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Trinidad's Cultural Gems

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Brickfield, Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad is a country filled with temples (actually hundreds, explains my guide, Nick). This should come as no surprise, considering the number of Indian settlers on the island. Only one, however, is a floating marvel on the Caribbean Sea itself,...
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“If you eat that I’ll have to call an ambulance,” says Nick, my guide in Trinidad, as we stare at some unshapely red peppers at a Chaguanas Farmers’ Market. Around me are vegetables and island fruit from sour sop to green mangoes, but we are...
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Southern Main Rd, Brighton, Trinidad and Tobago
All roads may lead to Rome, but most roads certainly come from La Brea Pitch Lake, Trinidad, which contains the largest deposit of asphalt in the world. When I treaded the still rubbery Pitch Lake perimeter, I was a little nervous. La Brea Pitch...
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Typically found in South America and the Caribbean, the scarlet ibis are brilliant creatures that are both unmistakable yet hard to capture. In Trinidad, the best spot to see hundreds of scarlet ibis (you’ll feel as though you’re in a dream), is...
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Trinidad, CO 81082, USA
“All this wasn’t planned,” says Theo Ferguson humbly about his spacious white house, which played host to over 300 hummingbirds that flitted, swooped, darted and drank from the flowers and generous sugar water feeders. “It was a grand accident....
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Roxborough, Trinidad and Tobago
Made from Trinitario raised from seed, to tree, to pod, to bean all in the same estate, the sweets from the Tobago Cocoa Estate are unlike any you'll sample anywhere else in the world. Get shown around the grounds, learn the ins and outs of single...
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Long Street, Trinidad and Tobago
For a tiny island like Tobago (overshadowed as it is by its sister island and Caribbean culture juggernaut, Trinidad) there are a surprising number of annual events that draw travelers to its shores from far and wide. The biggest are the Tobago...
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Pigeon Point Rd, Trinidad and Tobago
Buss-Up-Shut is a local dish of Trinidad & Tobago that you can find at any roti shop. This particular buss-up-shut was purchased at the Tobago Curry House located nearby on an unnamed street. Directions: Coming out of Pigeon Point Road you make a...
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Overshadowed by the multi-million dollar goat racing track in Buccoo Bay, Tobago, the Bamboo Shed truly lives up to its motto. Taste. Price. Attitude. No Waste. SMILE. Go for doubles, smoked hering, saltfish, bake and more Trini staples after a...
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Main Ridge, Trinidad and Tobago
Main Ride Forest Reserve was established on April 13, 1776, as is on record as the “oldest legally protected forest reserve geared specifically towards a conservation purpose.” It encompasses 9,780 acres of rainforest, and is home to about 220 to...
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Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
Located about 25 kilometers from Scarborough is Argyle Falls, a 100-foot tiered waterfall. Visitors will trek through the rainforest for about 10-15 minutes before reaching the falls, which offer cool, clear water for swimming at the base. Many...
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Pigeon Point Rd, Trinidad and Tobago
Pigeon Point is one of Tobago's most beautiful beaches. Crystal waters, lush palms and soft white sand make up the beach, while Radical Sports Tobago adds adventure by offering lessons and rentals for kayaking, standup paddle boarding,...