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Cricket and soccer loving Trinidad and Tobago consist of two islands – the more ethnically diverse and densely populated Trinidad and the tourist resort oriented Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago are notable for natural diversity (over 400 different species of birds, over 600 species of butterflies, 2300 plants, and 100 mammals) and cultural achievements (birthplace of the calypso, steel pan, and limbo).  They are also economically  strong due to oil and natural gas reserves.

The busy capital of Port of Spain is located in Trinidad. It is over a 80 hectare Queen’s Park (also known as “The Savannah”), which is a center of local sports and activities. February’s Carnival is called the “Mother of all Carnivals” - a massive (tens of thousands) street party that dominates local life. Many spend the rest of the year preparing for Carnival. Expect lots of singing, dancing, Calypso or Soca music and exuberant parades of colourful costumes.

There is a lot to see and do outside of Carnival too, with some excellent natural sights and reserves. One of these is the Asa Wright Nature Centre - a former plantation that has been turned into a nature reserve with an impressive array of flowers, trees and birds (including the rare, nocturnal oilbird – one of the few birds that use echo-location).

Tobago is much smaller and quieter than Trinidad and it tempts visitors with its natural beauty. Hire a government guide and hike up the picturesque tiered Argyle Falls. Explore the Buccoo Reef or go diving from Crown Point or one of the other waterfront towns. There are also many opportunities for sun and sand worshippers.

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The main reason people will travel to Grande Riviere, is to see the giant leatherback turtles come up to lay their eggs, which usually occurs between April and August each year. There's a few hotel's in the area, and I've stayed at the one on the beach twice (can't remember its name ...) - it's open aired (ie. no air conditioning), and has a very relaxed atmosphere. Once you get there, it's easy to forget you're in Trinidad ... the pace of life here is so laid back, it feels more like Tobago.  Also, the drive there through the rainforrest on the narrow and winding road, is well worth it if you like getting off the beaten track.   The area certainly isn't over-run with tourism, and makes for a very relaxed weekend.   Of course, the hilight definitely is the turtles, and I found the best time to go was around June, when you can be lucky enough to see some of the nests laid early in the season hatching, and also still see turtles coming up on to the beach at night to lay eggs. If you find youself in Trinidad, then definitely make sure you get a chance to visit Grande Riviere (it takes a surprisingly long time to get there, given the size of the island ... allow at least 3 hours from Port of Spain, and make sure you spend the night there).
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The ferry leaves only once a week (Wednesdays) from Chaguaramas, to Guiria, Venezuela. It is quite pricey (cheaper than a flight) and there are port taxes on top. It leaves early in the morning so to be safe we thought we would stay the night in Chaguaramas (turns out the Maxi Taxis run super early so we could have actually stayed in Port of Spain, but we had a really nice time in Chaguaramas anyways.) We asked the girl who we bought the tickets for the ferry from where a cheap place to sleep was, (there isn't such a thing as cheap in Trinidad, I think) and she reccomended a place, even called and booked it for us. It was this little run down hotel on the ocean, with an ocean front beer garden. So we spent the evening on the waterfront drinking caribs watching the harbour. It was really nice. Then it rained so we ran inside and watched movies on the tv that was in our room, and the shower was really good cause it had not shower head so just came out like a nice warm hose so good pressure. Anyways the room was around $50 per night. I think I heard somewhere that the boat dock that the boat leaves from is a nightclub during the week or something.
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It is a street. But of course it is more than just that, is the people in the street, maybe not too much money, but always enjoying. Couple of hotels, one them really good one. Catholic church, really beautiful. I will never forget the Royal, Casablanca, the performances for the carnival, the parties in the beach, and the dog that always barked at me on my way to Atlantic LNG terminal. There is a market  for buying almost everything, clothes shops, and of course kentucky fried chicken! An internet cafe, the taxis who are waiting to get more people inside so the travel is really worth it, hahahaha. The best thing in Point Fortin, is the people, they are like the song "Baby don't worry about the day, 'cause every little thing's gonna be all right" This song will invariably remind me of this town. Exchanging money is easy, they do it in bars.
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