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Couva Trinidad

Hello friends we are in the island of Trinidad which is part of Trinidad and Tobago the country but we’re just focusing on Trinidad today in a place called Couva which is central Trinidad west central Trinidad that is and that’s the main roads of Couva.

COUVA Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Walk Through covering major Streets by JBManCave.com

We’re going to be walking in Couva proper meaning the commercial side of Couva the main roads where most people are familiar with with google I will pass through some of the residential areas but not much in this video I do have a road trip video where I drive around more and cooler however today it’s just the main roads walking that way will give you a better idea and you’ll be able to slowly see everything now if you’re from cover and haven’t been here for a long time this will be a treat for you because you will now see what Couva is like today I’ll go as far as Carli Bay Road to the west and the cover main road to the east and this is Couva we’re looking east that’s

and now we’re looking west that’s the southern nail to the southern mineral comes from the north and it turns going west we are going up the southern mainland we’re heading north now by heading north I’m actually going to the less busier side of however there are a couple of significant buildings that cannot be missed in covering Couva the Couva area is a big political area for a local political party called the UNC which means the United National Congress it would be a bit odd of me to you know go up and down the commercial side of Couva and not cover places like JTA complex so we’re walking towards it in doing so you can have a look at the area see what new shops that you haven’t seen before buildings and so forth now I have been in the cover area for over around 30 years when I say I’ve been in here I haven’t lived in here but I used to wake up the National Gas Company… NGC and then working there in my young days I will be driving up and down these streets for me there has been a lot of progress in Couva as far as structural school a lot more buildings and so forth when I was here 30 years ago most of this was green there weren’t so many buildings maybe a house or two here and there there’s a lot of keen fields and another dream since that time it has been built up a lot as you can see

Now according to old British maps there used to be a big river. No one knows exactly where that is now.

cover is actually one of the fastest growing places in Trinidad and Tobago that might be largely due to its close proximity to the highways gas and oil production it used to be a sugar cane production community you have a lot of sugar cane fields here

that’s the new UNC headquarters the same political party that I was talking about we’re going to building Rienzi complex which was their former headquarters but it’s now taken over to by um

I’m not sure these kids are kind of strange

maybe puppies

the pond that we are passing here is kind of like a residential area and it’s a kind of because sometimes a residence especially in a place like Trinidad has jewel papers sometimes people will be living above and below is the business or it could be that yes there may be residential places houses people’s homes and then right next to it is a business this is a good example that’s a tacky place and a place where they sell cars or fix cars

and that’s kind of how it is in the Caribbean the

planning community planning is a bit erratic because if you want to have a better view or randomize

you might see one structure and the other structure look next it looks totally different there isn’t a uniform that’s watering is the best we don’t use so how things are built here everybody has a different look here nothing

left

um you know as things get built up the sad thing is they don’t need any green no trees no shrubs no flowers it’s just like they can only think about concrete and did you see that big hole wow somebody could die and if they slipped on you might laugh but there’s really no laughing matter because if you slip and your head or your neck hits the concrete in an awkward position you can break your neck and it could kill you that’s the other thing that needs to be done infrastructure why isn’t that is

the North Americans sidewalks people use those words interchangeably here some will say pavements almost a sidewalk but really sometimes it could be just an arcade game where you have to watch out for holes watch out for uneven pieces or things that could trip you

that’s all over the country and last night you need to give up now how about this and that’s have you seen a mango tree with so many mangoes all over us just falling and watering

that was would have crucial it already but it’s seemingly left untouched here in Couva

it’s a big residential area any background

and we’re continuing north this is the southern main road by the way

and we’re going towards what really what really is an iconic place for the error for Rienzi complex

and and the reason I’m taking this path because I know for those of you who are not familiar with very nervous what’s a big deal well I’m sure if I made this video and I just stuck with cougar proper and all the commercial buildings people said that you didn’t cover your nz complex so to avoid that I’m making sure to do that first

whether you’re a UNC supporter or hater you like it you don’t like it doesn’t matter it still remains as an iconic place to the area and well known in Trinidad and Tobago

you just passed a piece of that sidewalk people in their big wooden plants covering them and while that might cover the hole you could actually trip on those things I can’t imagine somebody that’s blind walking in a wall

