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Travel Blogs from Port of Spain
... as tickets have to be bought in
advance and I stupidly didn’t think to buy for the return trip too! This meant
when I was dropped off on the motorway sliproad that doubles as the bus station
in Chaguanas I discovered there would be nowhere to buy a ticket back – the
onward transportation is therefore not as described in the book either – had to
backtrack to the corner, turn right then left to find a route taxi to St Marys
(4tt$) to connect ...
... the kitchen, meaning a different sort of wake up call – the ping
of the microwave at 5.30 am right up until loud voices shouting over loud tv
until I showed them the error of their ways at 11pm last night.
Congestion is a major problem on the highways of Trinidad
and to help alleviate the problems the government have set up water taxi
services – unfortunately they are geared to commuters so there is only one a
day at a useful time ...
... yawning” down the communal
plumbing and the his groaning/moaning meant I got no sleep whatsoever despite
the earplugs – I was furiously tired by morning and asked to move rooms.
Needed 2 massive cups of very strong coffee just to get me
moving – stupidly I only brought instant thinking there wouldn’t be facilities
in a place like this – not only a coffee maker but also filter papers ...
... The tones of that drum were unique and beautiful. This was a great sendoff to a nice even paced day on the island of Trinidad.
Where is Harriet?
Shelby and Danny were the first to find Dan on the last hunt in Barbados. We felt that it was a good challenge and were impressed with the speed in which I was found. But as Shelby says, “Danny has young eagle eyes”. Today Harriet is shopping in the outdoor stands of Kings Wharf. Can you find her? It is not ...
... island. This man single-handedly took building materials on his bicycle from where he lived on the island to the sea where he built up the land using low tide. The temple sat on a narrow piece of land jutting out to the ocean. We walked out to the temple and then around it; we could smell incense coming from inside the temple and enjoyed the view of pelicans perched on small boats docked nearby.
We went to lunch at a restaurant in ...