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Travel Blogs from Trinidad
... menu as "sautéed
Checked out a panyard but, no pan, just some locals sat
around drinking beer, which could have been almost as entertaining. Popped into
the cemetery on the way back when I eventually found the entrance on Mahatma
Ghandi. A little oasis of calm in the middle of the city but surprisingly not
too many lavish tombs.
By then it was beer o’clock and the hammock on the veranda
was beckoning – a nice ...
... tourist beach for a dip in
the surf – plenty of lifeguards and red flags to indicate strong undertow – the
former obviously made the latter not an issue as everyone was swimming where
the red flags were!
As ever, timing of maxi taxis is crucial – they only run
when full so you have to choose wisely – try and take one too early, like I
did, an no-one has finished their POS shopping and is not ...
... I could find!
Eventually I was out of the super modern zone and made it into Old Town, San Felipe. I quickly did a circuit of the town as it was already late afternoon and quickly approaching 5pm and saw Plaza Catedral, Plaza Bolivar and also Plaza de Francia. It was a nice Old Town but really pales in comparison to the ‘Jewel of the Caribbean’ – Cartagena! Still it was nice to look around and it offered really amazing views of the big fancy buildings ...
... full armour. It was really quiet scary. But lucky for us, they weren't looking for some pasty white people.
Saturday started with us heading off to Maracas beach with a gentleman that Mike works with, Ernie. So off we go….thru extremely curvy roads. Remember that the roads here are equivalent to one lane in Saskatoon. We make it there alive….thank goodness….it was a very lush ...
... OK, so there we were, back at Customs at the Trini airport with our old double turning blocks. One of the questions they ask is whether you are bringing in any “boat parts”. We said yes, but since they were old we didn’t think we’d have to pay duty. The agent (the one having the bad day), told us that we needed to declare it and go into that other room. After about 20 minutes, Chris emerged saying that we needed to stop in the Customs ...