or even having to use a wheelchair

and that’s the building coming up on the left there the red one not this gray one that’s a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom hall and this one this is the

ultra in that general request

it used to be all yellow and you can see her perfect I’m not sure if you can see

probably has some arrangement I use it for meetings or whatever big conferences but it has been changed

and that guy who’s working and he’s talking to me it’s very common for trainees to always have comments to give you when you’re passing by especially if you’re doing something I’m not sure about

the meanwhile so if you have somebody thinking don’t think they are hungry mostly time trim is just like engaging people not all but some

so this is yeah what used to be the UNC headquarters oriented complex those are some police bikers just picking them up for you so you can see what our patrols look like

if I was to continue on this road going north I’ll see more of the same these are the some green grounds here

looks like it can use a cut and we’re gonna head back down to Couva papa and I’m not gonna go at the same speed because we’ve already been here so let’s speed it up

that’s the nice thing about when you have a video

kind of move past everything that you don’t want to get providing

only right is a residential area

anyway sometimes you know this this video will be you know we’re beyond an hour hour and a half or something like that so if I pause or suddenly go silent you know why now this video does have natural sound so you will hit in the distance in the background I should see

does the JTA supermarket compound where you see that pizza hut and these other places back in my day it was just the supermarket and sort of like a warehouse to sell books I don’t know how many of you from that you just saw a lot of books in there um but now there’s a lot of food places in it um you’ll see nearer the end of this walk through when I pass on this side for now I’m going to be turning right

so that you can see people proper and a lot of the commercial buildings

it’s supposed to be an ice cream place that has been there forever

this place

and while this business usage might have changed the actual structure has remained light up well ever since I was here 30 years ago it’s kind of surprising to still see it like that

this is the southern amino this would take you all the way to San Fernando

see that metal on the ground it’s not good for somebody that’s blind or has a wheelchair but again there isn’t a standard or infrastructures and that I’m sure there is on paper but the implementation really needs to be an improvement with infrastructure and something that is common you can see on the left there is all the electricity holes I need enormous amount of wires

in the old days you just see a few lines and

it generally really make a difference it was also noticeable but now there are hundreds of different lines on each pole and you really cannot

get them out of your vision they’re just there and they’re blocking especially when you you know like me have a camera you really notice how much of those wires and holes there this is one of the iconic churches

another view of it with a bell

that bling on the left there center screen is another church here that has been there for 30 years also too it’s a more modern building

called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or people may know them as Mormons

this road I believe is one way but takes you sir to some other iconic buildings or structures in the area

it’s cool as well

of course I could spend time going walking each of these streets you know I would take an immense amount of time and this video might be 10 hours so I’m just going to cover the main streets the main places so this is um exchange prosperitarian school

if you’ve gone here attended here at one time feel free to tell us any comments area of what your time was like here at the school do you enjoy it did you have good teachers

tell us in the comments area now this little section here and that house has also been here forever as you can tell

this is the worst I’ve ever seen in a house store and when I say worse the fact that they’re allowing trees to grow and take over the house it used to be that they would have at least maintain it and even have some usage for it 30 years ago but apparently not however the reason I like this house is it maintains that Caribbean colonial look that’s how a lot of our buildings were many years ago look just like that

it’s too bad that it’s being taken over by green and grass and and this is you know if this was the UK in England or wales or wherever they would have done a lot to protect that and make it a historical landmark but in Trinidad there is not fuver not zeal for those things a lot of our historical sites are often neglected and I’m sure nobody would even see that old wooden structure as a historical cycle just let it perish which for me is sad because I just love seeing those kinds of things and it

you know if somebody would preserve it put historical items in it make it like a little museum

it becomes a tourist attraction and a learning place for people school children right opposite can make use of it there’s a structure similar to all of any background that does seem to be in use

but doesn’t have that nice detail like one that I’m talking about guys

and of course you know we must have our trash disposal something I’ve spoken about many times in many interviews it’s just trash everywhere

the dreams to a clog maintained like this grass go in here that would prevent water from flowing easily and if there was trash that good grass would would capture the trash and then cause the drains to get clogged

