Trinidad and Tobago - Travel Guide
The birthplace of steelpan, calypso, soca and limbo is where we think of when we think of Carnival in the Caribbean. This most cosmopolitan of all of the Caribbean islands capital, Port-of-Spain in Trinidad, offers an interesting urban adventure. Start your wanderings from the northernmost end of the city at Queen’s Park Savannah and take in the sights, from historical buildings to local games of rugby, cricket and football sipping on coconut water and eating rotis bought from vendors along the way. Make sure not to miss a visit to Central Market. Beyond the city, ‘travel to heaven’ as the locals say and take a trip up to Fort George for the view alone, then journey to Pitch Lake, a natural wonder of the world, contributing to the asphalt for many of the world’s highways.
With plenty of nightlife on offer, it is still the tradition of Carnival that transforms this Caribbean island into a vacation destination unlike any other. However, if you also want a beautiful beach to bask on, head for Maracas Bay, complete with requisite swaying coconut trees. If it’s the traditional sun, sand and solitude that you seek, do what even the locals do and take the short flight over to Tobago and spend your days playing in the breathtaking blue Caribbean Sea.
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2011
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