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Jan 27, 2013 - Port of Spain

Port of Spain is a small city that has some large very modern office and municipal building, that would not look out of place in any major city. The streets and sidewalks however are in a bad way. It was Sunday when we arrived and everything, I mean everything, was closed and the near empty streets felt like the city was deserted. Deserted that is until we walked about a mile up to Savanna Park where there was a steel band competition to beat all steel band competitions being set up. About 25 bands with as many as 100 drums per band, with...

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Amazon Cruise 2013

Apr 13, 2012 - First Day : Almost Stuck In Trinidad

Well the day started like this we woke up around eight o clock we got ready and my aunt and uncle arrived around ten o clock so we started loading are luggage in the truck but one of my suit cases broke so we had to get another suitcase to put my stuff in. wail they were doing that i went to the car (my aunts car )we had to go to aunt Erica's house because my aunt had to put her car in there garage after that she joined my aunts car we got at the airport at twelve o clock after that we say are family friends we ran and screamed when we saw...

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Gone To Grenada

Jul 19, 2011 - Monks, Street Food, and Gyros?

Welcome back – On this trip I’m trying to see parts of the Caribbean I’ve missed before. I’m also trying to see them slightly differently, by picking a spot and focusing on whatever particular experience rises rather than checking off all the Highlights mentioned in Lonely Planet. I have few expectations. I’ll see what I see. In Trinidad the prospect of visiting a monastery appealed to me so I spent three days on Mount Saint Benedict at the Pax Guest House. The monastery is almost a hundred years old, formed by a group of Benedictines...

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Jan 7, 2011 - At Sea

At Sea Thursday, January 6 & Friday, January 7, 2100 Dear Friends, Some of you were on my update list from my trip through Southwest Asia as a request from friends and family of others that were on the same trip. If you would like to be removed from my update list, please let me know and I will delete your name. I’m sorry that I didn’t think of this sooner. Thursday was a gloomy, overcast day with a good rainstorm that doused the Lido deck, that’s the top deck where we have our buffets. The sea was quite rough with high waves. I decided to...

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South America

Jan 5, 2011 - Trinidad

Trinidad Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Charlie Flesch started our day with a lecture at 9:00 am on “The Formation of South America” that began billions of years ago even before the Big Bang. It sounded pretty daunting, but Charlie really put it into perspective that helped us understand the concept. He concluded with a short video clip from “The Early Tonics”, which someone else remarked that it is an excellent movie. Charlie will be our lecturer for our journey through Brazil and will tie all these parts together. We had to wait to get...

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South America

Oct 28, 2010 - Cruising The Caribbean On Grand Princess

CRUISING THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN WITH STOPS IN ARUBA, CURACAO,TRINIDAD,BARBADOS, ST. VINCENT,ST KITTS,ST THOMAS, SAN JUAN AND GRAND TURK What a magnificent cruise. It was a time to rejuvinate from a long harsh winter in Alberta. The sun was wonderfull, the scenery was unbelivable, the water was a crystal clear blue. It was a way to see some of the old world and results of conquests by various nations. We were able to relax at the beach Moomba in Aruba for three amasing hours; something we cannot do in Alberta during March. The water...

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May 5, 2009 - Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago!

The original plan was to sail the boat to Trinidad so I bought a ticket out of Trinidad back to the States. Only problem was that Keld changed his mind and decided to keep the boat in Grenada. So I bought a ticket from Grenada to Port of Spain and decided to go down a few days early to have a look. Tobago is supposed to be beautiful and the rest of Trinidad has a reputation for a large range of birdlife but I really didn't have time to do more than see Port of Spain! Then, I started hearing all the negative stories about Port of Spain! How...

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Dec 12, 2007 - murphy in trinidad

woensdagavond namen we de ferry naar Trinidad. Er stond een ferme wind zodat de ferry geweldig op en neer ging. Daardoor kon Petra nog eens genieten van haar eten. De volgende dag was de 13de. Blijkbaar een ongeluksgetal voor ons. We wilden een ticket naar Suriname kopen maar ze wilden ons geen enkele reis verkopen. Dus moesten we een retour kopen. Daarvoor hadden we dan geen geld genoeg en we konden niks meer uit de muur halen. Een deel de volgende dag betalen, kon niet (zeiden ze). Patrick, onze redder in nood, stuurde geld op via Western...

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Sep 5, 2006 - Port of Spain, Trinidad

Yet another reason to boycott Air Canada (Brett's personal pet peeve). Our "direct" flight to Caracas actually went to Trinidad. Anyway, they shuttled us of the plane and we went through customs (actually, we had to get off and hold a piece of paper stating we were "in transit" and wait for a crew change, which was a tad annoying, I quite liked the dude serving us at the front of the bus up to that point -TGG). So I guess we had a very brief Trinidad holiday.

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Feb 24, 2006 - Trinidad And Tobago, West Indies

I'm here for Carnival and everyone is gearing up for a huge celebration. I'm still with only a disposable camera. After I arrived at the airport I took a taxi to where I was supposed to be staying. I rode with a guy from Barbados and a driver from Trinidad and though I recognized some words in English, most of their conversation was gibberish to me. In the West Indies they speak a dialect that seems somewhat Irish but is much more rolling, with a whole lot of slang. I struggled many times during my stay there, trying to understand what...

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Dec 20, 2005 - Tobago

Tobago 12/20/05 Tobago is just south of Grenada and a short distance from the island of Trinidad. (Mego, where did you all have that painting workshop there?) We arrived early in the morning and woke to the sound and major rocking from the thrusters, which apparently rock the ship back and forth sideways up to the dock. We were supposed to have to anchor out from shore and take little boats in (tender), but didn't have to, which seems to be a relief to crew and passengers, less hassle. We only had a short time here and again it was really...

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Sep 13, 2005 - Trinidad...

Well...we have finally left South America and as hard as it was to do, we are now taking it easy in the caribbean isles of Trinidad and Tobago. Port of Spain is not how you imagine a caribbean island...its a full-on capital city and is the island's cultural and commercial centre. It is a constant contradiction - the hills and the malls, the blasting rhythms and the stillness of Parliament, crowded downtown and wide grassy parks. We quickly feel at home, the people are very friendly (as long as they're not serving you!), our guesthouse is...

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