Sadly this time around I flew alone because I didn’t want to transit through Miami like my friend Olga was doing. I did through Barbados where green passport holders are let in without visa. Lol. Coupled with the fact I had my darling friend from Uni, Keisha here.
I had 5 hours 50 minutes in Barb so deducting both immigration times, sleeping at the carousel time, checking back in and boarding my ongoing flight times, that’s like 2 hours 45 minutes to play around with Keisha.
Took a couple pictures behind the bar. Lol
Inspiration: My inspiration for this look was my trip, I always mostly travel in jeans and a shirt, usually a long sleeved shirt if I was going to somewhere colder. I chose this shirt because I loved it so much, like I couldn’t wait to wear it.
Got into Trinidad and my friend, Miguel’s mum had decorated a lovely room for Olga and I.
Usually the carnival days in Trinidad are the Monday and Tuesday before Lent (Ash Wednesday).
From the French words jour ouvert meaning ‘the day having been opened’, J’ouvert is a massive street party on Carnival Monday in which the festivities begin. It starts before dawn at about 4am into the morning.
In 1783, the French settlers in Trinidad used to have masquerade balls which the slaves were banned from. The slaves would then have their little traditional carnivals in hiding where they imitated and made fun if their masters.
By 1838 when the Africans were emancipated from slavery, they then had an opportunity to participate in their own form of carnival…a way to embrace this new found freedom.
Skirt: Zoe (London)
Shoes: (same as above)
Inspiration: J’ouvert. I needed to wear something that would be easy to get stains off from. Splashing coloured paint on people is part of the celebration.
Pretty much stayed at home after mass today. Lent begins. #AshWednesday.
Skirt: Forever 21
Inspiration: The top because of its ‘seriousness’. This skirt was the longest I came along with so had to wear it to church.
Maracas beach day. This should be the most beautiful beach in Trinidad.
Rucksack: Forever 21
Inspiration – White.. Love to wear white to the beach for some funny reason. I also love the colour white because I think it suits my skin tone.
Went off to spend a day with our friend Nicole and her husband south of Trinidad.
Shorts: Miss Selfridges
Rucksack: Forever 21
Neck thing: Aldo
Inspiration: The park. I wanted to look a tad serious today at the same chilled enough for the park and its animals. Lol
Went on the Bird Sanctuary boat ride. A remarkable experience too.
Various rare specie of animals protected by the Trinidadian government.
Tobago day. 🙂
We couldn’t get flight tickets to Tobago as at the time we checked the previous day because they were all fully booked. Luckily we got tickets for the ferry. It was a 2 hour 30 min ride.
The worst 2 hours 30 minutes ever. 1 hour into the journey I felt so dizzy and horribly SICK! No need to go into details but damn..
Got into Tobago in one piece and my head slowly got back normal. Had to get medication in order to survive the return trip.
Tobago was gorgeous and even more relaxed than Trinidad.
Since I couldn’t take pictures on the vessel I plunged right into the act as we arrived Pigeon Point.
Rucksack: (same as above)
Inspiration – I felt like a school girl going on an excursion to the neighbouring city…so that inspired this look.
Got to the beach proper and changed into this..
After chilling for a while here, had lunch then had to get to Nylon Pool.
Nylon Pool is a pool in the middle on the ocean. Its a shallow and clear mass of water.
Had to get there with a boat. the ride was bliss this time.
Unfortunately there are no pictures of me in the pool for obvious reasons.
The sand in the pool was so good if applied on your skin, it gives this really soft feel.
Instant exfoliation. I took some home with me. Lol, #deep.
It was almost time for the ferry ride back to Trinidad so I had to get changed and out.
Flipflops: Marks and Spencer
Rucksack: Forever 21
Inspiration – I wanted to rock denim on demin on denim just incase my ferry ride bag was a hassle I’d be comfy and in one piece.
Got to the Ferry station just in time. Had to practically run into the vessel becuase everyone had already boarded.
Took my medication, sat down in preparation for the worst.
Haha, so I arrived Trinidad in a good state, the ride wasn’t as bad but wasn’t smooth either.
Tobago was totally totally totally worth the stress.
The highlight of my whole trip was right in Tobago as well. (would share below).
All in all my trip was fabulous.
Thanks to the beautiful country that is Trinidad and Tobago..
Got to the airport in good time to purchase the rest of them goodies for my colleagues and friends..
About 3 people asked me to get them rum, but I was advised not to go through with this because its alcohol content was 75% thereby considered highly inflammable.
Bought the right items and landed in Barbados safely..
Landed in the very chilly London at 5:50am and had to report to work.. Who does that? *sigh*
Got home, quickly updated my blog (I had written the post on my iphone in bits and bobs earlier).
Rested for about 30 minutes then dressed up and found myself at the office.
Shirt: Beloved shirt.. lol (same as above)
Inspiration: My pure love for this shirt. Plus I really couldn’t be bothered to find something from my wardrobe. Dressed up from my box. Yeah also I had 4 outfits I didn’t get to wear over there (i always over-pack), thought I would choose one of those but I still settled for this shirt.
Here’s thanking my buddy and very close friend, Olga, for just being you..
YES!!!!! MEETING DWIGHT YORKE.
He’s such a legend. He was so humble.. It was just a picture yet it totally made my trip.