This morning while in the line to head to the US, I met a Trini and we chatted and followed the typical Trini social script, then he invited me to his house for a drink … no problem, right? He mentioned that he had a 1.75L bottle of Johnnie Walker Black, we could polish off with Coconut Water. So this …Read More »
Good morning and fuck you “IslandPeople” … Girlpower 2012 fete review – February 17th, 2012
I had to think long and hard about how to express and post my utter contempt for IslandPeople and their horrible organization at last night’s event GirlPower. I for one will NEVER ever attend or RECOMMEND an IslandPeople event again – in fact for the next three years, I’ll set a reminder to write a post to remind people that …Read More »
How much does playing mas in Trinidad cost? Carnival in Trinidad is EXPENSIVE … don’t doubt that!
With the post Carnival cool down over, it’s back to real life and figuring out the bills. The number 2 question, I’ve gotten from readers is how much should I budget for my Trinidad Carnival plans? Here is a detailed cost breakdown for Carnival 2012. I’ve included all Carnival and touring related costs. I recognize that this cost breakdown will …Read More »
10 reasons why I love Tobago but hate going there!!!
This is a general shout out and blogger rant to all the people in Tobago who work in the tourist industry or what purports to be a tourist industry. I don’t live in Trinidad anymore – some days I’m sad about this, but all it takes to remind me that I’m glad to visit but not stay in Trinidad is …Read More »
So you think can swim … Tobago Style … Castara Bay, Englishman’s Bay, Parlatuvier Bay, Bloody Bay
When you’re from Trinidad, you think that the world has things that are better, prettier and more well known. I can safely say that driving along the Leeward Coast of Tobago has to rank amongst the prettiest drives with some of the beach vantage points in the world. Many Trinis/Tobagonians take these things for granted, as most do not have a …Read More »
Heading to Speyside & Little Tobago
The drive from Crown Point to Little Tobago or Bird of Paradise Island, involves going down the Windward Road through Roxborough into the sleepy village town of Speyside. Once you’re there, there are two ways you can get to the Little Tobago island reserve. Hire a fishing charter that will cost about $350 ($58USD) each. They will offer a nice guided tour around …Read More »
Store Bay, Tobago … nothing much needs to be said …
Getting from Trinidad to Tobago is an easy plan; no hassle, short flight, no crazy drivers that one has to worry about in Trinidad. If you’re in Tobago, after taking the 14 minute flight from Trinidad, your next steps should go something like this … Call pre-arranged taxi rental company to pick you up from airport and head straight to the …Read More »
Tadjah night hunting in St. James
This is the reaction I got tonight from the folks at home (note Trini English)… <Dad> Where are you out to tonight? <Me> Hosay <Dad> Huh? Yuh mean in St. James? But it not safe down there … it have so much crime there <Me> I’ll be fine … <Dad> Who yuh meeting? <Me> People …. Anyway for years I’ve …Read More »
Roti Ranking Scale Version 2.0
In the newest and latest version of the Roti Ranking Scale … I’ve applied it to two restaurants that D and I ate at this weekend. Danforth Roti Shop and ACR Doubles and Roti in Toronto. The first calibration of the scale was done based on factors described in the scale. BTW for those who think I have waaayyy too much time …Read More »
How to get from Trinidad to Tobago? | How to get to Tobago from Trinidad?
Updated 15th March, 2013 … all still applies 😀 This is such a common question, whether it be on Lonely Planet, Couchsurfing or any other of the travel forums and travel sites I know. Personally, I would always take the plane instead of the ferry, even for the cost conscious backpacker, you will find that it is a better experience. …Read More »