L1011 parked at the beach?!
Oil rigs everywhere off the coast
Lighthouse, not sure if it’s real
Local modes of transporation
Chaguaramas is what happens when you drive as far west and north as you can go in Trinidad. If you go too far north, there will be a friendly man with a machine gun with instructions on how to turn around, kind of like in Esquimalt. It took me about a day to learn how to say Chaguaramas properly, also the amount of time it takes a foreigner to correctly pronounce Esquimalt.
last time I was there..
front of yard
front of yard
having a laugh
cactus fruit. not sure if it was edible.
man on the street
krishen with all the good tiles
after a small storm
towards the end of concord road
water used to drip on a potted plant that would sit here
This house on Concord Road was where my mom grew up, and is the place where we went for some of our most fortunate summers in our youth. It’s a pretty special place that has seen a lot over the years. There used to be a store in the front where the neighbours would shop and my mother and her siblings would work, as well as my grandparents. This house was a local hub for small business and family alike. Currently my Auntie Bahn and Uncle Dinesh live there, with their two sons Adi and Vikram. We stayed there for the first several nights.
Perhaps the most surreal thing, other than being there, was being there and talking to my friends over Adium via wireless broadband internet and my laptop. A mixing of two worlds that had not previously co-existed for me. I will admit that I was pretty excited to be there with new technology – what can I say? I am a nerd. A lot has progressed in Trinidad, including the tech, so that was cool to see. Also I had been pining to go to Trinidad with a dSLR for several years, as those closest to me can attest.
San Juan is in the outskirts of Port of Spain – close but not exactly the same town, though well connected by roads. To the north is the beautiful Maracas Beach and the mountain ranges. To the south is San Fernando.
YVR – Vancouver International Airport
Mom in YVR
Dad in YVR
Krishen in POS (Port of Spain)
POS – Port of Spain International Airport
victoria, vancouver, houston, port of spain.
- travel time: 20 hours
- “random” searches: 1 (houston)
- compliments on penguin + polar bear shirt: 1 (from the random search officer in houston)
- lady gaga impersonators: 1
- bret michaels impersonators: 1
- dinner in vancouver: good
- breakfast in houston: terrible
- fire alarms: 1 (houston)
- gate switch: 1 (houston)
- baggage lost: all (houston)
- baggage recovered: all – 2 day wait
- vancouver to houston airline: continental – bad service
- houston to trinidad airline: continental – great service
my grandmother illustrated by my mom. i’m off to Trinidad and Tobago for the first time in 19 years.