Jemas Guesthouse and Apartments

New Road 17 a, Black Rock, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, 0000, Caribbean | Villa
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Tobago farewell

A travel blog entry by andy_n

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... in the area. They serve a dozen or more varieties of pizza and did not disappoint, although it seemed odd to be eating pizza in Tobago. James saved the day, however, by ordering the fruitti di mare variety, so at least we were eating seafood.

We ended the day with ocean and pool splashes then returned to the town of Buccoo for dinner. The El Pescador was another highly rated restaurant. As mentioned earlier, it ...

Bachacks on parade

A travel blog entry by andy_n

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... of one Elvis Jack as a certified tour guide, so we connected with him to arrange a three-hour exploration of this habitat. Sadly, mobility issues made it impossible for me to accompany the group on this journey.

The family set off with their guide at 6:30am for the two-hour drive to the central ridge of the island. They returned at mid-afternoon with breathless tales of caymans, agouties, various raptors, parrots and ...

Out on the reef

A travel blog entry by andy_n

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... blue and yellow fish that were abundant back then were nowhere to be seen on this dive. It was shocking.

If you research Buccoo reef you will find that there is no consensus over whether of not the area can ever be revived. Like sister reefs off Belize, and even the Great Barrier Reef, these amazing, living gardens are seriously threatened. While I am happy that I had a chance to see Buccoo in a more splendid time, I am saddened beyond words to see what it ...

In the shelter of the reef

A travel blog entry by andy_n

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... dreams.

Normally, I tend to resent prosthelytizing of this sort. Having made reference in this blog several times already to the dark side of Caribbean culture, however, I was encouraged to witness overt attempts by some to re-introduce and reinforce notions of responsibility and fair play in Tobagonian society. To a large degree, the bad guys have taken over many of the islands. On four occasions I saw signs that the good guys were starting to push back ...

On the beach

A travel blog entry by andy_n

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... despite the racket. Ted and I, meanwhile, went in search of groceries with which to stock our larders. This was not exactly an easy task.

There may be regular grocery stores in Scarborough, the capital city of Tobago, but out here in Store Bay they were disguised as motel offices, ground floor house apartments, and strip-mall office units. It was sometimes hard to make them out as I drove along, struggling to simultaneously figure out which was the ...

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This villa, located on New Road 17 a, Black Rock, is near Argyle Waterfall, Nylon Pool, Fort King George, and Store Bay.
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