now locally there is a program called the uh unemployed relief program

oh and they’re supposed to come around and do things like this but obviously it’s not as active in this area treatment and should be a good way of providing employment

so much opportunities for people to do stuff here young people could get themselves occupied

until they get better jobs or whatever

so there are a lot of impromptu buildings for instance that’s a county health office another public building there but they are obviously renting not building
I am panning both left and right and by the way normally when I create these walk throughs at least in the past I’ve used a lower resolution this time from here on out I’m just using the best resolution possible I use my extension rod which give me slightly better angles but not this time

but in panning left to right you can get a better idea of what’s around

if there are a lot of people in a shop outside I tend not to show them so I actually try to avoid people as much as possible you know people walk into my viewer then I there’s nothing I could do about that but say I’m gonna focus on people I don’t do that

lots of bank

Rattans that’s pretty popular but the names for our times we sell cheap clothing they have branches everywhere
I have my own opinions on my face sometimes you may have a good deal on other times you might get the worst ideas it’s kind of rolling your dice there
I don’t know how you feel about it

something that people do here a lot with which for me is incorrect is with their signage they put too much information so that’s that guy has doctor’s office clear that makes a lot of sense you could actually see that and know where it’s about but here they try just so much information in a small sign you don’t really even know what the building is about

this particular junction is also very busy again look at all sidewalks see like traps

this particular intersection is always very busy a lot of banks say a lot of businesses easier

and I’m gonna pan around here a bit too so that you can have a look

some of these buildings are bigger taller newer than what was here before

so that would be new for you it’s also somewhat new for me as well although I have been here before the creation of this video in recent times

now despite its enormous size what that is

the shopping is not as

diverse and grand as let’s say Chaguanas or San Fernando or Port of Spain I guess because of the size everything just passed out so much that you know from one place you would have to do a lot of walking to get to the next place because it’s all centered around this main road rather than you know within the amount of blocks so it makes shopping a bit difficult it’s not a place I i personally normally come and shop if you do you can let me know any comments it was interesting and it sparked how many pigeons there were and the fact that they didn’t want to move I guess they’re so comfortable

with people around

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this is another place that has been developed a bit it’s unfortunate that I am capturing a few and it looks like it could do some with some maintenance but that’s just how it is in JB’s Man Cave if I don’t wait for everything to be perfect and you know jv’s man cave is all about keeping it real

you know the idea here is

for you to feel as though you were here with me right here in Couva so you can see what it’s like

unless I guess it’s supposed to be a ninja

that they kept from Christmas and I guess decided you know let’s just keep it up for next Christmas

so just from looking you can see the maintenance that needs to be done the cutting walkway grass pruning the shrubs and so forth another vagrant on stuff as well sleeping around

so sad part of neglect and society

you see these very big tall bombs it’s something very unique you don’t see as many as they should right now but um 30 years ago 40 years ago there was a lot of these problems growing in Couva but the sugarcane fields

this building is also another old building I i want to believe it was a train station it has that general look however I’m not sure and so to correct me feel free to comment on it

again this is another place that could be used as a historical site um if it was mentioned

it’s a pine yard

now one of the interesting things about that I about especially what I mentioned before but how things just was passed out and this little block here they tried to put as much um government these buildings as they could find when this is the police which is kind of obvious and looks like a police building that hasn’t been finished and then on the other side is the regional corporation and there are also some other government buildings right there within space so you kind of get everything that you need in one group rather than having to jump on now they said this is um a clear park but I was trying to figure out what is the clear park because it means just places to sit down in a small grassy area

very strange

that building it distance there with the red roof

that is the Couva library

it’s a cooperation I was talking about

we’re gonna go back to the promenade

back to where we came

in case you’re wondering I’m holding the camera in my hand so sometimes it’s chest level sometimes I might hold it above my head it all depends on my energy every time but generally it’s below my head I’m kind of like holding it in my hand with my hands close to my chest that makes sense that’s the community pool by the way

some of these trees have been here forever it seems like and I really hope they do not take it down

see how this green area just automatically uplifts and defies the area

green just does that rather than you know chopping on everything and putting up a concrete structure of course they can always do better with trash trash collections

