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Published: February 14th 2015
THE MAIN PROMENADE
Brian Lara Promenade!
Another very early docking but we had a leisurely breakfast with a lovely Canadian couple from Vancouver then embarked on a 15km walk around town. Trinidad is the southern most island of the Caribbean and only about 7 mile off the coast from Venezuela, also the first inhabited island of the Caribbean. Population of Port of Spain is 128,000 and Trinidad 1.2 million. It produces over 100,000 barrels of oil a day, a good industry for their economy. Although only 31 degrees very hot and humid - we strolled up Brian Lara Promenade before taking one of the side streets up to the Art and Culture Centre - quite a modern architectural building - then noticed across the road at the stadium on the side of Queens Park Savannah that the Red Cross Childrens Carnival was on - so a Red Cross volunteer helped us buy tickets and we spent 3 hrs watching all the kids in their glorious costumes parading their stuff, it was a heap of fun and some were real characters. Of course the ship hadn't informed us of this event - I guess they wouldn't make any money out of it!!! Then we headed off across Queens
ENTERTAINMENT AND ARTS CENTRE
Such a modern structure amongst very old buildings!
Park Savannah, to the northern most tip - to check out the "magnificent seven" - beautiful old colonial buildings, some very well maintained and some in disrepair or in the process of being renovated - the reason we had come this end of town in he first place. Lots of cricket pitches all over the Queens Park Savannah and loads of people playing cricket - it is over 260 acres - a huge park! We strolled along Maraval Road and took in all the sites and before we knew it, it was time to beeline back to the ship for departure at 4.00p.m. Didn't see everything we wanted to but felt absolutely privileged that we were able to catch the kids Carnival which has been going for 56 years and a very big event for the city. We were very much welcomed here and loads of ambassadors with their umbrellas all around the city to give you advice, also just the locals were very friendly asking us if we needed directions anywhere. Now a chill out for a few days - 5 days at sea before we dock in Salvador, Brazil.
DAYS AT SEA DAY 4: Had some lovely
From babes to teens!
relaxing time, reading books, swimming, John playing table tennis, shows etc. Had a fantastic dinner in the Crown Grill, one of the speciality restaurants, it is absolute stand alone restaurant and the steaks are fantastic!! The appetisers and desserts were to die for as well! Have another formal night tonight and cocktails with the Captain before dinner!
Tot: 2.496s; Tpl: 0.049s; cc: 9; qc: 35; dbt: 0.0428s; 2; m:saturn w:www (18.104.22.168); sld: 2;
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