Author: Nixon Nelson

Embark, Festivals and Events

Need to know | Event calendar (Sept/Oct 2021)

Essential info to help you make the most of September and October — even in the middle of a pandemic

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Arrive, Leisure, Trinidad and Tobago

Paria Bay bound, Trinidad | Offtrack

Trinidad’s north coast, where mountains tumble down to the sea, is home to popular beaches like Maracas and Las Cuevas — but also to little-known bays accessible only by hiking, plus forest trails, waterfalls, and some of the island’s most dramatic scenery. Nixon Nelson heads out to Paria Bay, one of the gems of the north coast

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Arrive, Travel, Guyana

Guyana: so near, so far | Destination

There are parts of the Guyanese interior — in the heart of the vast Rupununi Savannah, or deep in the Iwokrama rainforest — that feel thrillingly remote. But daily air links make these wild adventures surprisingly accessible, says Nixon Nelson. And don’t forget the charms of Guyana’s capital, Georgetown

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Arrive, Travel, Trinidad and Tobago

Choose your own Tobago | Destination

Everyone has a different idea about what makes a dream vacation. Whether you’re looking for quiet time or an adrenaline hit, to explore pristine nature or the stories of history, to get pampered or get wild, Tobago has something for you, writes Nixon Nelson

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Immerse, Arts and Architecture, Haiti

The Ghetto Biennale: when art is defiance | Backstory

Ten years ago, a group of artists in Haiti launched an audacious, even provocative, project: the Ghetto Biennale, drawing international attention to the creative community in Port-au-Prince’s Grand Rue. The event’s tensions and discomforts are at the heart of its mission, writes Nixon Nelson, as the Ghetto Biennale prepares to stage its sixth edition

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Arrive, Travel, Trinidad and Tobago

Seven days in Tobago | Destination

A mere week could never be enough to savour all the pleasure of Tobago — but Nixon Nelson suggests a seven-day sampler, from beaches to waterfalls to Store Bay’s curried crab

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Embark, Arts and Architecture, Music, Festivals and Events, Suriname, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago

Word of mouth (Nov/Dec 2017)

Why Jean-Michael Basquiat is a posthumous art star, how the Sunset Festival in Trinidad is changing Caribbean dance music, and where to end 2017 with a truly big bang: Paramaribo

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Embark, Festivals and Events

Word of mouth (September/October 2017)

The line of victory Vicky James feels the exhilaration of the struggle at Antigua’s Francis Nunes Jr Memorial Fishing Tournament It’s...

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