Well we’re back again with another installment to the blog. This time is very hectic, of course, because of the carnival fever in the air. For two days (Monday and Tuesday) the streets of Port of Spain will be overtaken by carnival characters, live music, feting, and of course lots of food. The only businesses that are usually open are the fast food outlets (KFC, Pizza Hut, Marios Pizza, Church’s Chicken etc…) but on the streets one could get coconut water, doubles, pig foot souse of chicken foot souse, oysters (for the men), black pudding, geera pork, roti, saheena, corn soup, hops bread and fried chicken, hops bread and channa….,you name it, to fill your growling stomach while “chippin’ ” behind a Big truck with a Carib or Stag beer in your hand (in Trinidad public drinking is not a problem).
However, Port of Spain is not the only place that is busy. Many villages throughout Trinidad and Tobago have their own mini-carnival events to celebrate the festivity. So on Fantastic Friday (the Friday before Carnival Monday ), we attended one of these events in our own village of Maracas Valley. Here are some photos from the annual Kiddies Carnival that was held in our village. The children came out and certainly enjoyed themselves and “jumped up” to the fast, busy rhythmic beats of the soca music.
Notice the El Tucuche mountains in the background.
Well that’s it for this post. Hope you enjoyed the sights.