a very strange phenomenon in this country I just I don’t know they don’t collect it on time or is it that people are putting at any rate please I don’t know but it should be done more often

and way more often

a little bit of what was written on my plaque

also it was opened by Basdeo Panday I guess at the time he was the prime minister I’m not sure [..] was the one who founded the

and is well known in this area Couva I used to be the uh prime minister at one time as well somewhat of a controversial figure

he’s a lawyer be on hard lots of lots of things to see never let anything hide away in his mind
I don’t know that part there because the guy coming out of the vehicle is crucial that’s the police for the another police station this is the one the main road and if you notice it’s using partially that colonial or colonial look mixed in with some additional absorbs this is the [..]

uh company scenario electricity training to big electricity commissioner with the capture down there one night school they are the ones coming out to fix it this little section here is another develop section

it has the businesses just off of the road this church here is also another iconic place Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic church

and you can see the very old structure there maybe that is the priest’s quarters I don’t know

but you could see that all colonial look

probably still has the same galvanized that was there forever we could use some maintenance

it’s a bank we public bank it’s one of our local banks well-known

they also have a grocery other stores some of them are closed when they find them I hit a lot of stores closing and things are only now starting to sort of open back that’s a school in the background
I love these areas change gradually over time um but not in such a big way that you you know if you’ve been here if you last time you said let’s say it’s 10 years everything I guess more or less seen the same 20 years and I see more I think a few changes here and their 30 years they might say well okay that’s a significant build up and probably 40 or 50 as they say wow we don’t recognize anything so progress is a bit slow but nevertheless happens on the right is another school we’re gonna cross quickly just to take it in

they repeat convent

and like convent not necessarily that’s just nuns there but the nuns run the screen so they probably also have their quarters on premises

of course this is up to debate but it’s the general thinking that some of the best schools in Trinidad are usually won by the Catholics

they tend to be in their well-known schools schools that will try to get their children in that’s not to see other denominations don’t have

uh good schools as well like Lakshmi Girls which

general most people try to get their children into a catholic-based school so continuing down the surroundings

now in walking this way before the quest will go the more quiet it gets and that isn’t as much commerce again because all the commerce is spread out on a long road rather than bunch together like

um business is passed out and you can see by this sidewalk here it’s not my
I don’t team if you can pick that up if you’re watching this on a you know a big screen TV you’ll be able to pick up a lot more details on if you’re looking at this on your phone

so even if you’re looking at this on your phone try it out also when you go home at your home you know by watching it on your TV if you have a smart television you can pick it up and just check out how big and detailed it is it’s really good you’re good to see things that you just can’t see in a phone a phone is so small and I actually generally do not like who’s influence for that same reason so let’s cover some other things about the people of Couva they are some of the friendliest nicest people you can meet

similar to most southern folk and I have said this before in my other videos people in the south are very different to the people yes they are similar you know [..] are more similar however the temperament of the people in the south just more friendly more well becoming more humble than people anymore in my opinion learning north a bit more rough more growth more

not as I don’t want to say friendly but not as welcoming I find people in the south central more open-hearted most my you know more friendly smiles you want so far I just I don’t I i think that’s just that empowerment and that’s one of the reasons that I like to come to the south and sunshine so cool is no different for the people in Couva are

I’m going to circle and come on without building any distance there that is I think she was soft secondary

although I came in here um I end up passing two or three times trying to make the front loops but we’re gonna check it out now

it’s a little white structure not building that usually means the person is a Hindu that’s like the worship area the shrine

they’re doing construction on it right making a building and sometimes when I pass with my camera people you know kind of stop and stay I want to know what’s going on
I don’t know if they’re in trouble some people think I look like the police with my blue outfit I don’t really see it that way but you know I guess if for some people to do something kind of shady they might that’s the first thing that’ll come into their mind because the way my camera looks it looks like if it’s um

some kind of unit that you would use for either picking up information or speeding or whatever just has that look doesn’t look like the typical camera

