YOUR TOURIST GUIDE BY SACHIN KUMAR KEMPELINGAIAH
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN TRINIDAD • The pitch lake • Large buildings in in our capital city, Port-of-Spain. • Our shopping malls. • Beaches. • Gasparee caves. • Bird sanctuary in Caroni.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN TOBAGO • Bucco reef north-east of the island. • Mount Fourt King George. • Pigeon point. • Arnos Vale water wheel. • Glass-bottom boat cruises. • Nylon pool. • Rainbow falls.
Common foods in Trinidad and Tobago (breakfast) • Doubles (sandwich made with 2 flat pieces of bread called “bara” and curried chick peas or garbanzo beans) • Bake and shark • Sada roti • Coconut bread • Crix crackers and cheese • Crab & dumpling. (famous Tobago food)
Common Food in Trinidad and Tobago(lunch & dinner) • Chicken roti. • Macaroni pasta or pie • Calalloo. • Pelau. • Curry duck, chicken or even shrimp. • Cascadura (a small fresh waster fish. Local legend says that whoever eats the fish, will come to Trinidad to end their days)
Precautionary Measures in Trinidad and Tobago • Crime and chaos are the two common things in Trinidad today. Tobago does not have this chaos but in some areas it is very quiet. • Consult people of whom you can trust. • Drive cautiously on the roads but not too cautiously. • Store your personal belongings deep down inside your storage compartment.
Accommodations in Trinidad and Tobago Hyatt Regency Hotel (Trinidad) 93% rec. * Coco Reef (Tobago) 79% rec. Courtyard by Marriott (Port-of-Spain) 87% rec. Forty Winks Inn (Port-of-Spain) 89% rec. Brahma Guest House (Trinidad) 100% rec. The Carlton Savannah (Port-of-Spain) 84% rec. La Grand Courlan Resort & Spa (Tobago) 58% rec. Rec.* ____ recommended
Transportation • Just a 15 minute flight from Trinidad to Tobago. • Or, if you need to carry your car there, a two hour boat ride from Trinidad to Tobago. • Take a Maxi-Taxi (only $10TT) • Rent a car with GPS if necessary. • You can board a Bus to get to simple areas such as a school. (Hillview Collage)
Festivals in Trinidad and Tobago • Carnival (Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) • Phagwa (12thFebuary, 2011) • Bucco Goat Race (Easter Tuesday) • Rap-so-Fest (Takes place in May) • Tobago heritage • Emancipation Day (August 1st ) • Divali. • Eid-Ur-Fitr.
Shopping Centers • West Mall (the falls) the mall can’t only lure you to its high quality stores but its scenery both inside and outside the falls. • Trincity Mall one of the largest malls in Trinidad and you can never say “ there’s nothing to do” once inside! • Long Circular Mall though old fashioned, this mall has some great restuarants on the top floor. • Scarborough Mall though under-populated, costumer service is super.
Sporting Activities • Cricketwe are big fans of the West Indies • Footballour team is called the “Soca Warriors” • Golfyou are always welcomed at any of our golf courses • Hockey we found a way to play on land • Basketball all schools take part in this sport • Tennis popular sport.
In Case of Emergency • On a rare occasion you will hear of a hurricane warning or an earthquake will strike. • Some hospitals in T & T are: West Shore Medical, Medical Associates, St. Clair Medical, Port-of-Spain General, San Fernando General, Fracture and Orthopaedics hospital. • For each/most towns and cities there is a health center.
Need More Information? • http://www.ttec.co.tt/favicon.ico • http://www.gotrinidadandtobago.com/resources/documents/13/tnt-festivals.pdf • Restaurant Listings in Trinidad and Tobago at Frommer's • Tobago Tourist Attractions: Sightseeing and Attractions in Tobago Area, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago