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Getting on like a Wajang in Ourika Valley …

<Me … in full Wajang mode> What the hell is dis shit? Wha’ yuh mean that it cold, and the other people don’t wanna climb to the waterfall? Which part of my problem is dat? I paid for ah tour, and the highlight of today’s tour was climbing the waterfall, otherwise you all taking to me some shithole Berber village …

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Catalan Terrorist Pigeons in Placa Catalunya

For some reason, every iconic picture of Europe I saw in travel brochures involved some low angle shot of a pigeon in a square or plaza with the background of some European travel sight. Why re-invent, when you can copy the same shots? One really good reason … these pictures don’t tell you about the inherent dangers of Plaza/Square/Placa/Zocalo pigeon …

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Crazy basilica police and cold fingers

Standing outside the side facade at El Escorial, looking at another work of the church, one cannot help but wonder what the world of architecture would have been without the church and its money. El Escorial was, at once, a monastery and a Spanish royal palace. Originally a property of the Hieronymite monks, it is now an monastery of the Order …

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Las Cuevas Bay

If Maracas Bay is the poster child for Trinidad’s beaches with its imported sand, “Bake and Shark” stalls and decent bathroom facilities, then Las Cuevas Bay must be her ugly sister. One has to drive about 10-15 minutes further down the North Coast road. It is easy driving with no forks in the road till the beach. This is another …

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10 day Spanish Travel Itinerary

For those who like trip itineraries and making things shorter, my first draft of the Spanish Inquisition. Also here is the google map for this trip. For those who know better, please comment on this first draft via comments and let me know if this is a realistic first draft. Day 1 – Saturday 13th February 2010 – Madrid The …

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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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