Trinidad and Tobago: Through Local Eyes

 

Danielle

Where are you originally from?​ 
Trinidad and Tobago

PEOPLE

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
I would describe them as easygoing and expressive.

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
9

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
“Where we liming” which means “Where are we going to hang out?”

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Same as above since we speak English.

Are you more like laid back or party people?
We are mostly party people.

FOOD​

Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Some local foods to try include roti which is like a flatbread, you can eat it with meat or vegetables. Another would be doubles. It is like a sandwich of fried dough with curried chickpeas in the middle.

CULTURE​

The best festival to attend?
Carnival. This is like a street parade where people wear costumes. They dance to soca music. Soca music originated in my country.

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
We love cricket

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
I think people should visit our beaches and hike to beautiful places of nature.

PLACES​

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
There is the Bamboo Cathedral. It is nestled in the West of Trinidad.

Where can visitors find the best beach?
The best is Maracas Bay.

COUNTRY​

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?
Beautiful

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
He should spend at least ten days

When is the best time to visit?
The best time to visit would be Carnival time (during February or March) or Christmas time.

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché? 
People think we have the most public holidays.

TRAVEL

Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
My favorite place has been New York.

Why do you love traveling? 
I love to travel to see new things and try new foods.

ABOUT DANIELLE

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