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Riding the Sulphur Mountain Gondola

Riding the Sulphur Mountain Gondola

One thing I do love when playing Trini Tourist in any part of the world is riding a cable car/telespherique/gondola … pretty much any ride that goes up or down a mountain. Past highlights include Singapore Cable Car – Singapore Zermatt/Matterhorn Cable Car - Swiss Alps, Switzerland Montserrat Cable Car -  Montserrat, Spain Masada Cable Car – Masada, Israel Pao de Azucar Cable Car – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil So once you’re in Banff, riding the Sulphur Mountain gondola is another must see/do, especially if you’re blessed with sunny weather in winter. Sulphur Mountain is one of the most popular ... Read More »

Yet another cable car ride – Singapore Cable Car

Yet another cable car ride – Singapore Cable Car

I love cable car rides … nuff said. If your country has a great cable car ride, then more than likely I will do it once I get there. For instance, a couple of my favorite cable car rides have been Matterhorn, Switzerland … post Monserrat, Spain  … post Rio de Janeiro, Brazil … post Masada, Israel … post Barcelona, Spain … post Of course, Singapore as a world famous city-state must have a Singapore Cable Car ride. It must be clean, efficient, well organized and linked to some other tourist trap, because it wouldn’t be Singaporean if it wasn’t. ... Read More »

Don’t worry – tips on being safe in Latin America

On my first trip to Mexico years ago, I remember my friends telling me that it was unsafe, full of drugs, hookers, bandits and that everyone would try to take my stuff at every turn. In Trinidad, the bandit copied the “Colombian” kidnapping habit, hence my Trini friends would tell me that they knew someone, who knew someone else who was kidnapped or murdered in Latin America, about how their favourite pastime “is kidnapping tourists”. Of course, the media sensationalizes everything today and has a pesky habit of accentuating the negative aspects about different parts of the world. It’s like when I go to US ... Read More »