Saturday, July 08, 2017

Surprisingly Good Food at the Trinidad Airport

Our time was up. Time to leave Tobago for Trinidad then back home.

I think Turtle Beach was a perfect blend of real and comfortable.

The Caribbean Airlines propellor plane to Trinidad was real loud. Was like a flying lawnmower.

When we landed the pilot turned on the intercom and said 
"remember to guard your modesty during your festive moments."
Thanks for the tip mother superior.

This memorial to the bombed Cubana Flight 455 was a rare thing to see in an airport. I had never heard of this before but I guess it was a terrorist attack that killed the entire Cuban National Fencing Team.

Trini and tranny are unfortunately close words.

So we arrived at the airport in Trinidad and we were both excited to try the food. When we first arrived here I spotted a sign describing all of the awesome local food that they were serving at the airport. Well we looked all around the building and couldn't find the food. Figuring the last remaining place to check was beyond security we passed through and still couldn't find anything to eat at all. Well still being hungry we made a move that I think is a first for us: we left the secure area of the airport. It was especially awkward because we were in the international terminal so we had to pass through customs as well to "reenter" the country. Luckily we didn't have to do immigration as well. Would have had a lot of explaining to do and they very well could decide we were sketchy and not let us back into the country.

Hello again.

We eventually figured out that the Trini food was at another outdoor food court.  

I like a nice long line of locals at an eatery. I was really excited!

I'd been on the lookout for "doubles" the whole trip. Doubles get their name from the two baras (flat fried bread) that are then filled with curry channa (curried chick peas). The place also had "pies" which were a similar bread but bigger and had a spicy potato concoction inside in addition to what I think was the same filling as the doubles. My mouth is watering just writing about it.

That sweet TnT.

We didn't eat at this booth but there were several stalls set up to sell the same stuff.

Airport food is usually something to be endured but Piarco International Airport has got it going on. I spotted a bag of chow, which is like pickled unripe fruit. Had to give that a taste, now didn't we?

Travel montage.

Travel montage.

And then we were home. Trinidad and Tobago was a good trip!

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