The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

A First from Trinidad and Tobago

on November 20, 2012

These four awesome cards arrived today from a very kind Rene – an Australian who lives in Trinidad who wanted to send me one that I favourited without even asking for a swap, and then sent four! I am so appreciative of the very kind gesture!! The two sunset images show Pigeon Point and the top left shows Maracas which she tells me is the ‘playground for Port of Spain’. She says she loves going to Maracas for Shark & Bake – shark in a local bread with lots of condiments! The final card (bottom left) shows Waterloo Temple – an amazing Hindu temple with a fascinating story behind it. The man who constructed it was told he couldn’t build it on the land since it belonged to a sugar cane company. After being fined and sent to prison, he decided to build it at sea. This was in the 1940s and he did it using just an old bicycle to transport all the building equipment. Amazing! And now of course it is a major tourist attraction. Awesome cards!

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