Images from Trinidad Carnival 2013

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February 19, 2013 12:18 pm

I am recently back from celebrating Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, particularly in Port of Spain, the two-island nation that calls the claim to fame of being the “Home of Carnival.”

I spent a close-to-sleepless (couldn’t miss anything!) week there, partaking in all the Carnival revelry I could. It was a crazy week packed with cultural “fêting,” or partying/celebrating as they call it there. The Trinidadians know how to Carnival, and this is coming from someone who spent Carnival 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. I left loving the country and impressed with how welcoming locals were of tourists and how eager they were to share their celebration and culture with visitors.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the trip. More posts to come!

Hyatt Regency Trinidad's all-inclusive LIME fete

Hyatt Regency Trinidad’s all-inclusive LIME fete

 

Carnival is a joyous time. (Also, Puncheon rum is potent! Locals are good to warn tourists, but now you know.)

Carnival is a joyous time. (Also, Puncheon rum is potent! Locals are good to warn tourists, but now you know.)

 

"Home of Carnival"

“Home of Carnival”

 

Panorama steel pan band finals

Panorama steel pan band finals

 

 

Carnival Port of Spain street style

Carnival Port of Spain street style

 

I suited up and "played mas" (paraded) with the band Paparazzi on Carnival Tuesday

I suited up and “played mas” (paraded) with the band Paparazzi on Carnival Tuesday

 

More contigents from my Carnival Tuesday band, paparazzi

More contigents from my Carnival Tuesday band, paparazzi

 

 

Smart branding from Coca-Cola, the "cooling station" along the parade route

Smart branding from Coca-Cola, the “cooling station” along the parade route

 

A little R&R at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad pool

A rare bit of R&R at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad pool

 

Karina

 

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