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Travel Blogs from St. Ann's
Another early start, following a 6am microwave pinging wake
up call. Was at the bus station before 8am but a complete waste of time as the
ticket booth doesn't open til 8 on a Saturday and the bus left at 8 – the next
wasn’t til 9 though no-one will tell you that – the ticket person can’t be
bothered and information don’t seem to work at that hour and the timetables
shown are only for weekdays.
It’s a ...
The big problem with these traditional houses is the thin
non-insulated walls that don’t reach the ceiling and the boards that run
through from one room to another – this means you can see and feel every
movement of your neighbour – in my case it was a very heavy footed guy who was
ill and had to get up every 25 mins thoughout the night to puke – his
thunderous run to throw up and the ...
... of 4 Leatherbacks that evening and it was something really special to see – I would say better than the Giant Tortoises of the Galapagos (sorry Tortoises) because the Leatherbacks live in the Ocean all year round and you can only see them in very specific parts of the world at fairly specific times! Having had disappointment the night before meant it was even better to see it live and be lucky enough to get 4 in one night! Unfortunately you cannot use flash photography ...
... of relaxing, new and absolutely terrifying. The project is run out of two houses right next to each other in the Arima Valley in northern Trinidad up in the rain forest. It was the dry seasons so it wasn't very humid and the bugs were low which was nice for me. The lab that the group worked in was attached to the backside of the house and on of the front was a nice porch with a few hammocks which I spent many hours occupying.
There were about 12 of us in total. 5-6 interns ...
... in the world, one here, one in Venezuela and one in California. Now this was truly amazing!!!! You can swim in the small pools that are there, they say that they have a healing power. Just like Watrous. Most of the asphalt was hard, but some was soft and gooey. There were pocket of gases oozing out of the ground….again….cool. They say that they have dinosaur bones in the pits.
Sunday was a ...