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Ask a Trini : How to spend 24 hours in Trinidad?

This has to be one of most asked questions I’ve gotten asked or referral from Google on to this site, with this in mind, I’ve decided to add a new section called “Ask a Trini”. For the following question, I typically offer the following advice to start …  Trinidad is not a generally safe place at night …. rent a …

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On my way to Seoul, I found a ridiculous description of “Trini language”

I’m officially tired. In 36 hours, I would have done the following Edmonton to Vancouver Vancouver to Toronto – stopped off for an all day meeting downtown Toronto to Vancouver then to Seoul, South Korea. Of course, I’m researching everything to do or eat in Korea and I’ve stumbled on some great blogs including this guy’s blog. Pretty good stuff on here, then …

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213 life lessons learned, while speaking Trini across the world …

It’s been 16 years since I left Trinidad. That’s a long time to leave home … but I still get compliments about how fresh my accent is. I always get comments such as : “You don’t sound like you’re from Trinidad at all” “Your Trini accent is made up, right?” “Is that what Trinidadians sound like? I have another friend …

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5 surprise expenses for travellers … and surprise in a shitty way

Visa fees Visas are required for Canadian citizens traveling to some major countries, and the fees can really escalate. Countries like Brazil charges Canadians citizens, a “reciprocity fee” (which is basically a “you want to fuck with our citizens and charge them an arm and a leg to get in your country, then you can take the same thing back …

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I’m finally past the halfway mark … 50 wonders done, 50 to go …

The best part of travelling are the random experiences that happen along the way … that’s a main reason for compiling the experience inventory. Getting hopelessly lost in Morocco, getting stuck in a public restroom in Versailles, marvelling at the rice terraces in Batad, having a gun pulled on me in Palestine, discovering the best pizza and steak in Buenos …

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Corbeaux doh eat sponge cake … Johnnie Walker Black and Trinis

This morning while in the line to head to the US, I met a Trini and we chatted and followed the typical Trini social script, then he invited me to his house for a drink … no problem, right? He mentioned that he had a 1.75L bottle of Johnnie Walker Black, we could polish off with Coconut Water. So this …

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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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Quiet daytripping in St. Kitts …

It had been some years since I had been to St.Kitts but I remember it being a quiet island in comparison to other islands I had been to. So in one full day in St. Kitts, you’re limited to the following below (a driver and tour should cost about 25$ per person … since there is precious little to do …

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