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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Driving down Manzanilla Beach…
One of my favorite drives in Trinidad is along the East Coast heading to Manzanilla Beach. I find that the beaches on the East Coast, while not having the “bluest” water and the finest sands, it does have this brilliant ‘wild’ feel to them; the trees are twisted and contorted into different shapes, coconuts are scattered all along the molasses brown …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Search terms make me laugh…
In the last year, people stumbled on my blog from search engines using the following terms. It amazes me the terms that I get in the log files. I guess the post I made earlier this year on how to use the circumvesuviano was a popular one as it was 192 searches on google led to my travelogue. However, “Punta …Read More »
Sushi? Trinidad? There is a reason that raw fish and Trinidadians doesn’t work!
I have gotten this question in online forums a couple times, as well as seeing that people are actively searching the terms on my travelogue, so I thought I would write a reusable answer for this question. My first question to anyone even thinking about having Japanese food in Trinidad … Why bother???? With the variety and fusion of foods …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 »
Carnival Sunday in Moka….$800 for a ticket, really?!!?
Man to tell you how inflation and demand has allowed promoters to assrape people into buying tickets for this fete! Over the year the price of Moka tickets has skyrocketed!!! 2004 : $300 2005 : $400 2006 : $600 2006 : $750 2008 : $800 This fete is exactly the same thing over the last 5 years. The food is …Read More »
Soca Monarch in Queen’s Park Oval – really? With all the natives?!?! Really!
Yes really!! I went to Soca Monarch in the Queen’s Park Oval. But we had Richard to guide us and give us the lay of the land! It was sooo funny though, since among Beena, myself and even Sal, we were a bit intimidated by the whole mass of humanity! So Richard gave Sal the following rules, since of course …Read More »
So in Trinidad.. we fete…latest fete was the Tribe Ignite Fete
So really when you get to Trinidad, there are a couple things we Trinis are amongst the World Experts in. Some advanced Trini topics would be Liming / Feteing Carnival Wining Food Learning to drive without dying while going at 190 km/h on a potholed road Anyways so after a long, long drive all day to Manzanilla Beach in bad …Read More »