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Food, Food, and more FOOD!

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Jesse James is a local who runs a private taxi service called Members Only Maxi Taxi. Jesse has an outstanding reputation and is known by everyone in the expat community here in Trinidad. He is the one who picks us up from the Airport when we arrive for the first time. He also runs many tours. A group of us from school went on his Taste Trini Tour. All 9 of us met at the school at 7:30 am on a Saturday and the adventure began. We started in Port of Spain and made our way east to Mayaro. Here is a rough map of our trip.

We stopped multiple times. Most times Jesse jumped out, bought the food, returned to the van and passed out portions. I sat in the co-pilots seat. It became my job to document what we were eating both by name and by picture. I also helped out cutting portions and passing the plate. By lunch we were so full. It was tough to contemplate eating the Roti.  The sites were amazing. It was so interesting to listen to Jesse tell us about Trinidad and the places we were passing …

Just a few of the close to 99 items we sampled today on the Jesse James Food tour. We traveled east to Mayaro and back to Port of Spain. #Leightt #food

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My first meeting at The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club and I won this prize. A pamphlet for International Migratory Bird Day. #Leightt

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Drivers License - The licensing office

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Getting a driver's license in Trinidad is an experience. The school provided us with some information, what to bring, what to study, where to go. The first information we were provided was:

No appointment needed Show up at 7am Bring the fee, our passport, visa and bond (the school has to have a bond for foreign hire teachers)Print and fill out the application and "go to the back buildings and let a Licensing Officer know that you want to sit the test. If you are successful, you will be told to go to the front building and go to the Cashier to pay for the permit. Once you have paid you will be told to go to a little room to the left past the front door. You'll have a wait (not sure how long), they will call your name, go into the smaller room and take your photo and get the permit. The whole process can take 1/2 day to a full day. Remember no sleeveless tops, shorts nor sandals. Take something to read and a bottle of water. No, the Licensing Office does not open on the…

What?!? Licensed drivers! Only 4 hours sitting for no clear reason waiting, but we done. We licensed. Watch out roads. #Leightt

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Beach day with @artshark14 #Leightt

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Fort George #brushstroke #Leightt

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