Thursday, September 08, 2011

Trinidad


"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." 
- Isaac Newton

Trinidad is blowing our expectations out of the water.  So many cruisers (when we told them we were coming here) raised their eyebrows, shook their heads and muttered half sarcastic phrases like 'hope you make it back alive'.  Having lived in Tanzania, East Africa during a time when there were many 'travel warnings' advising people against travelling there and 'known sects' of Al Qaeda operating within the country, I learned a thing or two about the scare tactics of the media and just how much people like to blow things out of proportion.  Unfortunately, people love a good drama.  Yes, Trinidad has declared "Marshall Law" and has arrested over 1,000 people in the past month - but you know what?  Hiking to the waterfall, walking on the beach or strolling to a nearby roti stand to get some dinner you would never know it.  The people aren't taking to the streets in angry mobs and, according to many people who live here, it's business as usual (minus having to close early) while the cops get all the bad guys.

This country is beautiful - it has so much to offer, and so far, we love it!  Granted - having wonderful friends as hosts helps a lot!

Love,
Brittany & Scott

2 comments:

Our Family said...

I love the way you both live life to the fullest. After my 9-year-old daughter passed away from a brain tumor this year I realized just how short life can be and how important it is not to fear life but to embrace it and live life "recklessly". I am really enjoying reading about your adventures. What a wonderful way to start a marriage!

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

Glad your having a great time .. are are keeping safe! We hear a lot of bad things about Mexico as well, but logic and common sense go a long way!

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