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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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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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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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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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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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