Trinidad and Tobago

Travels in Trinidad and Tobago

Dimanche Gras

After hanging about at Norma’s during the day, relaxing dip in the pool, in the evening we were off to sample our first taste of the spectacle that is Trinidad carnival. Taxi ride into the stadium at Queen’s Park Savannah, bag a good seat and settle down for an evening of Calypso, Pans, and a parade of amazing carnival costumes. I was completely blown away. The amount of work and […]

Edith Falls & Maracas Bay, Trinidad

Sorted out a taxi for the day and headed up to Chaguaramas in the North of the island for our first little taste of Trinidad’s lovely natural environment. A couple of hours drive away with wonderful scenery en route. Short hike up to Edith Falls through amazing bamboo forest. Giant, creaking bamboos all over the shop. Passed a couple returning from the falls who when asked “how were the falls” […]

Norma’s Place, Trinidad

After a nice smooth crossing from Tobago, and a half hour taxi ride from Port of Spain here we are at the very lovely Norma’s Place in Valsayn. Another warm welcome, great room and lovely little pool. After offloading our stuff it was straight out to the food hall at the local mall and a quick recky of the area. Beautiful, quiet residential area with views of the mountains in […]


Very excited about being in Tobago. My first time on the Island. Spending a couple of days here in Scarborough in a lovely appartment before heading off to Trinidad for carnival. Free mangos (if you can find them – it’s out of season) at “Mango Fields” park just down the road. Kudos to the women who keep the park all nice and trim, friendly and welcoming and lovely chat. Enjoying […]