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Friday, December 8, 2006

i've survived my first 5 days in this dodgy town of Port of Spain, i've

obviously been catering to my alcoholicism and have visited a few

bars.. the first one i went to was trotters, which is an expat bar with

extreme air conditioning and complimenty chicken wings that i took

advantage.. actually took the piss with.. and it's just around the

corner from a hooters bar which i'll have to visit one day soon..

when walking around downtown port of spain in the daytime, it feels

quite a safe, i don't have jewellery and don't bring out my camera as

it's likely to become someones girlfriends christmas present this

year... i've noticed the trinis are incapable of walking in a straight

line, as they're more laid back and slow on the sidewalks, i find

myself always overtaking them, it just takes some planning and guesing

which way they will swerve on the pavement just as i'm about to pass.

Strangely though if i'm walking towards them and they are bang in the

middle of the pavement walking towards me they immediatly learn how to

walk in a straight line and don't give space either way.. needless to

say i find myself walking along the edge of the road most days..

in the mornings i've found a little knock-off starbucks chain

called 'rituals coffee' where i get my pannini sandwich, cafe latte and

on the way back i grab my 10p newspaper to read back in my room...when

i'm chilling back at the guesthouse and have finished reading about the

daily multiple murders, car crashes, drug seizes, kidnappings and

political debates about smeltering plants and corruption i get to watch

a trini channel called Gayelle.. this channel is highly entertaining

just for how unproffesional it is.. the sound dips and then blares

between each shot so i'm forever reaching over to turn the volume up

and down, the presenters are great fun but seem like they are all

pretty new to their jobs but the news is the best highlight of the

channel, this guy reads the news as normal then the last story is a bit

different from the dangerous world of trinidad and then he pulls out a

joke everyday at the end.. just before i got to the cafe here there was

a story sbout a nnewly married couple in america where the guy branded

his intials with a hot poker onto the womans buttocks to let other men

know that she's his property, the newsreader cracks a joke at the end

saying.. "well unless you initials are HIV, it's not gonna stop

anyone.."

well it's friday and i'm checking out of my guesthouse in a couple of

hours, i'm not sure if i'm gonna stay in trinidad and head to maracas

bay for the weekend but i've heard the weathers gonna be a bit crappy

or jump on a plane or ferry over to tobago for a week or two???
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Donna on

This person should learn how to spell.

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