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Damn … Is the FIFA World Cup this year???

After following Trinidad for the 2010 World Cup campaign and seeing us fall to last place in the hexagonal final round was just depressing. The seeds for our demise were sown right after the qualification for the 2006 World Cup. There was such euphoria after we qualified. I can remember almost crying when we beat Bahrain, the hope that I …

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Driving down Manzanilla Beach…

One of my favorite drives in Trinidad is along the East Coast heading to Manzanilla Beach. I find that the beaches on the East Coast, while not having the “bluest” water and the finest sands, it does have this brilliant ‘wild’ feel to them; the trees are twisted and contorted into different shapes, coconuts are scattered all along the molasses brown …

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Why you should go to Macqueripe Beach…

When traveling, high paid marketing experts create Caribbean images of white sand beaches, crystal clear blue water, fancy drinks with umbrellas in them … this is all packaged nicely into a hotel experience and “ta-da!!” … tourist beach experience. Macqueripe Beach is one of NOT one those experiences, but yet it has always remained a favorite of mine and many …

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Search terms make me laugh…

In the last year, people stumbled on my blog from search engines using the following terms. It amazes me the terms that I get in the log files. I guess the post I made earlier this year on how to use the circumvesuviano was a popular one as it was 192 searches on google led to my travelogue. However, “Punta …

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Review of Grand Bahia Principe, Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Disclaimer: This review is based on my first time experience in an all-inclusive resort. As a backer-packer or adventure tourist, I typically couldn’t care less about the amenities, room service or the number of ala carte restaurants that are on the property but I have been told (my significant other is my all inclusive expert) that these are some of …

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Dunn's River Falls…..

So after the lunch at Scotchies, we were off to Dunn’s River Falls. Now for all the comments and reviews about Dunn’s River Falls, in retrospect, it is actually a very nice tourist attraction. The falls definitely make for great pictures and the experience of climbing the falls was definitely an enjoyable one. Going down the path to get to …

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Jerk at Scotchies. Why can’t I have a jerk pit in my place???

Jerk chicken is believed to have been conceived when the Maroons introduced African meat-cooking techniques to Jamaica, which were combined with native Jamaican ingredients and seasonings used by the Amerindians.The method of smoking meat for a long period of time served two practical purposes: keeping insects away from the raw meat, and preserving it for longer once it has been …

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Last minute off to Margaritaville…

Prior to dinnner, I decided to try out the camera for some night shots of the resort. So after a long,  lazy day by the pool… the three couples are having a drink in the lobby bar and then Norm and Mxine check out, since they’re a bit tired from the night before. We’re about to check out, when this …

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How to get from Trinidad to Tobago? | How to get to Tobago from Trinidad?

Updated 15th March, 2013 … all still applies 😀 This is such a common question, whether it be on Lonely Planet, Couchsurfing or any other of the travel forums and travel sites I know. Personally, I would always take the plane instead of the ferry, even for the cost conscious backpacker, you will find that it is a better experience. …

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