so this is the school and if you attended here

do let us know any comments area how it was you know did you enjoy it

teachers was everything as it should be as far as infrastructure I mean looking at it but it is Couva West Secondary looking at it I mean the grounds and everything you park in the trees the outer structure looks good looks like a nice building but you know I have never been in there so I can’t see how the classrooms are but to me most of our schools should be as big and should be as laid out like this in my opinion because sometimes I go to a lot of schools and it’s like wow you can’t even believe it’s so school

but you know this is one of the newest schools so when I say as compared to a lot of cool structures are still silver schools in Trinidad so you know they I guess they had the better option for more modern design and facilities I also like the the fact that they kept green and a lot of it too and the green sort of gives the school privacy and mitigates against in my opinion distractions so here they’re studying outside

we have to do it outside um destruction so we’re gonna go back again to this room and I end up making a loop on this road coming up from where the camera is pointing

by the way are you from Couva once lived in Couva family friends in Couva

tell me what you think

funny when people say I don’t want to be on camera but then they look straight at the camera

you know if you don’t want to be on camera just turn your head I guess look at this walls really really high let’s see how that guy is next to me it’s like twice his height and more

it’s a Chinese restaurant
I was lucky to have this semi-clear partly cloudy day… there is a lot of Saharan dust here

but not as much as it has been and because we are currently anyway this isn’t anytime there’s a deal with a bit of sun I try to get out there and record because most of the time the rest of these will just be very cloudy or green into now this is another iconic building this is called

confectionery this is a factory where they make all the candies that you may have known as a child

and I used to come here often when I worked at NGC and I never forgot the only ladies that used to collect documents from me they were down always give me some free candy to take again hospitality so this is church of the nazarene and we’re gonna see another iconic church later

it’s entire

somebody

that’s a small supermarket

a lot of these shops tend to be selling meats

auto parts this one’s a bar

and they each have a different look different design but there’s like I said with these signs they try to put them so much information that you could hardly actually know what it is and if you’re driving fast you you really don’t know what it is unless you slow down take time

you could do a bit better you know sign signage here

that’s amazing your body they clearly mark out what pieces

by the way we are heading west right now

still in Couva

that has

in my opinion all the beards should be like these birds here just free romance they want fly as they want not in my cage

and can you see those palms in the background

you kind of the center right of your screen

it’s ready to juice

and it’s also kind of a marking of the [..] just before

industrial activity

no I don’t know how you feel that much but in my opinion a lot of places in china rather have that kind of drab look and it’s only if one proprietor already maintains his building well it’s not battle

no paint

it’s sort of like a one-long look I don’t know if you know what I mean
I think we could do a lot of improvement enough for the society

things falling apart

they’re not interested in making things really look good and I believe a lot of that is because the infrastructure itself is not good like the same thing man sidewalk

here’s another great example of a proprietary place

guess this uh it’s a restaurant I like I like the design of how they keep the place

they use that for colloquial look mixed in with I want to see an American north American western

look

I’m just talking about the building

here

see the palms I’m kind of acting as the marker as to where the church is

one thing we have a lot to turn out is pet shops

issues

the inside walks with no uniformity or piece of wood water trash everywhere

anyway we have reached this iconic juices church acts

like a good marker of
I think separating or is it orange village

science is coming in just now

yeah android cardigan

I’ll explain it you see we just came from the east and straight ahead that would take us to south part now

into the Southern Main Road continues other road I think is Carli Bay Road

this church has always looked the same the grounds everything is loud it’s almost like it’s frozen in time the way it looks now is the way it looks that it looked totally years okay

seven

and this is going west
I do have the drive-through version of this video where I’m driving and I took it on the road and other roads you know it’s impossible for me to keep doing this walking so and driving I can pick up more streets pick up so many residential areas make sure I’m looking up in the switch area for my channel the way YouTube has it there are two such areas one is to search YouTube in general and yeah this is just it’s my channel so if you wanna just search my channel for that video make sure to search within the search for my channel because it’s below the means

now in coming all the way down here this is like sort of the southern border

all hair used to be green

my time in the area they used to still have the residential places but not so built up

you see that really big building the construction on the left I’ll show what I was

