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    Woo Hoo--Work is sending me....

    ...to Trinidad

    It's the southern most of the Caribbean islands, just off the coast of Venezuela. Home of the steel drum.

    This island here.


    I love Trinidad. I've been there a few times. The population is a mix of Hindu and Caribbean, and the food is the best the world has ever seen. I mean crazy good food. Better than the food in Italy, good food.

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    Why do you get to go there? Where do you work? Are they hiring new people to go on vacations??

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    what do you do and can I take your old job?

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    Photographer.
    Going to cover a hot sauce factory of all things.

    I'm going to be drowned in good food, Mahhhahahahah.

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    Wow! Incredible! Don't skimp on the photos!!!

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    Cool! My work is sending me to Hayward next week... oh boy... for a site inspection.

    Lucky b@stard! Have fun!
    This day will be over... one of these days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    ...to Trinidad

    It's the southern most of the Caribbean islands, just off the coast of Venezuela. Home of the steel drum.

    This island here.


    I love Trinidad. I've been there a few times. The population is a mix of Hindu and Caribbean, and the food is the best the world has ever seen. I mean crazy good food. Better than the food in Italy, good food.
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    Work once sent me to Grande Prairie (in Canada.) Look it up some time. Practically on Santa's doorstep.

    I guess you could say we have polar opposite work travel assignments. Closest I've gotten to the tropics for work was Tampa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    ...to Trinidad
    Read the fine print, they're sending you to Trinidad, Colorado....home of Doc Biber, king of sex change operations!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Read the fine print, they're sending you to Trinidad, Colorado....home of Doc Biber, king of sex change operations!


    Ole Doc Biber, retired. Some trans-gal bought his practice. Tho' there's nothin' like the amenities offered by Drs. Menard/Brassard in Montreal. A trannie resort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey


    Ole Doc Biber, retired. Some trans-gal bought his practice. Tho' there's nothin' like the amenities offered by Drs. Menard/Brassard in Montreal. A trannie resort.
    One of our favorite gags when bar-hopping in Trinidad was to tell some young cowboy or college kid about Doc Biber and his practice - about the time they spotted some gal they were interested in.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    That's nothing. My work is sending me to Saskatchewan ... small town Saskatchewan ... in the middle of winter ... when its -25 degrees Celcius ... in a small crappy motel ... hmmmmm ... maybe it's not such a sweet deal after all ... Trade ya

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    My place of employment is sending to take a drug test.
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    I've been to trinidad twice. It's actually the only place I've been outside the US. It's pretty cool.

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    "I don't care where you go, I don't care what you do. I don't care pretty baybuh, just take me with you."

    How do you like landing and taking off at the airport? Though maybe it's different now, about 25 years ago, taking off was a nailbiting experience as it appeared that the plane would fly into the mountains nearby! In other words, a rather rapid ascent was necessary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    "I don't care where you go, I don't care what you do. I don't care pretty baybuh, just take me with you."

    How do you like landing and taking off at the airport? Though maybe it's different now, about 25 years ago, taking off was a nailbiting experience as it appeared that the plane would fly into the mountains nearby! In other words, a rather rapid ascent was necessary!
    The air port in Port of Spain?
    The last time I was there it still felt like taking off out of a cave.
    The first time I was there was in the 1978. There was live stock in the terminal, and security consisted of a white sign, with an icon of a *** and a knife inside of a red circle, with a slash through it. When we transfered to the shuttle to go on to Tobago, I was unimpressed by the age of the plane, and had no idea how reassuring seeing a Rolls Royce logo on the engine cowling would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Read the fine print, they're sending you to Trinidad, Colorado....home of Doc Biber, king of sex change operations!
    Nope it's the island of Trinidad. The people I'm staying with are close family friends, but they don't like that I never married and did threaten to arrange a marriage for me. So I guess it balances out.

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    Will you be there for the Carnival? Do you think you'll see Dwight York?

    Will the World Cup be on when you're there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    Will you be there for the Carnival? Do you think you'll see Dwight York?

    Will the World Cup be on when you're there?
    Carnival is in 5 days and I don't think I'll make it down that soon.

    World Cup--Football or Cricket? The Cricket world cup is going on in March and if I'm lucky I'll be able to catch a game.

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    Cricket of course. The football was last year. Forza Italia!

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    You mentioned Yorke, that threw me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    You mentioned Yorke, that threw me.

    Apart from Brian Lara he's the only person from T&T that I know.

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    I was only in Trinidad for a night while in transit to Tobago. I stayed at a bed and breakfast which was up in the hills by some monastery (I forget the name). It was very secluded and a great place to rest up before I headed for Tobago.

    I spent a week in Tobago on a Scuba Diving liveaboard trip. Tobago is awesome. The night I got there before the dive boat left was "Tobago Fest." They had a parade that night which consisted of hundreds of steel drummers and big 40ft flatbed trucks with huge speakers where they blasted reggae music. Everyone was sitting around drinking beers on the sides of the road watching the parade go by. Tobago is a very laid back place, they even have a word for just kicking back and drinking a beer, "Liming." Tobago is like how the Caribbean was before all the American and European resorts took over. The chef on the dive boat was from Trinidad and boy could she cook! One night she cooked curried goat. One of the passengers on the boat requested it and the next day a dude in a little motor raft showed up with the goat meat. I was a little apprehensive, but it was good, basically tasted like lamb, but much bonier.

    You should take a couple days and go over there. They have flight from the POS airport every 1/2 hour or so and I think I paid like $55US round trip. The flight was like 30 minutes or so.
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    I remember liming! And steel drums are sweet! Man, I miss Trinidad. I want some some doubles and seamoss now!

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