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Travel Blogs from Port of Spain
... the park and sunset, with lots of
birdsong and later, bat song.
Sunday is probably not the best day to travel especially on public transport, but given the rip off the local taxis are to the airport, just had to make sure I left in time. Flagging one down to get to the bus station and then finding the correct maxi taxi to the junction near the airport went fine. The problem is always the route taxis, identifying one in the first place – I just wave at any ...
... the only brand available in the local supermarket is ***** so I’m
sticking to the instant for now.
Too tired to undertake the planned trip so decided to head
to the beach – Maracas Bay is the best one within “easy” striking distance of
POS. It was a pleasant stroll around the market trying to find where the
appropriate maxi taxi there departed from – when I did, I discovered it would
... enjoying the sounds and sights of the band in the center of the park. Large TV screens allowed viewing from all parts of the park. Large statically placed speakers ensure that all in the park would be able to enjoy the music from the center stage. The festival appeared to be a run-up to the Carnival activities that would be beginning next week. As a precursor to Carnival, we felt that it was indeed preparing us for the event. We will be involved with Carnival ...
Port of Spain is located on the northwest coast of Trinidad island and is the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago. It is probably most famous for its Carnival which takes place prior to Lent. It is a mixture of parades, music and calypso competitions with costumes and masks. While entering the port facilities from the ship, you are greeted with a huge ...
... as I could but there was no bar, just people hassling me, so I turned round and went back to the safer part of the beach.
The next couple of hours, I sat with the look of a puppy dog waiting for a mini bus ride back to Port of spain. I waited and waited, and well, there was nothing else I could do. If it got dark, I'd have to grab a taxi or try thumb a lift, but after a couple of hours, one turned up and I sat next to some big ...