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Stories and Tips Trinidad and Tobago

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An Excellent Guesthouse in Trinidad

Written by Jodeci527 on 19 Jan, 2013

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…Read More

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Bargain Shopping in Trinidad

Written by Jodeci527 on 17 Jan, 2013

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…Read More

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A Dinner Date For Diwali

Written by Jodeci527 on 14 Jan, 2013

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…Read More

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D' Avenue: Great Times for Less

Written by Jodeci527 on 09 Jan, 2013

D' Avenue is the nickname given by the locals to what can be found on the map as Ariapita Avenue. This avenue is akin to what Las Vegas is to California in this island nation. Here is where everyone goes to party, to hang out…Read More

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Trinidad Transportation on the Cheap

Written by Jodeci527 on 13 Dec, 2012

Getting around in Trinidad by public transport is an adventure all by itself. On first glimpse, the system appears to be confusing and downright chaotic, and it takes a bit of time to get used to. I studied in Trinidad for a few months, and…Read More

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Maracas Beach, Trinidad

Written by Jodeci527 on 10 Dec, 2012

There are a few spots in Trinidad which any local will insist that a visitor should go. One of these places is none other than Maracas Bay, the most visited beach on the island. Trinidad itself, is not a beach destination, as many oil rigs…Read More

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Moulin Rouge Band Launch

Written by Jalpari on 31 May, 2005

After a couple of days showing me around the island, Nnamdi and CJ were still hanging tough, and my next mission was to get them and me to my very first band launch. Simply describing, a ‘band launch’ is the very beginning stages of pre-Carnival…Read More

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Blue Waters Inn: Part II - Our Stay

Written by MoDean on 18 Jun, 2005

We arrived at the Blue Waters after a nerve-wracking 2 hours of driving the Windward Road, gritting our teeth around curve after curve while narrowly avoiding what seemed like certain death. Because we’d made stops at a few beaches along the way, because I’d forgotten…Read More

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Driving The Leeward Road

Written by MoDean on 12 Jun, 2005

Our best driving experience was along the Leeward Road (Caribbean side) from Charlotteville to Castara. The northernmost bit, from Charlotteville to L’Anse Fourmi, is officially unfinished, but only about a third of it is still unpaved. The rest is passable for any 4WD, though it’s…Read More

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Driving On Tobago

Written by MoDean on 12 Jun, 2005

We had been up since 4am, spent five hours on airplanes, and lugged heavy bags full of snorkel equipment through two airports, so the 15-mile drive from our car rental agency to our hotel seemed like a piece of cake. Not so. As soon as…Read More

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