if you know that many comments area

now that’s an example of progression if I was to follow this road it would take me to a roundabout and that roundabout would act sort of a divide in line because after the roundabout if I continued i would enter an area called California, that’s right like the state of California in the states so technically or if I turn right it would take me to a place called Point Lisa where there’s a lot of plants gas um ammonia methanol plants and so forth we’re not going down there so I’m tuning around here

my interest is to just show you some of the popular parts

not sure what fruit that is

you know let me know any commentary look at that dude on the branch

he’s watching me I’m watching him and he’s going to take off eventually

by tuning in here I’m actually going into the residential side of and although I say residential just like you see that barbershop there there are a lot of commercial buildings people tend to you know make their property geographers partially residents partially commercial it’s not UNCommon to see that

foreign

so if you’re walking through as I’m walking through here you can see this place look developed is it the same as it was it has always been

what do you think

it’s another mango tree

one thing with Trinidad you could never go hungry it’s always a fruit tree somewhere

some of these big warehouses and bigger structures I did not see them here 30 years ago so many flat houses yes and even so they weren’t so jam-packed almost passed out because I think in the easier to expand the houses end up making the houses look like apartments all together

coming up on the left here you’re gonna see again another reason why people can’t go hungry here look at this

if you know that this but there’s any comments area something you can

and look how they just grow in there just so that I could actually walk past and pick it

now although they make all these different areas this this is all cooler still

that building on the left I believe is a privately owned building

very interesting how this prison what they decided to do the front day I guess I’m too sure if it was the idea was to stop people from parking by mounting all those

concrete blocks stones out there what do you think
I like the hibiscus

another plan that you don’t see very often

and of course trash

mainly we can I just cannot escape that torment

someone there

new place of worship it’s close so I’m just giving you a feel for it

if we were to follow this road it would take us back up to

the school that we visited early

west secondary

check on the um the way that person

did the landscaping I like it this is what I’m talking about as far as maintenance no look no no no sorry I’ve got that same pattern but you know if you could just maintain all green mentee in your area you know really make the place look good make people feel more welcome make people feel like they want to beautify their place treated better so forth something I would like to see

another government building on the right

nice to see all these trees tall and maintain I hope they never taken away

some sort of ministry of education place here

and I believe somewhere along here I’m going to speed it up a bit because this is the place that I said that took me back to where I was um before let me speed it up at some point

this is more or less a residential road holder there are some commercial aspects to

it’s not it as you can see because hardly anybody’s around it’s not on your main road and school is not in session this video was taken in July school is already closed so

when there’s something to

to show that’s not um within a public activity like school or pull out and vote and really there’s nothing happening

that’s this is cool on the same school

so I’m gonna speed it up

the same road I said we would come when they were doing construction

and this puts us back on

and now we’re proceeding east

we’re going to go back up to where JTA supermarket is there but also gets give you an angle of how cool is going from this this direction because we came along here already but facing the other way

together another place you have to go both ways

not just one

across the street and to kill them from a different angle

in a little while we will pass holy face convent on the left

this area thing is actually one of the greenest areas that you’ll see in cool greeners and these big trees but yeah maintenance again lots of bush and even pavement side wall you know again it makes you wonder where is where is everybody that’s supposed to take care of these things

and like I always say you know maintenance should be something all the time not just on some special occasion because you know something’s gonna happen

so I think we are short of um [..] but it’s all locked up

so

there it is from a better angle did you go to the school feel free to comment in the comments let us know how it was get good teachers did like attending there and so forth now somewhere along here the after all the inaudible

just after I passed this jumping gentleman and that’s why I came with booster block and then you’ll see me you start again right here

welcome to my son with me my sidekick always goes where I go

likes to go on these long walks as good as good health too but their mental and physical health

so

this I like the aspect of how they did this little party it’s kind of a side road next to the manual and what it does is it allows the businesses here to provide parking for the customers and clients

so you know they’re not blocking anymore

it would be nice if a lot more stores could do this rather than you know blocking the pavement sidewalk blocking errors or when that customer comes the block or the parking is what they meant

and seems like the police is also using it for their own purposes to wrecked vehicles

