Coping with Change Trini-style!


Taken from the second floor of my mother’s house. That tree needs to go 🙂

It’s been almost 10 years since I’ve visited Trinidad for longer than a couple of days. (I don’t count the visit 2 years ago, when I broke my leg on the second day in Trinidad). The changes are astounding. Port of Spain, the capital, and its environs have grown explosively. I thought I’d share a few pics with everyone.


South-west View from The Union Club situated in the Nicholas Building in the middle of downtown Port-of-Spain. In the distance on the right is the city of San Fernando.


Looking directly at downtown.


North-west view of the Northern Range of mountains. The first pic was taken from the middle mountain in the background.


The Union Club is one of those British Old-boy clubs, which only allowed women memberships in the late 80s. The restaurant has a 180 view of the city.


The Tobago Ferry awaiting passengers and cargo. The ferry-ride to Tobago takes about 2 hours.


Looking directly at the Gulf of Paria, which separates Trinidad from Venezuela. At it’s closest point, the distance between Trinidad & Venezuela is only 9 miles.


The swath of green on the left is The Savannah. The Trini equivalent of Central Park. It’s the biggest roundabout (traffic circle) in the world.


A partial view of Independence Square.



  1. I didn’t know you haven’t been back for that long Jianne, everything must look and feel so different…hope you’re enjoying/enjoyed your stay.

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