In the 1990s, I frequented Trinidad, first for Mardi Gras, then because I met Nicole.
Diary: January 10, 1997
Banner day. Nicole & I drove to Maracas, Las Cuevas, to find path to the mountain El Tucuche. Hot Bake & Shark. Drove to Mayaro, forbidden road, G’yare to Rio Claro.
Today was just so much fun. We laughed a lot. She was very sweet. Amongst the sweetest kisses I have ever felt. We drove around much of the island. Particularly interesting was the drive into the rice fields. There were Hindu rice farmers there, living in shanties. The surroundings were so completely natural and serene. I felt they were lucky.