Finally, I was able to get out of Orlando for a while. Monday prior I left America for Trinidad and Tobago. Locals here simply refer to it as T & T or TT.
Let me tell you, this is a horrible and most wretched county to travel to! Just stop if you’re planning to come here. Head to The Bahamas instead.
Read my latest post: ““Just like America,” they said“
Still with me? Cool. Was hoping to get rid of some of the riff raff.
It’s not a terrible and wretched county at all, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it, but it certainly isn’t America. I wouldn’t want it to be either. Who wants to leave America and have it be just like America? That’s just dumb.
I remember a trip I took to Cancun once many, many years ago now. The resort we stayed at had several restaurants but they all served American food! I remember thinking: Why would I want to travel all the way to Cancun, Mexico only to eat American food? Lame-o! For local food we had to travel into the city, which we did.
Back to here and now. I’m not staying at one of the fancy-schmancy resorts either. My on again, off again fiancé who was raised in New York but born and spent significant time in Trinidad inherited a house from his late mother. So, I’m here to check things out. Will see how things go.
Above is one of the minibuses the locals here call Maxis. The colors of the buses are significant and signify different routes in and around Port of Spain. Red is the Arima line. Here’s what the inside looks like…
More to come on all that.
I’m still in the process of brainstorming a new name for this blog. I’ve come up with a zillion possibles but I’m just holding back and letting them stew in my head for a while, plus I come up with new ones every day. I want something that evokes ‘diary’ or ‘journal’ and personal journies.
One exceptionally bright side to everything is that I’m no longer working my American slave job anymore, which hopefully means I will have time for more enjoyable endeavors, like blogging. On the not-so-bright side I’m having pesky health problems and will most likely need some surgery soon. There’s always something untoward to deal with isn’t there?
Hope everyone is doing well!