Trinidad and Tobago
Trip Start Jun 27, 2006
11Trip End Dec 23, 2006
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Used a half marathon in Trinidad as an excuse to get away for the weekend. I was accompanied by another CIDA intern also dying to get away for a weekend. I was blown away by large buildings and traffic lights in Port of Spain. I guess I had gotten used to Georgetown and had forgotten how crap the infrastructure really is.
Took a gorgeous ferry ride between Trinidad and Tobago. Tobago beaches were amazing - and good snorkeling. Beats the mud water along the coast of Guyana.
The half marathon was good fun. Only one barefoot runner beat me - but that was humbling enough. A Kenyan won it and there were some quite fast T&T runners. A tropical shower hit within the first 20 minutes - which entirely soaked me and caused uncomfortable chaffing for the rest of the race - not to mention very soggy shoes. Then the sun came out in full force and it was incredibly hot for the rest. Barely broke 1:30. And I believe I was the first white male. Normally I wouldn't qualify my results by race - but it was emphasized by spectators cheering/harassing me the entire way yelling forest gump-like "run whiteboi run" and a couple times "don't let whitey beat you" to encourage people behind me. Amusing I suppose.