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HEADING TO TRINIDAD - SUNDAY MARCH 8
Today we are heading to Trinidad, our last country on this tour. While I have always thought of it as a Caribbean Island, it's more in the Atlantic than the Caribbean and it’s so very close to South America – only 8 miles from Venezuela while it is further from Tobago, it’s sister …
... smelled horrible. Things that smell bad and taste bad are usually good for you in some fashion. So the tree and its fruit were used for a variety of illness like gastrointestinal upsets, menstrual problems, as well as impotence. I looked it up and it is used in some cultures for cooking as well. Whew. Definitely something you must grow up eating, like durian.
Finally the bus comes round to get us and we are back ...
... by a big poster that says "ALL CAMO IS ILLEGAL IN TRINIDAD. IF IT IS FOUND IN YOUR POSSESSION, YOU WILL BE FINED" Oh ****, I brought a pair of camo long shorts which I figured would be nice casual attire for strolling around the islands. Should I report them? Maybe they'll just fine me anyway. I get the impression that government officials take themselves very, very seriously in these tiny countries, and are quick to show they are the ones in authority. Finally ...
... read socialism) in Venezuela, just seven miles away by sea, had resulted in massive immigration to Trinidad by Spanish speaking Venezuelans, to the point that a significant percentage of the island's population is now Spanish speaking. There is some political discussion going on about declaring the island to be officially bilingual in English and Spanish. Well, good luck with that, but I am not sure where that leaves those whose home tongue is Hindi or Urdu.
... the local Faulty Towers for my final evening travelling! The receptionist was mostly useless, wifi was broken but at least security was high with bulletproof glass covering the front desk! After a good Mexican dinner I went to meet George’s friend Georgina in a local bar to say hello, get some Trinidad tips and have a final farewell drink. The next morning I was up early for the third Lions match and then enjoyed a slow morning in Trinidad (eating ‘doubles’ for lunch) before my flight ...