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8 hours in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (St Thomas Shore Excursion)

Getting into St. Thomas, I had forgotten how touristy and commercial these American ports can be. The actual port area seemed to be one huge tax exclusion zone that catered for American tourists. That being said … the prices were pretty awesome on jewellery, sunglasses and liquor. If you’re into all the shopping and wandering around the tourist complex of …

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It’s my first cruise … I can’t really say I’m that excited …

So we’re leaving for Puerto Rico and then we’re off on my first ever cruise. I can’t say that I’m stoked or super excited for a couple reasons that have nothing to do with the cruise I’ve always associated cruising with old people I’ve always associated cruising with old people who want to do nothing else but eat their faces …

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J’Ouvert morning 2012 … Blow yuh whistle, Knock yuh bottle

Before any discussion about J’Ouvert morning – hit play on the video. This has be to discussed against the backdrop of this song. I’ll disclaimer myself … I am not a J’Ouvert expert. In fact, I think any foreigners who’ve visited Trinidad more than three times for the Carnival, have more J’Ouvert experience than myself. This is for a couple reasons None of …

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Carnival Tribe is not about Carnival … it’s about printing money and pushing THEIR idea of the Carnival experience

Playing mas in Trinidad is a bucket list highlight for many people, especially those second and third generation Trinidadians who’ve only heard about how great Trinidad Carnival is while playing mas in New York, Toronto, Miami etc. As a veteran “fete sket“, I’ve crossed the stage multiple times with Poison and now Tribe and to be perfectly honest, I couldn’t …

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Moka Explosion 2012 – What can $1500 buy for you?

After all the Carnival festivities … it’s back to the rest of fetes for the Carnival season prior. As much as I might complain about the prices of this fete every year … it does guarantee a phenomenal all inclusive experience and is one of the two “Be Seen” fetes on Carnival Sunday (The other on being Brian Lara’s shindig). …

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