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Nine Hollywood actors of Trinidad & Tobago heritage

Nine Hollywood actors of Trinidad & Tobago heritage

There are several actors working in Hollywood with roots in Trinidad and Tobago. Some were born here and migrated as children or young adults. Some are children of Trinbagonian parents. Here are just a few that you may recognise (listed in alphabetical order). Tatyana Ali Born in the US to a Trinidadian father and Panamanian […]

Hometown Trinidad

Hometown Trinidad

A look at the homes & sanctuaries of Keshorn Walcott, Nicki Minaj, Anya Ayoung-Chee, and Machel Montano Toco: Keshorn Walcott’s hometown The lighthouse in Toco, the most eastern point in Trinidad, has been renamed in honour of the island’s javelin champion, Keshorn Walcott. The 2012 Olympic gold medallist, the first black male athlete to win […]

A Trinidad Touring & Sightseeing Guide — Natural & Built Heritage

A Trinidad Touring & Sightseeing Guide — Natural & Built Heritage

Sightseeing & more Trinidad’s natural history & built heritage Trinidad owes its phenomenal diversity of flora, fauna and topography to a combination of Caribbean and South American characteristics (the island was originally connected to the mainland). The result is a unique mix of island and continental ecology, a distinctive legacy that is visible all around […]

Hiking, turtles and birds: our top three Trinidad eco escapes and adventures

Hiking, turtles and birds: our top three Trinidad eco escapes and adventures

Hiking, turtle-watching, bird-watching, oh my! Hiking For beginners: Edith Falls (Chaguaramas, north-western peninsula): a 30-40 minute hike to a 76m/250ft waterfall Maracas Falls (Maracas/St Joseph Valley): 30-45 minute trek to Trinidad’s tallest waterfall (91m/299ft) Rio Seco Falls (Salybia, northeast coast): a 45-60 minute hike. The falls include a lovely natural swimming pool. Part of the […]

A Trinidad Liming & Partying Guide for 2016

A Trinidad Liming & Partying Guide for 2016

Trini nightlife & entertainment Monday and Tuesday might be the only two days of the week when Trinis don’t lime and party in droves. Maybe. Because whether it’s a basic roadside bar with the spirited essentials; a swanky bar and lounge carrying live entertainment, gaming options, or the sports fixture of the hour; or a […]

Trinidad Carnival: a Guide for 2016

Trinidad Carnival: a Guide for 2016

Jamette consciousness: introducing Trinidad Carnival You’ll hear it in virtually every soca song: “Carnival is bacchanal” — which it is, on many levels. It’s also called “the greatest show on earth” — though a more accurate description might be “the world’s greatest street party”, or the “Mother of all West Indian style Carnivals”. But the […]

A Trinidad Shopping Guide for 2016

A Trinidad Shopping Guide for 2016

Retail therapy: what to buy & where to buy it Now that you know all about our food, plus our music, art, fashion, film, and more, it’s time to find out how to buy some! Souvenir ideas Cocoa & chocolate T&T produces award-winning cocoa and chocolate. Think: Trinitario (used by French luxury chocolate manufacturer Valrhona), […]

A Trinidad Arts & Culture Guide for 2016

A Trinidad Arts & Culture Guide for 2016

The culture lover’s guide to Trinidad Every culture is unique, but Trinidad’s culture has been cross-pollinated by generations of migrants from all over the world, whose cultural traditions have been preserved and adapted, all in one small island. Music The trifecta: calypso, soca & steelpan Also known as just pan (from “steelpan”), this Trinbagonian invention, […]

Trinidad Food & Dining Guide 2016

Trinidad Food & Dining Guide 2016

Dining in Trinidad You could, quite seriously, come to Trinidad just to eat. Trinidadians love food — eating it, cooking it, and sharing it. Of course it’s way more fun to enjoy everything the island has to offer, but punctuate the excursions with culinary experiences ranging from finger-lickin’ street food to exquisite, award-winning fine dining […]

Trinidad Accommodation Guide 2016

Trinidad Accommodation Guide 2016

Where to stay — from international brands to the best local getaways * indicates properties which are participants in the EarthCheck programme Booking.com International brand names Several upscale international chains are located around Port of Spain, and near the airport. Many are recently built or renovated, with full-service offerings — from WiFi and conference facilities […]

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