Our bid to go out this weekend and see more of the island was severely hampered by stormy weather. Initially, after driving into Port of Spain on Friday, this is what things looked like….
Not too bad although if you look closely you can see a few droplets. No big deal.
However, soon thereafter it began to look like this:
After that, the storm came in so fast and gave such a beating that we got to see what Port of Spain looks like when it gets to flooding. It’s not too cool. So engrossed we became in getting out of the city and back home that I didn’t even think about taking any more photos. I wish I had though, as it really was a sight to behold with cars on the side streets half under water and what not.
This photo is from the local media: Severe weather causes flooding in city
We did get out and home safe but it proceeded to rain for most of the weekend. Oh well, there will be other opportunities. Watching the rain fall while safe at home is not a bad thing at all and believe it or not all that water in the streets will be gone in a matter of hours once the sun comes out. Miraculous although not exactly new to us. Florida is pretty much the same way. An occasional drenching here and a ruined pair of shoes there. Welcome to the tropics!
Earlier in the week we decided to try out eggrolls from a local Chinese place and got something that looked more like a chimichanga. Don’t ask for duck sauce or soy sauce, the answer will be utter disappointment. Everything is an adventure in Trinidad.
Much better was visiting Hosein’s Roti Shop where we tried out the Dhalpuri and Aloo (potato) Pie. Both were awesome but the potato pies were particularly magnificent! Soft, chewy, and delicious with a nice curry spice.
This is the same roti shop that I linked to last week: Celebrating Divali in Trinidad. In case you don’t feel like clicking back, here it is again: Chef Jason x S. Hosein Roti – Buss Up Shot, Pepper Roti, & Dhalpuri Roti.
I just love watching them make the roti!
Lastly, Andy brought home some fresh coconuts. He calls them water coconuts as they are too young to have solid coconut meat. The coconut water was delicious and refreshing but the jelly stuff was a little too slimy for me. I’m sure it would have been great in a recipe though. Will have to try that some time.
This is what’s happening in my neck of the woods. Hope everyone is doing well!