PHOTO: Maracas, Trinidad. (photo via Flickr/neiljs)
If you only have a couple of days in Trinidad, The New York Times has some suggestions in its "36 Hours in Trinidad" guide to make the most of this tiny island nation.
“Compared with its Caribbean neighbors, Trinidad gets few tourists except during its vibrant February carnival. This means that this tiny melting pot of a country — which shares nationhood with neighboring Tobago, and has a rich Indian-Creole-African-Chinese-British heritage — feels welcoming and authentic,” writes Nell McShane Wulfhart.
One must of a visit is checking out the cuisine.
“One of the coolest new additions to Port of Spain’s food scene is a stationary food truck called G-Spot on Maraval Road. Here you’ll find what’s quite possibly the healthiest and most contemporary food on the whole island…” says McShane Wulfhart.
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And don’t forget dessert from Isabel Brash.
Brash is the creator of Cocobel chocolates which McShane Wulfhart calls “exquisite.”
“Stock up on chocolate bars, barks and nibs, then walk down the spiral staircase to the Medulla Art Gallery, which focuses on contemporary Trinidadian and Caribbean art and the work of the Caribbean diaspora,” she recommends.
Exploring the market and the beach are also musts on a visit. Start at Green Market on a Saturday and then head to Maracas Bay in the late morning.
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