Hmmm what can I say about Trinidad that I haven’t already said in my last 4 Trinidad blogs?!?!?I was originally thinking about going back to Trinidad for Republic Day weekend in late September like I did last year. BUT THEN I saw my girl Rocky RSVP for Caesar’s Army Independence Day Jouvert. I LOVE LOVE LOVE jouvert (Caesar’s Army is the best) so I booked a last minute flight for August instead. Rocky suggested we hit Tobago on Sunday, but sadly I booked too late in the game and all the flights were sold out. Can’t believe I still have not been to Tobago. So that means I must go back (not during carnival) and hit up Tobago.
This was a very relaxing trip, didn’t go “hard in the paint” like on previous trips. Anytime I’m in Trinidad we can be found every evening at our favorite bar on The Ave, it’s on the corner of Ariapita and Alfredo. As soon as the homies picked me up from the airport, it was straight to the Ave for drinks.
Rocky had to work Friday morning, I chillaxed on the patio and got some sun in while having a Trini liquid breakfast and a Trini liquid lunch. I did manage to get a couple of hours of work in as well. We hit the market Friday afternoon because my mommy sent me on a mission to bring her back pivá. I was shock to find our Panama favorite, but I was even more shocked at the price. One bushel cost me $40, same bushel would have cost $15 in Panama. Oh well, yummy pivá and mamones for me!
I’ve said that if I could just do jouvert the entire week leading up to carnival, I would be in heaven. We hit The Ave Friday nite, headed home to change clothes and then hit Caesar's Army Jouvert. It definitely gave me my pre-carnival fix, I’m just a carnival junkie waiting for my next hit. The video really says it all, fun on a mammoth scale. We were all a bunch of grown ass kids having too much fun for our own good!!! Caesar’s Army was everything that I thought it would be, well worth the trip.
|Caesar's Army Jouvert|
There was an Independence Day parade Saturday afternoon, but we got home around noon and I was dead to the world!!! Slept for a couple hours then hit the fancy Independence Day soiree at TnT Fire Services, then passed through a couple other Independence Day parties around Port of Spain. Even got to meet Scrunter and that was pretty AWESOME!!!
Sunday I moved into the Hyatt for a few days of R&R. With the help of Mr. Bose and Single Barrel, Rocky and I threw a pool party. The pool staff was so awesome, Rocky and I managed to smash an entire bottle of Single Barrel in one day (well we did have a lil help from another thirsty guest at the pool). I have stayed at many hotels and I’ve stayed at other Hyatt’s before but the Hyatt Regency Trinidad is top notch ish!!! I usually stay at the Hilton, but I’m sooooo glad I choose the Hyatt this time.
|My Hyatt Regency Trinidad BFF|
|Hit the town w/ Rockys lil brother|
201 days till Trinidad carnival, see you soon my 2nd favorite country. But ya never know, I could be back before then *MUAH*