Trinidad Carnival Guide: Carnival Costume Selection

Bikinis and feathers and beads, oh my! It’s band launch season, which means we’re all in full Carnival costume selection mode and the excitement is real! During these few weeks in July/August the various Trinidad Carnival bands present their bedazzled creations to the world. Amidst much pomp and circumstance, their offerings are revealed and obsessive […]

Snapshots: The Colorful 85ft Hanuman Murti

Did you know the world’s second largest statue of the Hindu god, Lord Hanuman, stands at an impressive 85 ft tall in the village of Carapichaima in Trinidad (and Tobago)? I didn’t. Pretty shameful, considering I’ve called this island home for a vast majority of my life. And I’ve been roaming around other islands discovering and uncovering all […]