Trinidad & Tobago

Bio: I am constantly asked “you’re from where?”, “where is that country?”, “are you sure that’s a country?” No shit Sherlock, I don’t…but seriously I am from little known Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. My first taste of travel was with my Grandparents to Canada, I was only three. The travel itch is a family gene passed down never mind I grew up in the small town of Debe with only 3,000 residents. I have managed to fuel my love for travel with studies and career over the years since leaving Trinidad at eighteen. I have enjoyed living in the US, Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom and France and taken full advantage of all the travel along the way. I am not quite a nomad but still working on finding a fixed address…one day it will happen! High school friends nicknamed me Uncle Travelling Matt; yes I am their brave “Fraggle explorer!” I don’t have a bucketlist of places to visit but go where I have an urge too: exploring Cuba, visiting Tigers Nest in Bhutan, chocolate festival in Belgium, New Year’s Eve in Australia…even a work trip to Yemen with bodyguards I’ve experienced. One of my advantages is that I seem to blend in with most people…the Kashmiris, Yemenis, Cubans, North Indians, Nepalese, Cambodians, Bhutanese, and Latin-Americans, even whilst living in Singapore people thought I was half Indian/half Chinese. Really? Me? My Sikh friends in Bangkok still tell their families I am Guajarati with Bengali looking eyes when I have not one blessed clue where from the of Utter Pradesh in India my forefathers came from five generations ago. Yes my Indian roots make me a travelling Trini chameleon! Many ask how I can afford to travel so much! Well I’ve never had a normal 9-5 job, mines was more 24/7 in various time zones. Being a young female expat does not just make for some memorable stories but helps rack up frequent flier points, hotel points, and save some dinero. I am currently on a sabbatical from work (who really wants to go back?). It also helps having a network of the most amazing friends and family around the world that I not just visit, but travel with most times. M.A.D are my initials, I am new to blogging and these are my travel stories as a Trini traveller… Marissa

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  1. mdolph9022

    Thank you for your kind words on my most recent post! Your travels sound absolutely fascinating. You sound like a great travel companion, very adventuresome and ready to explore the world. 🙂 I am also new to blogging, so I look forward to reading your posts and maybe even discussing our thoughts and travels with one another. 🙂

    P.S. I actually know where Trindad & Tobago is located. Probably one of very few people, right? lol

    1. mdookeran Post author

      Haha I need to do a post on all the comments I have gotten over the years on where’s T&T. Thanks girl, look forward to connecting and reading your posts.

  2. Uncle Spike

    As a new Spikey, you’ve joined a growing clan of folk known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures since the 70′s, as well as day to day happenings on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it. Of course, if you have any suggestions for me, I’d love to hear from you, serious; email me.

    In return, I promise not to be overbearing with perhaps 2-3 posts a day tops. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, hope you have a great day…



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