T&T makes National Geographic’s 2016 bucket list

15 Jun

Source: Loop T&T

The travel staff of National Geographic’s ‘Beyond the Guidebook’ listed Trinidad and Tobago as one of the top 10 places to visit in 2016.

Editor and producer of Intelligent Travel, Leslie Trew Magraw, said she first heard of the twin island republic while working as a teacher’s assistant for a Shakespeare course, and became curious about the country.

“In addition to being an expert on the Bard of Avon, the professor I worked under, Milla Riggio, had an academic preoccupation with Trinidad and Tobago. She even helped spearhead a study abroad program there.”

“Her enthusiasm about the people there never left me. And though I missed my chance to spend time there while a student, I plan to right that wrong this year by traveling to the Caribbean island nation to witness its grand Carnival tradition.”

She also described that T&T’s carnival as a “particularly idiosyncratic, authentic, and exuberant cultural expression”.

“I mean, what Carnival can compete with a live soundtrack of calypso and soca music? Plus, I’ve always wanted to do the limbo in the place where the dance originated,” she said.

Also on the list were other less-known places such as the Kamchatka Peninsula in the far east of Russia, Madagascar, Sark Island, and Greenland.

 

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