Why have a Trini Travel Blog?

Trini travel blog – Why bother writing one? As the presence of the blog has grown over the last 7 years, I’ve gotten many an e-mail from Trinis around the world. What’s funny is that I’ve also gotten e-mails from other readers or stumblers across the world and a persistent question is “What’s a Trini?”

My answer is that a Trini is anyone from the twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Trinis are also the hardest partiers in the Caribbean … there is no doubt on this one, even from the Jamaicans (as much as they argue with us). No matter where you go, you’ll always meet someone who’ll say ‘Oh yeah I have a friend who is a Trini!’ or ‘My university roommate was from Trinidad!’. T&T is a small twin island country, but we have a profound world influence in sports and music. We have a saying “Trinis are like salt, we’re in everything!”.

Geographically, we’re at the bottom of the Caribbean, the very last island in the chain, right off the border from the mainland of South America.

The more I’ve travelled around the world, the less surprised I am to find Trinis wandering around, yet when I hear the sing-song accent of a Trini, it makes me so happy. That being said, when I first started writing, I could find nothing when I googled “Trini Travel Blog”. Even today, I still find search results from non Trinis. This blog was really started to keep track of my own personal travels and it’s grown over the years, to tell of one Trini’s travel experience. Over the years, there have been more Trini travel blogs that came online, but not enough for my taste. It’s always good to have multiple Trini travel perspectives, since I know Trinis really do get around.

Here’s a cold Thursday morning image for you from Speyside, Tobago
Trini Travel Blog
I’d love to have some thoughts from other Trinis though? Let me know of your own adventures or another Trini travel blog.

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at rishi@rishiray.com

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