Trinidad and Tobago Journals

Living The 'Trinbago' Life

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A travel journal to Trinidad and Tobago by Jodeci527

R & Sea Divers Company Photo, Crown Point, Trinidad and Tobago More Photos
Quote: Living life like a local during a six month stay in Trinidad and Tobago.

An Excellent Guesthouse in Trinidad

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My Room at the Guesthouse Photo, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean
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Since Trinidad is not anywhere close to being on the backpacker trail of the world, accommodations are either hotels or a random Bed and Breakfast which may or may not be in a great location. If you're visiting for a week or less, you may be able to snag a reasonable deal with one of the more budget oriented hotels in the country, but anything longer than this would be unreasonably costly.A better idea would be to find a guesthouse or apartment which rents to visitors for longer terms for a reasonable price. These types of accommodations vary greatly in regards to the number of rooms and amenities which are included. Basic rooms can be had for approximately $11 USD per day, while the sky i...Read More

Bargain Shopping in Trinidad

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Shopping Downtown Photo, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean
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Most Caribbean islands except for Puerto Rico and St. Maarten (St. Maarten is duty free) are very expensive places to go shopping. Almost everything is heavily taxed and the variety is usually limited, making for a somewhat frustrating experience for visitors. Simple items such as sunscreen may only be found in pharmacies for a price that isn't cringe worthy, as 'regular' stores almost double the cost. Trinidad however, is quite an exception and for a rather original reason in comparison to the other islands. Due to the fact that the nation is very industrial as opposed to tourism oriented, many products are exported instead of imported, so shopping in general is very affordable. I took ad...Read More

A Dinner Date For Diwali

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Fireworks during Diwali Photo, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean
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Due to the large Indian population in the nation of Trinidad and Tobago, many of the Hindu celebrations are recognized there, and Diwali is not an exception. The Festival of Lights is one of the largest holidays of the Indian society, and I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in the festivities with a local family.In the days leading up to Diwali, there was a hustle and bustle in my neighbourhood, as locals did various chores around their homes in preparation for the event. Many different structures were skillfully created using dried halves of bamboo shoots on which lots of candles would be placed. Many of my Indian friends stopped eating meats of any kind, as this is part of th...Read More

R & Sea Diver's Company

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Attraction | "Fantastic Diving in Tobago"

R & Sea Diver's Company Photo, Crown Point, Trinidad and Tobago
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The small twin otter aircraft belonging to Caribbean Airlines lined up for the final descent into Tobago. The approach was nothing short of amazing, as we were flying only a few feet below the azure sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. The sea in which I hoped to explore via means of Scuba Diving. I was here in order to see what wonders lay underwater in the unspoilt tiny island, and the term excited didn't begin to express the emotion which was coursing through me.After collecting my luggage, I took a small cab to Fish Tobago, my hostel for my weekend trip. I needed a good night's rest since the staff of R&Sea Divers were picking me up bright and early the following day. This was to...Read More

R & Sea Diver's Company
Store Bay Road
Crown Point, Tobago
868 639-8521

Queen's Park Savannah

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Attraction | "Greenery In A Concrete Jungle"

Queen's Park Savannah Photo, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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The Queen's Park Savannah in central Port of Spain is a popular attraction for both locals and visitors alike. It's the world's largest traffic Round-A-Bout, and was aptly named after the Queen of England, seeing that Trinidad was once a British Colony. This area, fondly known as simply The Savannah, is the most substantial region of greenery in the city, and subsequently serves as the 'lungs' of the city.The park has a large number of trees strategically placed all around its circumference. Several of them are of different types, with the most famous being the Scarlet Flambouyant whose brilliant red flowers literally douses the park with colour during the Summer months. The shade which is...Read More

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Queen's Park Savannah
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Port of Spain, Trinidad