The Royal Hotel
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 was very lucky and got a whole 4 bed dorm to myself during my whole stay and the place was really nice with some fun guests!
In the morning I awoke to beautiful sunshine and went down to the famous Buccoo Bay (well documented by the famous diver Jaques Cousteau – the “3rd best reef in the world” after Belize and Great Barrier according to him…) for a look around. I had already agreed to meet the infamous ‘Lemon’ at 1pm so ...
Another day of doing nothing.
Read the Star Phoenix, listened to the radio that pretty much sums up the morning. We did venter off to the pool after lunch. We took our new water proof camera. That thing is pretty cool. I can only imagine how amazing it will be in the ocean rather than the pool.
Poor Robynn has no chance of sleeping in. "Slim" our landlord…..the name pretty much says it all…lol ...
... 2000 costumes. The prices per costume ran in the neighborhood of $400 US for some strategically placed sequins and feathers. If you wanted a costume to “march” in the parade, you would have to order one. The Pan Yards are in the final stages of practice for the semi-finals and we were delighted to hear their happy island music.
The boating community in Chagauramas is fairly active with social activities and comments on the morning VHF radio ...