Hello friends, Trini Travellers and casual travel stumblers I have been off for a while … in fact, this is the first post I’ve made since September. It’s been the longest gap between posts in the last 7 years. I’ve had a couple very good reasons! Adventures in “cottaging” Over the summer of 2014, I spent most of my time …Read More »
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The ways 9/11 changed travel … 13 years later
I still remember working in Montreal and seeing the towers fall on 9/11. Little could I have understood how the game completely changed on that day. I remember reading Orwell’s masterpieces of “1984” and “Animal Farm” and Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” or Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” as a teen and thinking that if we ever got even close …Read More »
Tipping etiquette in Trinidad : Who and Who not to tip!
From a previous series of discussions on “crappy service charges in Trinidad” based on another post on “What to eat in Trinidad in 72 hours“, I realized that many travellers to Trinidad might not even know the actual tipping etiquette in Trinidad. Overall, we know that 90% of the travellers have at least once been confronted by a person they …Read More »
Why you should get a Parks Canada Discovery Pass for PEI.
In my years of travelling, I’ve found that city passes or time limited passes have rarely given me the value that I thought I would get. Here’s a three tales from my experience using passes in Europe Helsinki Card : For instance, on my last trip to Helsinki, Finland … I bought the “Helsinki Card” thinking that I would see …Read More »
What to eat in Trinidad in 72 hours : Eat like a local!
As a traveller, amateur cook and a “foodie” … and by “foodie”, I mean someone with highly exacting food standards that can come off as a pretentious “know it all” asshole, I’ve had my fair share of amazing meals. I’ve also had a litany of terrible meals in all parts of the world. It’s why I can make ridiculous claims …Read More »
Racism as a Travelling Trinidadian.
Everyone is racist. Get over it and move on! Now that I’ve said it, we can move on and talk about travelling as a “visible minority” or “person of colour” or racism as a travelling Trinidadian. My definition of racism is a bit fluid. People are naturally drawn to what they know and understand … which has led to many …Read More »
Throwback to a Trini in Scotland 2004 with bad photography
I was having some thoughts about the Scotch tour I had in Scotland, which was my first really great drinking experience and to my wife who has some English and Scottish in her bloodline … and I was thinking that it’s about time to start planning a trip back to the land of my favorite alcohol. 10 years ago, I …Read More »
Ask a Trini : Do you accept guest posts? F#$% No!
This is a travel blogger rant. The question … “Do you accept guest posts” Answer : No!!! See that … I emphasized the “No!!!” with three exclamation marks and bold. I’m so sick and tired of getting emails from SEO “firms” and “Travel Bloggers” who want to write content or a guest post for my site. I don’t mind being …Read More »
Ask a Trini : Why bother with a mileage run?
Doing my latest mileage involved travelling across three continents and 25462 miles. Along the trip, I happened to met other mileage runners. The discussion ranged from optimal plane configuration, optimization of booking classes, comparisons of different mileage programs to why fried chicken at Jollibee in the Philippines should not come with ball of rice but rather with the “standard” basket …Read More »
Ask a Trini : 11 reasons to love Trinidad
While I tend to write about all aspects of travel … the good and the bad … I thought I would remind everyone about some of the reasons I love Trinidad. Where else can you get Indian, Africa and “Indo-African” or “Afro-Indian” food? In Trinidad, you can find curry chicken in any Roti Shop. You can find a “Stew Chicken” …Read More »