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Blog posts tagged in Expats & Guests
Posted by on in Trini Speak
If you’re new to Trinidad, and would like to experience us culturally, not just go to the beaches, and listen to our wonderful ‘steel drums’ (we call it pan by the way), then you should know that we ‘does talk a how’,  meaning that we have our own unique way of speaking. To understand our culture you need to understand what liming (pronounced without the 'g") is and here's a take on it that you won't find in any official tourist guidebook.  Lime  Closest meaning: “To hang out” verb e.g. we liming tonight.  Noun e.g. De lime was sweet.   If...
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Posted by on in Luv TnT
Like to know stuff that most other people don't care about?    In no particular order here goes: 20.The only new acoustic instrument to be invented and accepted worldwide in the 20th century originated in Trinidad and Tobago.  You can learn more about the history of pan at PanTrinbago and Wikipedia.  Check out the steelpan store to buy one for your friends internationally.   19.Trinidad and Tobago is home to the world’s largest traffic roundabout around the Queen’s Park Savannah.  18. In 2006, Trinidad and Tobago became the smallest country ever to qualify for the 2006 Football World Cup.  Thanks to...
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Posted by on in Driving in TnT
If you’re from Northern Europe or North America, you’re spoilt when it comes to driving.   Your roads are clean, well-paved, properly policed and your drivers well-behaved.  (Generally speaking of course.) Unless you decide to break the law, or brave freak weather, getting from home to work and back offers no challenge at all.   Boooorring! Welcome to the Trini driving reality show where off-road rallying combines with the Indy 500, Monster Truck driving and the danger of road rage and ice road truckers (without the ice). Name your aggravation; we have it: whack-a-mole potholes, perpetual traffic, flooding, cruising wreckers, poor road...
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