Out and About in Trinidad

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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Out and About in Trinidad - This building looks like it is straight out of Mumbai, India.  The Indian influence is ever present in Trini food and architecture.
Out and About in Trinidad - Many of the local marinas have restaurants on the dock. This was a sunset dinner at a place called Sails on the west coast of Trinidad.
Out and About in Trinidad - Many of the local marinas have restaurants on the dock.  Note the pelican on the log in the left horizon of the photo.
Out and About in Trinidad - After a jog around Port-of-Spain's central park, lined with hotels, mansions, embassies, the zoo and performing arts center, we took a stop to drink the water from a fresh cocnut at this roadside stand.  Note the guy chopping off the top with a machete.
Out and About in Trinidad - Many of the local marinas have restaurants on the dock.  This was our celebretory beers after the live fire shoot (see my blog on the Trinidad demonstration).

Out and About in Trinidad Port of Spain Reviews

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Out and About in Trinidad Nov 01, 2010
Trinidad is unique among the Caribbean islands for a few different reasons. For one, geographically it borders both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean so you will have different sea states, water temperatures and water colors based on where on Trinidad or Tobago you may be. T&T also has its own oil, so they have a thriving economy that is not completely dependant on the tourism industry. As such they have pretty sophisticated infrastructure and a functioning government and secusity aperatus in place. Also, I found that the T&T people were extrememly polite and friendly which cannot be said for other islands in the region. Finally, T&T has a diverse mixture of people diminated by Indians, Africans and Asians so they have a regional cuisine that has more than just Jerk Chicken and Rice and Beans (although I do love those things). The Indian influence in the food and architecture mix interestingly with the Caribbean culture. Such must haves are the Rotti (a stuffed dumpling), crabs and dumplings, Geera Pork (curried pork) and local jerk in any form. Most of the restaurants tend to be laid back. As all Caribbean nations, they take their rum seriously - I liked the 1919, but I believe one of the other labels was Fernandes.
After a jog around Port-of-Spain's…
Many of the local marinas have res…
Many of the local marinas have res…
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