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Eating Blue Food Roti in Tobago

When you’re working in the Maritimes, you’ll find a ridiculously friendly people who have no clue about the Caribbean. They’re all super curious and have tons of questions. Most of the questions are the usual mundane type … but then one question caught me off guard … If you’re a twin island republic, do you guys have the same type …

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Ask a Trini : 11 reasons to love Trinidad

While I tend to write about all aspects of travel … the good and the bad … I thought I would remind everyone about some of the reasons I love Trinidad. Where else can you get Indian, Africa and “Indo-African” or “Afro-Indian” food? In Trinidad, you can find curry chicken in any Roti Shop. You can find a “Stew Chicken” …

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How to piss off a Trinidadian

Trinidadians are a musical, vibrant, cosmopolitan, sexy people with a ridiculously awesome accent. We are the smallest country to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. We have had world champions come from these tiny shores : Hasley Crawford, Ato Boldon, Keshorn Walcott. One of the world’s greatest cricketers came from Trinidad : Brian Lara. There are unique natural attractions in …

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Wining at a Trini wedding … and more videos

Over the years, I’ve take a lot of videos. I would say that my videos are pretty horrible, since I have no sense of cinematography whatsoever. It’s almost as though I’ve been shooting my video in the same manner in which I shoot my photos … but they’re obviously two very different things. I’ve never really expected anyone to see …

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20 facts about Trinidad and Tobago …

Completely copied from facebook through Pablo Gordon … don’t know who wrote it. The Steelpan: The only new acoustic instrument to be invented and accepted worldwide in the 20th century originated in Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago is home to the world’s largest traffic roundabout around the Queen’s Park Savannah. In 2006, Trinidad and Tobago became the smallest country …

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What I don’t miss about Trinidad Carnival 2013 and 2014 edition

It’s been a year since my last Carnival in Trinidad. I really thought I would miss being home … but I’m getting older… so here’s what I don’t miss about Trinidad Carnival I don’t miss the high price of appearing at fetes. When was the last time you checked the price to fete for Carnival week? Don’t know … well …

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Ask a Trini : Let’s fix Trinidad’s tourism slogan

Every time I see an slogan for Jamaica, Dominican Republic or Cancun, it makes my blood boil a little each time. In April 2013, the Caribbean Tourism Organization sponsored a conference in Trinidad on Sustainable Tourism Development. This was a nice little dog and pony show to communicate to the 100 interested people that we take tourism seriously – as …

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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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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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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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