Acajou Hotel

209`Paria Main Road, Grande Riviere, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago, Toco, Caribbean | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Grande Riviere

Bachacks on parade

A travel blog entry by andy_n

4

... species, iguanas and the endless array of flora unique to this amazing UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Lindrena was particularly taken by the parade of leaf-cutter ants, known locally as "bachacks" that marched considerable distances along well worn paths, carrying their green burdens like huge parasols back to their nests.

Just by-the-way, the serendipitous choice of guide was one of the great success stories of our trip. ...

Out on the reef

A travel blog entry by andy_n

4

... those that wished to were able to don snorkeling gear and take a plunge.

The biggest difference I saw, now 60 years since my last visit, was an almost total loss of colour. Where the reef had been miraculous in blues, yellows, reds and pinks back then, it is now mostly an olive drab. Where fern coral had swayed in colorful abundance, there was not one to be seen on this trip. We saw a few blue parrot fish and an occasional yellow and black stripped fish, but the ...

In the shelter of the reef

A travel blog entry by andy_n

4

... dreams.

Normally, I tend to resent prosthelytizing of this sort. Having made reference in this blog several times already to the dark side of Caribbean culture, however, I was encouraged to witness overt attempts by some to re-introduce and reinforce notions of responsibility and fair play in Tobagonian society. To a large degree, the bad guys have taken over many of the islands. On four occasions I saw signs that the good guys were starting to push back ...

On the beach

A travel blog entry by andy_n

5

... other descriptor works.

It would also have been sort of understandable if anyone, in that gathering of less than 30, had seemed to be enjoying or even listening to the din. But nobody was. A few were kicking a soccer ball around, some were conversing - but must have been using some kind of sign language because no voice could ever heard over the screaming. It was just crazy. The only thing I knew for sure was that complaining would be a very bad idea. ...

Bittersweet ending

A travel blog entry by ksmith630

4

... and organise a hostel for our first few nights in Costa Rica. No rest for the liver though, hit the rum again Tuesday night with the Manchester and Edinburgh crews, dancing away at Gravity... Still the only ones on the dance floor! Edinburgh kids kicked our asses at karaoke though... Wednesday was a final trip to the beautiful marigot bay before a relaxing night with movies and popcorn. If any of you readers ever make it to st Lucia, you have to go to marigot bay. Amongst ...

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