Sights of Ruby Tuesday, TGI Fridays, Burger King, and Pizza Hut are a dizzying reminder of how fast paced life is in Trinidad.
The industrialized, oil producing nation of Trinidad & Tobago has an incomparably larger economy than the quiet, tourism-dependent-Grenada. Portions of the country closely resemble suburban America, with fast food franchises and multi-lane highways.
After leaving a Sams Club-esque membership shopping center (called PriceSmart), I was feeling overwhelmed by the massive warehouse full of bulk-sale racks stacked to the ceiling... The flurry of activity and over-the-top consumerism reminded me of why I don't often long for the modern American Dream.
The Wife and I spent a week with her family over the Christmas holiday, and as we prepare for another trip next week, I was reminded that I hadn't touched the forgotten folders of photos. This time, I'm going to make a concerted effort to
ditch her family and photograph the more beautiful side of tropical Trinidad. Its people and its countryside are truly stunning - nothing like this slice of Little America.