• Places
  • 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 […]

  • Diving
  • How Scuba Diving Salvaged my First Solo Trip

    Sixty-five feet beneath the ocean’s surface, just off Martinique’s south-west coast, the water was a deep emerald green. Kaleidoscopic wildlife flitted here and darted there, offering many distractions. And, in a welcome twist, all parties present – myself included – spoke the same language. Thumbs down meant ‘descend’, thumbs up meant ‘ascend’ and forming a ring with my […]