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Date Night on a Yacht: Azzurro edition

April 9, 2016

What’s more romantic than spending an evening with someone you love on a yacht, lit up by candles with the soothing sounds of the water in the background? Any time my husband and I want to do a “date night” out, it seems very routine: get dressed up and hit some fancy restaurant. We would leave the house for dinner about 7, head out to whatever “happening” restaurant was open and within 2 hours we’d be home. Boring, right? Now…

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LaBrea Pitch Lake

October 12, 2015

 Location: La Brea Pitch Lake, La Brae, Trinidad Tour Operator: TDC (Tourism development company) Cost: $30 TTD (13 years and over)             $12 TTD (under 12 years) Time: 9am-5pm daily Phone: 868-651-1232   *to ensure you enjoy your experience please ensure you check in the TDC visitors officers and use one of their tour guides.* It’s largely disputed what the 8th wonder of the world is, but according to Trini’s, it’s the Labrea Pitch lake. Located approx. 90 km…

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My three favorite shopping stops in Trinidad

September 23, 2015

One thing of the first things I noticed about Trinidad is how fashionable the people are. In Winnipeg, when I stepped out of my house to head to Walmart or the movies I’d be in sweats, runners and generally have messy hair. This is not a phenomena you will see here, which might be a good thing, people of Trinidad have an amazing sense of style when it comes to all facets of their life, here is a few of…

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‘Tis the season of Leatherback Sea Turtles

March 11, 2015

It’s nesting season!!! Every year from March-August, don’t be surprised if you see the largest of all the turtle species crawl up on the beach here in Trinidad and Tobago. While there are certain coastlines the turtles prefer, like Matura Beach, Paria, and Grand Riviere to name a few, be on guard for them at any sandy location on either island.   During the month of May (2014) we drove out to Matura to meet with a non-government group called…

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Caroni Swamp & Bird Sanctuary Boat tour

June 3, 2014

Location:         #38 Bamboo Grove Sett. No. 1 Time:                       4pm daily (2.5 hours) Cost:                            50$ (local price) Tour Operator:             Nanan’s www.nananecotours.com Nanan’s Tour Operators, originating in the 1930’s, provides an organized, no hassle, stress free tour.  The first few moments on the tour takes you far away and you simply forget that you are just few miles from the bustling Uriah Butler Highway (and the unpleasant organizer, who probably didn’t smile when you paid…

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