Travel Blogs from Port of Spain
... 50 for chips. They also have a fantastic menu which has to be tried sometime. They also have a television on every space of wall, 11 in all including one on the other side of the bar for staff and kitchen staff to watch. So it would be rude not to watch the World Cup! Quite atmospheric with all different nationalities in the bar and we send good luck messages to our Dutch friends. We also bumped into the Swiss guy we were tied alongside of on the ...
Once again, we lucked out. We did not have to get off of the plan in Port of Spain. We simply waited while the crew did some restocking and then boarded the new passengers.
We arrived in Guyana at about 21:30, some 15 minutes early. Unfortunately our luggage did not arrive. We hope to be reunited with our bags tomorrow. That was really quite frustrating, in part because of all of the souvenirs we had ...
... up with a proper guide. There was quite a collection of discarded
shoes at various points as well as other bits and bobs which occasionally
surface i.e. mastodon skeleton.
One advantage of being there in wet season is being able to
bathe in the sulphurous waters that form in the large crevices or the fresher
waters on the outskirts though these do not have the same supposed health
benefits. You’d expect with all that liquid asphalt that ...
... looking for a restaurant. We settled on Trader Jack's Island Bar and Grill.
We opted to sit inside since it was a little cooler. The first thing we asked for were two big glasses of ice water. We were both dying of thirst. Once our thirst was quenched we switched to a glass of Malbec. It was from the Trapiche vineyards of Argentina. I could see how Malbec could replace Merlot as our favorite.
We both ...
... happily tucked up in our king size bed by nightfall!
A walk in daylight around the area took us to a supermarket for some food supplies, so we can eat less expensively and more healthily, and to sight see the Botanical Gardens and the Presidential Palace. We engaged our friendly driver to take us for a trip to see the National Emblem, the Scarlet Ibis at the Caroni Bird Sanctuary. This entailed a 2 hour boat trip into ...