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Amanda's Travel log

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Hi, it's all about the adventure... ((*_*))

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May 27, 2009 08:00 PM Been back nearly a month

Been back nearly a month And my feet are really scratching me; I just had to book something. So I'm booking a weekend away. Take a few pictures, have a little dinner, see a few sights is all I've got planned. And then I have to organised something a little further afield.


May 07, 2009 08:00 PM Decisions, decisions..

Decisions, decisions.. Ok it's that time again to decided where to vacation this year! I know I went ot Hawaii but it doesn't really count, for some reason.

Now back in the UK the fun should really begin but my travel partner is otherwise occupied. So my big plans of going to Thailand and Cambodia is out of the window until next year... Or the year after as next year is supposed to be Africa.

On the plan for this year, so far is, Russia, Hungary, Scotland, Jordan and possibly Iceland. Now this may not actually work out and the economic position is the UK is still a little dodgy. We will see...

May 04, 2009 08:00 PM Cultural shock

Cultural shock Wow who would have belived it that I would feel so out of place here. Going back to work was tiresome

Apr 30, 2009 08:00 PM Ok I'm back

Ok I'm back Got back into London half an hour before schedule, which was great. But not only that the sun was shining and the weather seems warm.

I came in at Gatwick so took the Thameslink down to central London, the good thing is that it only costs £8.90 and takes about 50 minutes, whist if I had driven it would have taken over an hour.

But the thing that was most astonishing to me was as I came out of the station was the amount of people smoking so much so the air was heavy; coupled with the car exhaust, dust pollution it was almost unbearable. Oh for the fresh air of the caribbean....

Apr 29, 2009 08:00 PM Homeward bound

Homeward bound Well after six wonderful months, I'm on my way home. Moving from 32 degrees to 16 degrees, I'm sure I'm really going to feel it.

The great thing of being on a small island is that I can drop my bags off at the airport early and then spend the rest of the afternoon at the beach. Actually I don't plan to spend it at the beach, but you get my drift.

Also I've noticed things have changed over here, it used to be that you had to pay a departure tax ($100) when leaving the country. Most visitors didin't really know and there was always some problem at the airport, but I belive now this is being incorporated into the ticket, so you no longer have to pay anything additional. I found this was great when I took AA to Miami, so here's hoping this continues.

Anyway see you all on the otherside

Apr 28, 2009 08:00 PM Last ditch

Last ditch Well for the last, I have to head to a few beaches, but the new trend is to charge an entrance fee. There used to be only one beach on the island that had an entry fee, but now there is at least two others, I headed down to Canoe Bay, which was a lot quieter than Pigeon Point and the water was lovely and claim unlike Store Bay. It only cost TT$15 entrance fee which is around £2, but it does mean you have changing facilities, toilets and a bar. What more can you ask for.

Apr 27, 2009 08:00 PM Pigeon Point

Pigeon Point The last lap of the Jazz Festival was held in Pigeon Point, which used to be a private owned beach, but it appears the governemnt have bought them out. I don't know but I suspect that things came to a head a few years ago when a local fisherman was killed by a security guard. To be honest I forget how this it happend, but the people was up in arms and said that the company was taking things too far as fisherman have always been allowed to enter the resort without paying.

Anyway for the most popular beach on the island it really made sense to be owned by the people. But the funny thing is that the cost has now gone up to TT$30 entrance fee when people thought it would be free.

Apr 26, 2009 08:00 PM It's over and done, but the heartache lives on inside

It's over and done, but the heartache lives on inside Well all things must come to an end. I finished up at the school today, and have a couple of days to sort things out before returning to London.

I enjoyed myself tremendously and was really moved when a few of the children cried as I was leaving. I'm so proud of the effect I had on them and I really home they will remember me in years to come.

Now it is time to head to the beach...

Apr 24, 2009 08:00 PM Beach Jazz Fest

Beach Jazz Fest The Jazz Festival was postponed indefinitely this year, so the THA decided to hold a Beach Jazz Feast, where up and down the length of Tobago they have organised different events. I love the way with jazz festival that most of the artists that perfrom don't really do jazz, but it is so nice hearing the music. I also like how they have have mixed in steel pan to add a local favour. Tomorrow we are meant to be going the Pigion Point to experience Jazz on the Beach, they have George Benson headlining, but we will see.

Apr 23, 2009 08:00 PM Second to last day

Second to last day Today was meant to be my last day at work and I really pumped up, but owing to missing the ferry from Trinidad the last night all plans changed.

The ferry left Port of Spain at 6.30 but it was after ten that we got into Scarborough. I mean the journey usually takes two and a half hours; but today when I need to get to school early it was running late.

So instead of being there at 9am I rolled in at 12pm, as before I arrived I had to stop at the grocery to buy some ice cream and cones, a cake and soft drink for the teachers. I didn’t want to make too much of it, so I thought this would round off my time at the school nicely.

All the work that I’d planned to do went out of the window as they had planned a lunch for me. Funny thing with surprised, I ended up have two, because I ate my lunch before they told me what they had planned. But it was so nice to see the effort that was made. After a grand lunch the children sung some songs, danced and played instruments in my honour. I must admit I felt really special. I was presented with a plaque that included the picture that they took on Tuesday and some presents.

After ice cream we all went home, but because that after noon was taken up with festivities, I will have to go back on Monday to complete my outstanding work. You know what, I really don’t mind as it has been a great experience.

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