I am looking at staying in the Port of Spain area from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan 2, 2014. There will be 4 adults and our budget is about $100-$150 for the room per night. We have short-listed the hotels to the following: The Gingerbread House, Forty Winks Inn, and Inn at 87.
So far, it seems that Gingerbread and 87 are our frontrunners as Forty Winks seems to be East of Charlotte Street. I have read that East of Charlotte Street and the 'jungle streets' of Port of Spain are not as safe.
Thoughts and experience would be much appreciated. Or if you have any other accommodation suggestions, that would be great. Thanks in advance!
Hi does the US Navy CB base still exist? And what is the closest city?
are the good spanish nightclubs in trinidad? if so, where are they located?
Visiting some friends in T&T. They requested I bring some Boudain (it's a sausage type meat packaged like bratwurst). Can I package that in my underside luggage? I know there are restrictions on fruits and vegetables coming in the country... but I can't remember meat.
Any help would be appreciated
Afriend would like to see Angel Falls in Venezuela while on holiday in T&T.
He is not able to trek so I guess it would just be a flight over the falls.
Can this type of trip be arranged ,if so when is the best time and what would be the cost.?
Grateful for any help
I will be arriving at the Port of Spain airport around 9:30 p.m. and have to be back again for a flight to Guyana at 7:30 a.m. (So I have to be there two hours early?) I do not want to spend a fortune for the night. Is there any cheap but safe hostel close by, or does anyone just spend the night at the airport when they have to be there so early anyway? Thanks.
We arrive about 8pm and leave about noon the next day from Port of Spain (in March). The last time we did this (2000) we stayed in the BelAir, but have read Very Bad Things about it recently, so am hoping for other suggestions for airport hotels. We'd prefer a free shuttle to/from airport and it'd be nice to have a convenient (attached or not) restaurant. I appreciate any help you can give me.
Hi I will be visiting Trindad soon for a 6 week vacation. Was wondering if there was a school or a course I could take to learn how to make the wonderful roti/doubles/paratha/etc etc that is so ubiquitous of Trinidad???
I was bidding for a steel pan drum on ebay for the last few days. I really got my hopes up and was then beaten to the post at the last few seconds :(
Now i'm on a mission!
I've been searching for places to buy a drum in the uk, but keeping options open, I was wondering if anyone could tell me how much it'd cost to buy one over in Trinidad. Any info would be great. Thanks X
So, I'm contemplating going to Carnival, and I dont have that much time left to make a decision....but I would like to know if anyone is plannin on goin down, and has a place to stay they would like to split...Its gonna be hella expensive or impossible at this late in the game...but if someone is cool, calm and wanting to share let me know, so I can make the final say so...
My husband and I are considering a flight connection in Trinidad. We would be arriving from the USofA. I'm wondering how much time we should expect to spend upon arrival, going through customs and obtaining our luggage. How large is the airport? If we only have one hour between our connecting flight, would we make it? Thanks in advance.
Ok, so I booked my flight and am leaving in 10 days, but was super slack about checking whether I need a visa, and just found that I do for T&T. I have to do a mad dash and get everything sent to London for processing (I'm in Sweden now), but what they are asking for is going to be difficult, as in two references of people who know me well in T&T. Just for a tourist visa? Have I downloaded the worng visa application? Has anyone from NZ been to T&T and gone through the process? I also found on the official T&T site regarding immigration (http://www.immigration.gov.tt) that I may simply arrive with a visa waiver filled out, which is not the information I got when I called the high commission in London. Another person told me that I amy be able to arrive without the visa and get one on arrival, but that the airline here in Sweden may not let me on the plane without a proper visa...Can anyone clarify what i need to do? I am in a desperate hurry.
Thanks a million in advance,
I found Tobago rather boring, so this year I'm just going to Trinidad (again). Does anyone know if there's a dive base in Trinidad? If yes, where is it, and is it recommendable?
Does anyone know if there are any boats or ferries to Trinidad from Venezuela? Also is there a website to let us know who needs visas for different countries?