We have arrived in the lovely island of Trinidad, and so far we have been here a good 3 hours! We have been fairly busy (ha!) in our short time here. Our 9 hour flight from Gatwick was uneventful and quite pleasant, flying with Caribbean Airlines, we were well looked after by our friendly air steward, Thomas! The food was also quite edible, for a change (even though Nikki assures us 'it's no BA') and we were full enough when we reached the hotel that we decided not to worry about dinner and to go swimming instead!
We set off from the travelodge this morning, and after a short trip to the wrong terminal, and a go on the monorail we arrived at the baggage desk only slightly later than planned. We had a very nice breakfast in Wetherspoons in the airport and felt fully prepared to get on with the day.
When we arrived at the airport in Trinidad, we got through immigration etc. quite quickly, and only Heather needed her baggage searched. Then, we waited outside for the holiday inn bus to turn up. It is quite warm and humid even though the sun has set, but we were lucky enough to get to have a swim in the lovely pool when we arrived, which we had to ourselves! There were no cocktails to be seen but we didn't worry and just enjoyed the pool and relaxing in our hotel rooms.
Now we are all a bit tired as it is technically 2 o' clock in the morning at home, so we're having a small snack of highland shorties to keep us going for a little bit!
I'm sure we'll have much more to tell you tomorrow as we arrive in Guyana and see our apartment and begin project! Not sure how much access to internet though so you'll just have to watch this space.
Lots of GOLD love,
Team Guyana 2012, reporting from Port of Spain, Trinidad!
|Our team bear, Tash, wearing her hoodie on the plane|