Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Green, Bustling & World-Renowned For Its Region-Best Carnival, But Somewhate Aesthetically Challenged & Short On Must-See Sights


”Good for a day (or two at most) of exploration and the capital of the twin-island southern Caribbean nation of Trinidad & Tobago, Port of Spain is hot, green, bustling & world-renowned for its region-best Carnival, but somewhat aesthetically challenged & short on must-see sights.”


Image || Botanical Gardens, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. June 17, 2015.

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Good for a day (or two at most) of exploration and the capital of the twin-island southern Caribbean nation of Trinidad & Tobago, Port of Spain is hot, green, bustling & world-renowned for its region-best Carnival, but somewhat aesthetically challenged & short on must-see sights. My penultimate stop on a 6-week Caribbean island hop towards the South American continent (which is almost within touching distance from the city), I stopped off en route from St Lucia to the ABC island of Curacao.

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 17, 2015.

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 17, 2015.

Stollmeyer's Castle of the so-called Magnificent Seven overlooking Queen's Park Savannah. Maraval Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. June 17, 2015.

Stollmeyer’s Castle of the so-called Magnificent Seven overlooking Queen’s Park Savannah. Maraval Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. June 17, 2015.

Botanical Gardens, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. June 17, 2015.

Botanical Gardens, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. June 17, 2015.

Memorial Park, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. June 17, 2015.

Memorial Park, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. June 17, 2015.

The Hall of Justice on Woodford Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 17, 2015.

The Hall of Justice on Woodford Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 17, 2015.

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 18, 2015.

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 18, 2015.

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 18, 2015.

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 18, 2015.

Independence Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 18, 2015.

Independence Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 18, 2015.

Chess in Independence Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 18, 2015.

Chess in Independence Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 18, 2015.

Kerrygold. Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 17, 2015.

Guinness is no stranger in the Caribbean region; it’s everywhere, albeit in bottles only. But until today I’d not seen this Irish classic, Kerrygold, captured here sitting pretty on the chilled shelves of a supermarket in Port of Spain. But this import ain’t cheap at TT$35 (€5) a pop. Worth every cent if you ask me. Now, the Tayto must be around here somewhere. Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 17, 2015.

$100 (€14). Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 17, 2015.

$100 (€14), or about 3 Kerrygold. Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesser Antilles. June 17, 2015.

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