Flat bottom outboard motorboats ply the narrow channels of the Caroni mangove swamps. At almost dusk the boatman will take you out to a large opening and you will sit very quietly and wait.
Eventually the birds start to arrive in large numbers. Soon the bushes are full of red dots that look like flowers.
The Ibisis are not seen all day long and it is thought that they feed on the Venezuelan coast and fly to the swamp at night, a distance of 40 miles.
Onwhat seemed like every street corner in Trinidad you will find venots selling coconuts.
They have a sign saying COLD NUTS.
You pay them and they will slice of the end so you can drink the cool liquid inside.
Indian immigrant Siew Dass Sadhu has become somewhat of a legend in Trinidad and Tobago. He has a $1.5 million temple in the sea named after him and a pristine statue of himself clad in a dhoti, (loincloth) standing reverently at the top of a pedestal at the entrance to the temple.
One late October or early November night, Trinidad sparkles with tousands of tiny flames and electric lights strung on trees, buildings, and porches.
The festival of Deppa Divali is celebrated by hundreds of thousands of Hindus on this religious holiday.
Prior to the night of lights there are shows and pageants where Divali queens are chosen.
We arrived in Trinidad late on the night of Divali and I was very impressed with all of the lights although I did not know that it was a holiday.
The next day the driven drove us around so we could see some of the decorations that were still up.