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Old 24th July 2014, 13:13   #1
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Default God's own country in the Caribbean...Trinidad & Tobago

One fine sunny morning in the office, the phone at my desk rings. It was my Manager on the other end.
" Can you quickly see me now?"
I said "Yes" and proceeded to meet my Manager wondering what can be the matter. On reaching there...
Manager : " Do you have US visa"?
Me : "Yes, I have B1 visa"
Manager: " Good. That will save us some time. Quickly get your documentation ready for travel to Trinidad & Tobago."
Me : "Ok. Is it short term or long term?"
Manager: " Probably long term. You can travel with family. Get in touch with travel desk to get more details."
Me: "Ok."

Although i said Ok and left, I knew what i had to do next.i e to hit Google to find where on earth is this "Trinidad & Tobago"? So after lot of research on the location & its suitability for travel with family, i was really not able to decide about family travelling with me. Most worrying information about the country was its high crime rate. To top that, there was a night time curfew being put there that time to control the crime rate. So i was really worried how to convince my wife & kids to travel.But as good wife that she is, she was ready to travel to any part of the world, as long as i'm by her side. So that part was over and we were all set to travel to the queen of the Caribbean.....Trinidad & Tobago.



Now when we mention Caribbean, the first thing comes to mind is its beautiful serene beaches, so here are some pictures highlighting the same.

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But Trinidad & Tobago is not only about beaches, there's lot more to it to experience. Lets see what we have there now...

The World's tallest statue of Hanuman ( outside of India) @ 85 ft.

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Some more temples...


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The Pitch Lake- the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world.


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Although its island country, its full of hills so there are numerous water falls to soak in.


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A beautiful rainbow across the beach

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A road ending in the thick rain-forest

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Rain clouds gathering over rain-forests

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And finally the rain in the rain-forest

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A lonely boat anchored in the calm morning sleeping sea...

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First rays of the sun over calm sea

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A boat in the golden waters of the sea


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A blue boat in green waters under the blue sky...

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All the hues & colors gathering in the sky to say good-bye to setting sun...


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All the pictures above are just a glimpse of all the wonderful experiences we had during our stay of over a year in Trinidad & Tobago. Whichever place i travel to, i always make it point to explore the places around and our stay in Trinidad & Tobago was no exception. On many weekends we used to rent a car and roam around the island. More on those experiences will be coming up soon....Till then keep
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Come on! You mentioned that you make it a point to explore the place around the one you travel, if so, then why ain't you sharing your experience on this thread. I am sure a lot of us here would love to know more about Trinidad and Tobago and your experience in the country so similar to ours yet so different, now that you have ignited the interest.
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Wonderful pictures.

I hope the first post was only a curtain raiser and more detailed TL is on the cards covering travel to the place, accommodation, sight seeing, etc.
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Very nice write up! Thanks.
I know these island pretty well, although i haven't been there for the last couple of years.
My wife grew up in Barbados which is just north east from these two islands. Over the years a lot of immigrants have gone from T&T to Barbados. So to date there are a lot of people going back and forth between the islands. I have sailed around these waters extensively, both professionally as well as for leisure. Many of these Caribbean islands have a very similar feel to it. Very pleasant climate, and a friendly laid back attitude towards everything in life. You don't want to be in a hurry to get anything done, just enjoy the sun, the climate, the people, the food and the atmosphere.

You might want to pop over to Venezuela at some point of time as it is so near. Avoid the big tourist traps. Go and visit little coastal village such as Guira. Caarnival in Port of Spain is great too!

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Come on! You mentioned that you make it a point to explore the place around the one you travel, if so, then why ain't you sharing your experience on this thread. I am sure a lot of us here would love to know more about Trinidad and Tobago and your experience in the country so similar to ours yet so different, now that you have ignited the interest.
Thank you S2!!!, Very soon a detailed report of my experiences in Trinidad & Tobago will be coming.I'm happy that it ignited interest to know more about it.

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Wonderful pictures.

I hope the first post was only a curtain raiser and more detailed TL is on the cards covering travel to the place, accommodation, sight seeing, etc.
Thank you amitwlele, a detailed TL is on the way.

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.... Very pleasant climate, and a friendly laid back attitude towards everything in life. You don't want to be in a hurry to get anything done, just enjoy the sun, the climate, the people, the food and the atmosphere....
Thank you Jeroen, I'm really surprised to find someone who is very well familiar with the Caribbean. Because for most of the people whom i came across were not aware of the exact location of Trinidad & Tobago. And you have very rightly said about the Caribbean way of life, always relaxed with no hurry whatsoever. It was really nice living & working there.

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