There were so many magnificent spots that Adam, Chastine and Halcyon shared with us, that I’ve decided to bulk a bunch into one post. Sit back, keep up and enjoy!
Fort George was once used as a signal station back in the early 1800’s and now hosts as a historical site looking over Port of Spain. After seeing the incredible view, it’s no wonder this was the prime lookout point for any possible invasions.
Also a perfect spot for a picnic… and a handstand.
This is a large tower nearby that granted another spectacular view. We were warned to keep an eye out and tonot “hang out” up there. Apparently there are sketchy people that have been known to come out from the bush and attack onlookers. Excuse me, say that again? No way! Oh well, up the tower we went!
The biggest challenge was dodging the bird droppings below your feet and falling from above.
Thank you Chastine for the quick girls trip venturing to the capitals city streets! Downtown Port of Spain was similar to most cities with discount stores offering clothes, fabric, phones, plastic toys, jewelry and more. We were in and out, so here are just a few photos I snapped during our jaunt.
Fast food, street food, full restaurants and coffee shops offered a variety of options if you needed a snack break. We opt for sharing a Double. Just like other foods, it seems like each vendor varies in quality, flavor and texture. Some of the fried bread is thick and are almost paper thin. The channa mix inside ranges from runny to almost paste like. Today we both enjoyed the flavor and texture of this one!
Fun fact “Double” is for the 2 pieces of wrap. You can choose to have a single or even a tripe if you want!
Another pit stop was to a local food court called the Breakfast shed. It offers typical Trini cuisine in a court that reminded me of an outdoor cafeteria.
I went with fish stew and salad with pepper sauce. Delicious! I’d never turn down a chance to try veggies. Here we have provisions which is starchy vegetables like pumpkin, cassava, plantain and potato.
Chastine ordered Oxtail. Yep, that’s exactly what it was… tail of an ox. No thank you. Along the side is Calalloo (one of my new favorites) over a dense spongy cornmeal bread (not my favoite) called coo-coo.
On a different day, we all headed south for a quick foodie request that allowed us to try a handful of Trini-Indian bites. My favorite was a crispy spinach, fried dough mystery-of-a-treat with a scoop of channa in the middle.
We shared a variety of sweets just for the fun of it. None of them pictured below struck me as amazing, but certainly worth a try!
Awh coconut water with a side of jelly! Just like my favorite coconut stands in Barbados, you collect the water and ask for the jelly. Super serving of electrolytes and major hydration, yes please!
I’d like to wrap up this post with random shots taken from the passengers seat this week. In no specific order… here’s more of Trinidad!