Y. De Lima

whatever

it’s a police station
I seek [ __ ] on the right that we just came from

market

and I’m actually going to go any market because it’s not my quick us to be recording people but I will give you the gist of it

this particular structure is new when I say new it wasn’t here years ago when I used to be up and down

and they didn’t have the structure it’s nice and airy and provides a place of vendors to sell their produce among other things

right next to on the left which is our residential area

classy market
I just visited it so continue recording right here

we’re gonna go back on to the

so have you been able to walk with me in this walk have you stayed for the whole video did you jump around in parts are you even actually able to walk this distance and for so long and the Caribbean sun tell me about it in the comments area is that something you could do

the promenade that we visited earlier so we’re proceeding on the southern main road heading east we’re gonna go back to the g80 supermarket outlet vicinity that is actually on the corner of the sunroom and the cooler menu

again like I’ve said in other videos look at this guy he could have waited for me to pass there’s no pedestrians office and just cut across

so as you know JB’s Man Cave we I like to promote the wall giving you this footage as though you were there with me

so if you found it was a bit tedious that is what walking this long distance and for such a long time may feel like

you just have to add the element of the sun and maybe this to the whole picture right however the whole idea here is that if you drop into world familiar cooler wanted to know more about Couva all these little intricate details and walk in this floor would actually appeal to you that’s me who I’m targeting because you know if if this was a promotional video I was just talking about who right now I wouldn’t take this long within five minutes I could make a proportion promotional video in cougar just highlighting specific areas but in this video I want to capture everything about Couva

that is

and in so doing

you’ll be able to get a better idea on this you know this video also acts as a historical value because you know 10 years from now 20 years from people will be looking at this and saying oh so that’s what looked like back then oh I remember this place back

i

the room is too short and so the car ends up blocking pavement walkway sidewall and as you saw we have to go on the road look at that

all of these things are infrastructure planning and mystical details that should be addressed at some point taken care of you know the road for instance should be higher than

for multiple reasons

so I would have to actually go to the other side of the road but in the interest of just maintaining this walk

they have branches all over the country it’s one of the more expensive cookies you know if our bread is let’s say 14 or 15 dollars and you go sweet limit you’ll have this for 18 or 20. so yeah I get the price
I am not much of a bread eater by the way I think floss slows you down a lot so I try to stay within

see rather than having an exposed drain here this should be a walkway

especially with the growth snow plantings

in case you don’t know I have other videos of different areas that are more popular in Trinidad make sure to look for them for instance I have a video on photosphine downtown then I have another one on the screen uptown

then I may have one on for spin driving through all the different streets I have a video on san fernando

is this one and then I have you know drive-through videos and all the other places in china you can all check them or you can check them all out in my YouTube channel

or if you’re not sure how to find it or can’t find it just ask any comments section or send me an email

you can go to JBManCave.com to find my a contact form the contact button you can use our phone to contact me when the YouTube section will be about twitch has the um way to check my email however if you do not make sure to feel about what it is you’re asking me because some people write but they’re so vague and what they see and I really don’t know what it is they want or what they’re dressing and what they say
I see southern minority continuing the north but we are heading east

that super farm it’s a pharmacy slash 7-eleven so the outfit

while they do sell drugs um medicine one month also sell food drinks sandwiches like a mix of things

those town houses on the right have also been there forever

and this combo has been here forever they didn’t have all those fast food places the the there used to be more of a car park at that time

and jt supermarket has been there forever

this road here this is

this road will take you all the way to the highway

and across the high we enter grand cover which I also have another video for

you can check that on my

YouTube channel

coming up on this side we’re not going to explore it too much but just warp a bit so that you can see what’s in there a lot of this area here used to be just bush green nothing built up so this part here has over recent decades
I like how this house

has greens these ponds

I’m not too sure about what it is

and I like the coconut trees in the back something that you just don’t see very often but in my opinion we should see a lot the one the Caribbean

no no no no

so up ahead after these vendors is actually a hospital / health center

those bottles that you see on the right that’s disinfectant, dishwashing liquid, sanitizer and so forth you see a lot of that being sold outside you know those things when if you buy them within the supermarket they can be really expensive

so you save money with those bottles

can be quite a price reduction I’m not too sure they’re composing they come home 100 or not

