Tobago Heritage Festival part one
Song, dance, music and mouth-watering cuisine of Tobago, there’s only one place to find it all – Tobago Heritage Festival. Beginning in the year 1986 as a pilot project, there has been nine (9) editions thus far. By and large, the festival was conceptualised to preserve the cultural traditions of Tobago and by all means has been doing so each year through selected themes. The general idea behind selecting themes is to allow each village an opportunity to depict their cultural traditions and unique heritage. While some villages may be identified by its unique culture, they all come together to proudly represent their culture and by extension preserve the rich heritage of Tobago.
Held from mid-July to early August, the two week festival gets on the way with a gala opening night featuring a number of cultural performances showcasing singing, cultural dances, spoken word acts and folk dramas. Throughout the two (2) week period, different villages host their own production every evening as a capsule event to the heritage festival. #bestdestinations#traveltribe#travelgrams#caribbeanlife#exploringtheglobe#createexplore#travellove#blacktraveljourney#blogger#tobagoheritage#travelblogger#wanderlusters#femmetravel#travellingworld80#travelbug#visittobago#ttunseen#caribbeanandco
I took some time away due to the devastation that some of my Caribbean neighbours experienced recently. My thoughts are with you guys.
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On the leeward coast of Tobago, if you look carefully, you will find Englishman’s Bay – a picturesque secluded beach which despite its lack of popularity among beach-goers is arguably Tobago’s most beautiful beach destination. Counted among the top 10 beaches in the Caribbean by many travel magazines and websites, this beach is indeed a diamond in the rough. Located between Castara and Parletuvier about 1. 5 km past Castara, the beach is not visible from the Northside Road. Locating it requires a keen eye for a blue and white sign indicating a left turn. Follow the unpaved road to the end and there you will find the classic crescent shaped beach nestled between the thick tropical rainforest and the clear blue Caribbean Sea. The destination is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and camping. Chairs, umbrellas and snorkelling equipment can be rented. It is a nesting ground for the leatherback turtle and is a popular mooring spot for yachts. There is food on sale as well as local craft.
This classic crescent shaped beach, which is nestled between the thick tropical rainforest and the clear blue Caribbean Sea, is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and camping. #shewhowanders#wanderers#traveltribe#travelgram#wanderlusttribe#createexplore#bestdestinations#tobago#caribbeanlife#beach#bay#comevisit#wanderlusters#naturalwonder#travellingworld80#visittobago#ttunseen
To be honest, when we first landed in Cuba... I had some doubts about our trip. The van we took from the airport to our apartment had no AC and the floor seemed to be about to give way. It was about 100 degrees out, the baby and I were sweating up a storm on each other and when we got to our apartment in Havana it was unexpectedly a four floor walk up... which is a shit ton of stairs when you are hauling a double stroller, two travel cribs, two car seats, and every baby supply you need for ten days with an 8 month old.
Then my husband had to leave me and the kids in the sweat lodge apartment to go find a bank to change our cash to CUCs and the longer he was gone the more I started to contemplate what the f* my game plan was if he didn't return given I had# no wifi and no cell.
But alas he came back for us and the second we got outside and started to walk around Old Havana, I fell in love. Within an hour we were seated in an old plaza at an open air restaurant listening to amazing live Cuban music and I was in heaven. .
I love this country and I'm wishing it a speedy recovery. .
@cuba2day Links to a go fund me page if you're a fellow Cuba lover looking for a way to contribute. .
Our family has been sick for the last month and we haven't been traveling... at all. I was going totally stir CRAZY. One weekend unplugged and away with great friends and I feel like a new person. I definitely need to start planning our fall trips - both big and small. What do you all have planned for the fall?
In the meantime, here's a little throwback to one of my favorite spots in Iceland - Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
We did this as a day trip from Reyjavik. There are many adventurous glacier tours, etc. but with a wee one in tow we opted for the Hellnar to Arnarstapi coastal hike and man am I glad we did! Every turn on this little hike left me in absolute awe. I'd say this is a must do.
Another must do is to warm up with some fish soup at fjöruhúsið after your hike and chase puffins 😁