Want to visit Africa, Asia and the Middle East, but you’re short on time? Well hang tight. We’ll show you a Caribbean island where you can get a taste of all these cultures, plus see some goat races to boot!
Visiting the Caribbean while staying off the beaten path is not always easy, but the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago (or T&T) are probably a Raw Traveler’s best shot.
Trinidad is famous for its carnival celebration and Raw Travel gets the lowdown with the National Carnival Band Association. Plus, the crew gets a lesson on how the island's music has influence on the rest of the world with the Steel Pan, Calypso and Soca music phenomena. Rob then suits up for the island’s most popular sport, cricket at the world famous Queen’s Park Oval. Then, he meets the guys from the only punk band on the on the island, Anti-Everything, who introduce his palette to some of the very unique and authentic Trini treats in the St. James and Queens Park Savannah areas of Port of Spain.
Rob gets a driving lesson on the “wrong” side of the road as the crew goes against the grain (and most guidebook recommendations) by renting a car to explore the island. After a few scary moments, they are able to show viewers the unique melting pot of cultures and religions that make up the islands cultural identity.
Raw Travel goes deep to learn how Trinidad & Tobago is protecting the environment and its ecology with visits to the southern tip of the island to explore the bird sanctuary, Point-A-Pierre Wildfowl Trust. The crew then doubles back to the remote northern coast to find the ancient species of endangered Leatherback Turtles, who, once a year make a deep sea pilgrimage from as far away as Africa to beach and lay their eggs.
Finally it’s off by boat to the smaller, yet more touristy island of Tobago for snorkeling, hiking, and partying at Buccoo Bay. Here, the crew gets to see and even participate in one the of the area’s grandest attraction, the big goat races!