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Ask a Trini : Restaurant Service Charges in Trinidad? What gives?!?!

Tipping in Trinidad is really non existent. It’s not part of the local culture – it never was. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. It’s come along with the “Americanization” of Trinidad. In all the franchise type restaurants, you’re encouraged to tip, even though the tip almost never goes to the waiter or waitress … if you put the tip …

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The Secret of Travelling Trinis … 10 jobs to enable your travel dreams

It’s Tuesday and you’re bored at home or you’re fed up with traffic on the highway  or you’re just thinking about changing scenes because you’re tired of the same liming spots with the same conversations. What better way to shake things up, than by changing everything and just leaving Trinidad for some adventures across the globe – to be that …

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Tourism in Trinidad … here’s 10 quick thoughts for improvement.

The TT government is trying to make tourism in Trinidad a viable industry. When I see articles like this in the newspapers, http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2013-04-15/tt-moves-prop-falling-tourism-industry … I really wonder what is the in the brain of the leaders – like our Tourism minister talking about a “Coming home year”. The idiocy of the idea is just rampant – why would anyone want …

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The Trini guide to Whiskey drinking

As much as I love travelling, drinking whiskey is the perfect accoutrement to the road. The funny thing is that as a Trinidadian, drinking whisky isn’t in our blood, nor is it in our minds. The general Trini has no f’n clue about what the difference between Scotch and Whiskey is (hint : there is none) or what constitutes a …

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Why have a Trini Travel Blog?

Trini travel blog – Why bother writing one? As the presence of the blog has grown over the last 7 years, I’ve gotten many an e-mail from Trinis around the world. What’s funny is that I’ve also gotten e-mails from other readers or stumblers across the world and a persistent question is “What’s a Trini?” My answer is that a …

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Online Inferiority Complexes

Top 10,20,30 lists are all the rage in travel writing. It’s much easier to come up with criticisms of any list, than come up with the list itself. This being said, through my Huffington Post account, I stumbled on the following article. 30 Things Travelers Must See and Do Before They’re 30 It’s kind of a crock of shit … …

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Open letter to Howard Hillman : Hillman Wonders

Hello everyone, This is an open letter to Howard Hillman from Hillman Wonders. How are you doing? I’ve been a great fan your website for the last 10 years, in fact I’ve used your Hillman Top 100 as my defacto bucket list. It’s a great bucket list and although I might not have agreed with everything in your top 100, …

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Antigua, Guatemala Travel Tips

From the last couple times I’ve been, here are couple notes about Antigua that should help, when planning a visit: The main plaza is beautiful.  Like many Latin American cities, the zocalo is the hub of all of the action – but unlike many other place, the zocalo in Antigua has FREE WI-FI!! Beat that!! Since we’re chatting about that …

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