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Ledapq posted Dog Hotel on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on September 30, 2014:
Hi! We will be traveling soon for a few days and I would like to know if anyone knows about dog hotels in Trinidad? I've only found Aaron's school but I've been sending emails for 1 week, asking for information, prices and availability and his only response so far has been "ok no problem". If we don't find a better place I guess we'll have to settle for that but would appreciate if someone has a better recommendation.
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lltvproducer posted HGTV SERIES, CARIBBEAN LIFE, is now casting! on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on September 29, 2014:
ARE YOU CONSIDERING BUYING A HOME IN THE CARIBBEAN? ARE YOU LOOKING TO PURCHASE AN AFFORDABLE SLICE OF PARADISE? This new series will feature average people who fell in love with island living and realized that buying a home in the Caribbean was more affordable than they expected. We’re looking for families, couples or individuals from anywhere in the world who want to share their house-hunt journey. Are you seriously considering moving to a Trinidad & Tobago or a Caribbean Island and believe that now could be the time to make the move? If you and your family are ready to give up the hectic life of the mainland for the lush beaches, beautiful weather, and laidback living, then we want to hear from you! To apply, reach out to us at: with the following info: - Your full name, current location (city, state), email, contact number/s - The names of the other members of your household - What is your occupation? What are the occupations of everyone else in your family? - Please tell us where you are in your house-hunt: What island are you looking into? Have you looked at homes? Do you have a realtor? What is your timeline for the move? What is your budget? ETC. - What do you and your family LOVE about the island you’re choosing to move to? The more insight you can give us, the better we’re able to get to know you! Thank you for your time… We look forward to hearing from you. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a contest… or a lucky chance to move to the Caribbean for free. We are looking for people who are legitimately considering a purchase in the Caribbean and are willing to let us capture their house hunt on-camera.
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Laura199 replied to the thread Moving with babies on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on September 28, 2014:
Laura199 initially posted:
My husband has been offered a job in Trinidad and we are thinking of moving. We have a 2 and a half year old and a 3 month old. We have always wanted to live abroad and think that doing this when our kids are small is the best time. I'm very excited about the prospect of learning a new culture and experiencing something different, but nervous too. My two main concerns are the safety, especially with such young children, and (maybe stupidly) being able to get hold if fresh fruit and vegetables! I've read on certain blogs that's it's hard to do. With weaning a baby and feeding a child I really would like them to have fresh food in their diet. Has anyone got any advise for me? We're living in the UK, and have travelled a lot. In fact to the Caribbean a fair bit (Cayman Islands) as I used to have family there so have an idea what life on an island is like.
Laura199 replied on September 28, 2014 with:
Thank you for all the replies! Seems like I don't have too much to worry about. I don't have any problem with fresh food being local and perhaps not exactly what I can get in the uk. In fact I'd much prefer local produce. I just don't want tinned. And seems as though driving will be more of an issue than safety but at least I'm used to driving on the left. Thanks v much for the fb info. I'll definitely be in touch if we move to meet other mums for play dates.
gingerbaby replied on September 28, 2014 with:
If you stick to the few big food chains to get your fresh fruit and vegetables, they will be limited, and the imported fruits like grapes, apples, etc., are very expensive. The problem is that most expats live and stay in areas where there are no local markets. Get someone you can trust to take you where all the local farmers sell their fruits and vegetables in the big markets and you will get things that you cannot even get in the big groceries. But believe me Trinidad has lots of fruits and vegetables. Some will be different from N.A. and Europe, but there will be enough for you to live on. I am sure that your helper will teach you how to cook them. For a matter of fact I enjoy the tropical fruits better. Just make sure you take down a very good juicer so that you can do a lot of juicing. Have a chat with the locals who know where to find all that you will need.
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FlyboyWV replied to the thread Likeminded Adventurers on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on September 28, 2014:
littleindia15c initially posted:
Hello! I am moving to POS on the invitation of the Cocoa Research Centre in just under two weeks. I am a single woman interested in meeting people involved in sustainability or local food efforts and/ or interested in exploring T&T. I am currently writing a book on the loss of biodiversity in food as told through the lens of taste and one of my chapters - my favorite chapter - is on chocolate. Would be grateful for connections. Thanks, Simran
FlyboyWV replied on September 28, 2014 with:
Wonderful! Thank you! I found the site, but it requires permission to join it, so I guess I will await permission. I appreciate your help. It says for the sale of household goods and autos only. Hopefully it is OK to advertise the electric scooter and tools. Perhaps it just means to not advertise real estate and services, etc. This sounds perfect. Thank you again, Phil
Msturge replied on September 28, 2014 with: If that doesn't work search for Trinidad Expat For Sale Page.
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Ledapq replied to the thread Moving to trinidad on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
awilliamson initially posted:
Hi moving to Trinidad next year with my 13 year old son , my husband is moving out there this November. Feeling very anxious as do not know what to expect but have heard crime is very high . I have also got 2 dogs I need to bring as will be out there for several years. Can anyone give me some advise
Ledapq replied on September 24, 2014 with:
Early in the morning and between 6-7 pm Westmoorings is full of people walking, walking their dogs, running or hanging out at the park. Its safe and everyone goes out before the day gets too hot (before 7-8 am) or after the sun sets (starting at ~6pm). I run at night, usually at 7pm but have done it at 7:30-8pm and its very safe, and as I said, I dont live in a gated area, people just run around the neighborhood. Also, we walk our dogs right after dinner (~9pm) and one last short walk around 11pm and its still safe. There are security cars circling the neighborhood all day.
