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Trini Impressions of the Minnesota State Fair

In Trinidad, we have these old school things called “Bazaars” … growing up in Trinidad in the 90’s, every village or two seemed to have an annual one to raise money for the local community. I liked going to them because I would see all the people from the village, get some good food and maybe some gossip. The American …

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If you’re hungry in Buffalo … fill up at La Bella Sicilia

For many years, I would come to Buffalo for shopping, drinking and not a little gambling at the Seneca Casino. I would also be amazed by tales of Pizza and Pasta from La Bella Sicilia. This very unassuming joint is something of a local legend in Cheektowaga, Buffalo. Their website advertises both Sicilian and NY style pizza. When you drive …

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It’s 12/12/12 … so here’s my travel year in review …

As we come to the end of the year, you can’t help but reflect on the year that has gone by. For D* and I, the adventures are almost over for the rest of the year, since we’re going to Guatemala again on December 27th. So as I sit here at the Westin in Edmonton at 5am, I’ve had some …

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The “day of” D* and Rishi’s Anthony Hamilton Proposal

Pulling off THE proposal at the end of an Anthony Hamilton concert was the culmination of a full development project plan. That being said … I did wage a twitter, email, phone and blog campaign to pull this off … here is the letter I wrote him from my blog. In fact, I have to say that it was the …

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Me vs Bunker Hill Monument … guess who won?

Wanna know how I know I’m getting old? When I climb up 294 steps to see a view only after going through a serious battle in my head, having to draws on years of false justification to do something that I know won’t be that rewarding.  We didn’t do anything significant like walk the entire Freedom Trail … because that …

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Vaillancourt Fountain in the Embarcadero

While in Boston this weekend, we saw a number of fountains and it got me to thinking about the Vaillancourt fountain in San Francisco.  It is definitely one of the stranger ones I’ve seen and for years in San Francisco, I walked right by the fountain without even noticing it.

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Liming in the house that Larry built …

Growing up in Trinidad in the late 80’s and early 90’s ensured a couple facts about my sports personality I would be a West Indies cricket fan till I die because I only knew the West Indies = spectacular World Domination with style The first World Cup I ever watched was the one in Mexico ’86. I saw Diego Maradona and …

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What to do in Mystic, Connecticut from Monday to Thursday?

See the map above, I’ve never known about Mystic, CT. If I weren’t here for work, then there would be almost a 0% possibility of me visiting or even knowing about this nook in the Northeast US. The funny thing is that there are two of the largest casinos in North America located within 20 mins of Mystic Foxwoods Casino …

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Swim, see and photograph Magens Bay in St. Thomas …

There are very few places in the world where I actually think that a morning jog would be awesome, especially since this Trini does not do the “cardio ting”. That being said, I think if there was a stretch of beach that would inspire a run, it would be America’s finest and most reliable treadmill : Magens Bay. It’s a …

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