Places I visited: Port of Spain, Bucco
To be honest Trinidad & Tobago was just a random venture as I was trying to get into Venezuela. I had been in Guyana and it seemed very difficult to do so from there at the time. After spending a few days in T & T, I discovered that both islands are very different. Trinidad is workman like, industrial and has all signs of a City, whilst Tobago, is ‘caribbean-like’, tropical waters, waterfalls and a relaxing attitude.
Scuba diving in Tobago was fun and especially as it was a shore dive. At the time, Big Dougie as he called him as Frontier Divers, got my confidence underwater back. Visiting Argyle Waterfall was also a highlight.
Food is GOOD in T & T. Local favourites are Doubles and Shark & Bay. Doubles is species, vegetables in pan cooked bread, almost like a wrap and is popular for breakfast. Shark & Bay is a what it says on a tin, pieces of shark meat, baked flat bread and a variety of other species and ingredients.
Tobago especially there is a lot of natural surroundings to enjoy. Whether you want to go to the beach or mess about in the jungle, Tobago is more suited for that.
Trinidad is a place to be cautious at night. The city itself isn’t great but does have some interesting activities like Museums and Zoo’s to explore. Apart from that it can be more expensive than you think and little to do for travellers
What to know
Trinidad and Tobago is one country but the two are separated by islands. On a daily ferry it takes around four hours one way. T & T is a British colony and there are a lot of forts and museums to check out.