awilliamson replied on September 21, 2014 with:
I am not moving without my 2 dogs just worried about walking them early in the morning and early morning runs as I am a long distance runner . I need a safe place to live if I can't live in gated community
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Msturge replied to the thread To Relocate or Not!! on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Boardcore initially posted:
Hi, We are an Irish family with 3 kids (7, 3 & 4mths) that have been offered jobs in trinidad. Accomodation is provided within gated communities and we need to make a decision over the next few days. I'd appreciate all support and info you can give me, but specifically: 1. What is the situation with nannies etc., for baby and 3 yr old - where do i look, are they reliable, trustworthy etc., & how does it work? 2. What is the best school for my daughter, she is going into 2nd class (Irish system) this year, so what year is that? 3. My son, who is 4 in nov., would be attending a pre-school year here in ireland - what age do they start there? 4. What is quality of life - is it safe to go to beaches at weekends or is it all gated communities? 5. Is there areas to avoid? I guess bottom line, is this an opportunity not to be turned down. Appreciate all the help you can offer me, Many thanks
Msturge replied on September 24, 2014 with:
Chibs you definitely want to make your own baby food- I would not give a 1 year old anything processed anyway. But for traveling in cars, flights, etc we used to buy good quality baby snacks at the organic market on Mucarapo. And for fresh organic produce go to New Earth in Woodbrook or email them here and they will send out what they have weekly And for fresh produce, herbs etc from the US there is a boat that comes in every Thursday am from Miami - go to Chanka's off of Long Circular Rd. Also Petit Gourmet has nice fruit & veg. You just have to look a bit harder here! Much more effort. We came from Brazil and the options are much better here so we are not complaining!
Chibs replied on September 24, 2014 with:
My Wife and my 1 year old have just moved here from England. We are still in the process of looking for nannies, babysitters etc so can't help with that but the quality of life is good we move freely around and have no problems. Yes we live in a gated community but are not locked in we come and go as we please but it's nice to have that added bit of security. The best places are cocorite, westmoorings for close proximity to town or maraval if you want to be away from the busier areas. The only downside we have found apart from Mosquitos is the selection of food. It's very americanised (lots of processed stuff) and the selection of fresh veg is obviously not as good as the uk and Ireland. We have also found getting good quality baby food is hard. We tried our son on the American stuff they sell and he was bouncing off the walls because of the adder gives and sugar but we have found a couple shops with uk based products for babies and normal stuff like pg tips and hp sauce. Hope this helps
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Chibs posted Mobile phone service on the Trinidad & Tobago forum on September 17, 2014:
I'm currently living in POS Trinidad and got myself a local number on digicel. Problem I have is one minute it works fine then the next I can't send text messages or make calls! I've been to the shop and they just tell me to go away and monitor it. My questions are these has anyone had a similar issue with digicel? Is bmobile better? Would I be better with a global sim as although I'm based in Trinidad I contact the uk a lot and fly around the Caribbean a lot as well as returning to the uk? All suggestions and comments welcome.
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USSapper replied to the thread JOB! on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
USSapper initially posted:
Hello I am a 8 year US Army veteran living in TT, I have plenty experience in the Security field ,2 Year Combat experience in Iraq and 1 year United Nations Securtiy Peace Keeper in Kosovo and Albania. Please some one respond if you have any leads I am also a BodyGuard to my fellow countrymen living/working here in Trinidad.
USSapper replied most recently with:
Thanks for the information.
FlyboyWV replied most recently with:
Have you checked in at the U.S. consulate in POS? They will likely have suggestions for someone with your...skillset. By the way...Thank YOU for your service.
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Ledapq replied to the thread Cost of transporting dogs from U.K. to Trinidad on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
Stones initially posted:
Has anyone recently transported a springer spaniel from Uk to Trinidad? If so how much did it cost please as I am hoping to bring 4 dogs :/
Ledapq replied most recently with:
I brought my dog from Costa Rica and my fiance will bring his from the US and in both cases the airlines had fixed prices. In our case, the dogs traveled unaccompanied because we are already in Trinidad so they traveled as cargo. I'm not sure if prices vary depending on if they fly unaccompanied-cargo or with you-excess baggage. Just contact the airline, they will need the weight of the dog and the size/weight of the kennel to give you an estimate. I read that in some countries airlines won't transport pets during very hot or very cold seasons, so include the expected month of travel when you email/contact them. From CR we paid around US$380 and from the US I think it will be similar. Additionally: if the dogs arrive before 4pm you don't have to pay the vet's fee at customs/ between 4pm and 10pm pay around US$100/ holidays, weekends, etc ~US$150. Also consider that most airlines only allow pets to travel from Monday-Thurs in case some paper/whatever is missing, the animal won't have to stay at the airport over the weekend. You will also have to pay: handling to the cargo company, my dog+kennel weighed 55kilos so I paid aroundUS$45. And some import tax, this will depend on the dog's breed, mine was rescued from the street so he had no "economic" value however, you HAVE to pay something and they assigned him the cheapest price and that was ~$65. For these 3 payments you have to bring cash! No cards accepted or ATMs nearby
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dashawnab replied to the thread New Friends on the Trinidad & Tobago forum:
dashawnab initially posted:
Hi, i'm not new to Trinidad as lived there with my trini husband for a year. I am from Chicago and I went home to give birth last year and will return to Trinidad next month. Are there any ladies from the states looking to make a friend? It would be great if you have kids as my daughter will be 1 next month.
dashawnab replied most recently with:
We are partially in San Fernando and I spoke with him as well. Contact me with the info, we don't mind the drive.
Msturge replied most recently with:
Oh you're not in POS? The group is in POS. However there is one English family who recently moved to San Fernando with little ones and they were looking for other expats there to meet. Talked to them on this site actually. Are you in SF?
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