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Trinidad and Tobago

 

Trinidad and Tobago, or "TT" as Trinis call it, lies just about 11 miles off the coast of South America. Christopher Columbus called it the Isla de la Trinidad (the island of the Trinity) back in 1498. Today, this 1841 square mile isle, along with its little sister Tobago, has grown world famous for its fantastic Carnival! Steel pan gets played into the early morning hours as paraders "chip" through city streets in spectacular costumes. Needless to say, the rum flows freely!

 

But Carnival's not the only game in town. Trinidad's famous throughout the Caribbean for its Indian/Caribbean/African delights, like roti and doubles. Tobago gets the attention for its beaches, but you'll find awesome spots on Trinidad itself, like Maracas beach, with its shark-and-bake sandwiches. And the Asa Wright Center with amazingly lovely bird-life. Stay on the lookout for upcoming posts about this exotic and intriguing place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                 (Photo credit: Jakob Martynski, from Flickr)

September 10, 2015

One regret from my brief island getaway to the island country of Trinidad in the Caribbean? That I did not go birding. Yes, you heard me correctly. "Birding." Once up...

December 30, 2014

For years Zickie has told me that the Caribbean island of Tobago was beautiful. When I began to write this post, I asked, figuring that he was somewhat of an expert,...

October 6, 2014

If you thrive, like we do, on taking “Island Runaways,” that is, magical escapes to refresh and re-new both body and mind, one Caribbean island that can’t be missed i...

September 26, 2014

If super-sweet rum cocktails are not your thing, watch Zickie's "educational video" on crafting a cocktail with both Jamaican and Trinidadian influences.

 

 

 

 

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