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What’s the cure for Doubles-itis?? The Doubles Factory of course!

Ok I seriously think I am going into Doubles shock now. This is the third day in a row, that I’m gorging on this hot, oily chick pea – flour concotion slathered with Coriander(“Chadon Beni”) hot sauce, tamarind sweet chutney and mango kutchela. I think my blood is slowly turning into Chickpea sauce. Now a new innovation I have discovered is the …

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Sunsets at the Temple in the Sea

The “Temple in the Sea” is really a Hindu temple built on reclaimed land in Waterloo, Trinidad. In 1947 Siewdass Sadhu a devote Hindu built a temple near the seaside on land owned by sugar cane company Tate and Lyle. He was persecuted for trespassing and fined £100 or 14 days in jail. So what … the company didn’t approve of a …

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Breakfast of Champions

Best breakfast ever … Dhalpuri & Baigan Choka and Tomatoes with Salted Fish : No explanation required Lovely specks of fresh garlic and pepper

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Ask a Trini : How to order doubles in Trinidad …

Dreaming of one of the following, instantly makes a Trini happy: Being under the bed covers in my parent’s house with the sounds of torrential rain on the galvanized roof – if there is a better sleep in this world, I have not yet experienced it Waking up in the morning to a breakfast of Sada Roti, hot Tomato choka and …

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Another thing to do in Trinidad : Hike El Tucuche …

On the list of things to do in Trinidad, hiking El Tucuche doesn’t rank up in the “must-do” category for me. It’s not because it is lacking in beauty, lovely trailside waterfalls, interesting flora and fauna, but because I am just too damn lazy. I’ve hiked up El Tucuche twice in my life and that was good enough for me … …

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Easter weekend camping in Balandra Bay

In all my time living in Trinidad, I’ve been to Toco beach once. Going with the guys camping to Balandra Bay is definitely one of the all time fun things to in Trinidad at Easter time. That being said, going to Balandra on Easter weekend tends to be a bit of a zoo, since everyone tends to have similar ideas …

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Boldfaceness or audacity … take your pick

I saw this article and I thought to myself … this is why I avoid Trinis in Toronto. People ask me all the time, “Yuh tink yuh is Vidya Naipaul”, or “How yuh is such a hater so?” or “Whappen, you think yuh better dan we now, or something since you traveling the world?” or the best so far, “Why …

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Why bother with travelling?

We all have reasons for traveling. I’m always questioning the rationale of why I travel. Personally, it is for one or a combination of a multitude of reasons, which include I’m a lost soul, trying to figure out why I like many things and have many interests but yet I have no one overwhelming, overarching, singular passion I like to …

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