some are produced locally when you buy them in that five liter bottles it’s a huge savings so this district area here has a lot of stuff here that’s government related

and some of those buildings of course they are just dark part of it

and I didn’t go up to the health center recorded for obvious reasons that’s not something I would do and that’s the price of that guy selling melon across to you 299 which would be about 40 cents u.s

a pound that is the average size of one of those mounds could be anywhere from like 10 pounds to 15 pounds

so I’ll give you an idea of the price

so this is a small melon you’re talking about 4.50

there’s our house again it’s sticky

animation now look at this here it you see that bush it almost looks artificial doesn’t it but looking closer you can see that it’s actually some sort of room with flowers interesting

so tell me how did you enjoy this walk I know it was long I know some of you couldn’t handle it but if you enjoyed it please do become a patreon you can go to JB’s Man Cave and there is a donation link where I’m talking about JB JBManCave.com that’s my actual site um there’s a donation button you can feel free to give whatever donation you like make sure to subscribe like and thanks for watching really appreciate it

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Anthony Harris Dies While Cycling: Hit and Run

You all heard how Anthony Harris died after being hit by a car around the Queen’s Park Savannah that NEVER stopped!

Cyclists May Use FULL Lane STOP Squeezing them Trinidad and Tobago #Shorts

It is so sad and is the reason I do not cycle on the roads of T&T anymore. I have tried to emphasize that particular lane around the Savannah many times, see the video.

Drive to Toco and Sans Souci in the country of Trinidad and Tobago

Hello Friends! We are here in Valencia, Trinidad and Tobago and we are on our way to Toco and then on to Sans Souci. These places are all on an island called Trinidad which is part of a country known as Trinidad and Tobago we’re on the Camuto road heading north now Trinidad and Tobago as an island in the Caribbean is the southernmost islands in the Caribbean.

VALENCIA to TOCO and SANS SOUCI tropical Trini Road Trip TRINIDAD and Tobago Caribbean JBManCave.com

So we are right next to Venezuela below us would be Guyana if you were to look on it on a map and to the right of us would be the Atlantic Ocean other islands that you may be familiar with like Barbados, Grenada, and so forth out to the North and North East of us and as you would expect from any tropical island it’s all green you see coconut trees you see lots of natural flora and fauna.

In the area we are in now is more or less like the countryside if you want to put it that way so you’d see more green than normal the trip to the place called Toco is a long Winding Road and I mean long this video goes on for almost two hours and while I would like to talk to you for two hours straight… that is quite an accomplishment I will try but I will go on and off I know lots of you like to hear me talk and Share My Views and talk about things but you know as a human I have to take breaks some time plus you know I’m recording in my home and I can’t ask everybody to just stand still while I talk on a video so if you hear background songs you understand we just turned right onto the Eastern Main Road which is a long main road that extends from the East all the way to the West in the capital of Trinidad which is Port of Spain and we are proceeding East right now the current government has plans to make it that you don’t need to take these main roads and small artery roads in order to get to Toco they plan to build a highway that leads from the current highway to Toco and we are actually gonna pass on some of the rough setting of that road because it’s not by anywhere near completion and you’re going to see that in some of this video anyway this is Valencia

we’re going east and the roads here are not too bad we have a Pitch Lake in Trinidad which is a natural resource and we are lucky to have that that’s what roads are made from pitch and yet still you know our Roots can be deplorable at times so when you get a good road like this to drive on you’re thankful

now if if this is your first time watching JB’s Man Cave I make hundreds of videos if you look on my channel you’ll see hundreds of videos and soon it will be thousands we create many channels uh so we have channels on various things this particular channel is more or less a personal channel of mine that features um my life basically so wherever I go I I will I normally record not only for safety reasons you know but specific road trips so usually I actually do have a camera on all the time as soon as I get in my vehicle I’m driving a truck it’s a D22 frontier with a ZD30 engine and I actually do cover um some items about how to fix to your truck and things related to this model of Nissan so if you have a D22

engine and you want to get some tips on it you can also check my channel for videos online I am not a mechanic by the way but I just like to know how to do stuff to do it myself I’m I’m big into doing it yourself because sometimes in my opinion doing it yourself gets it done right

now this is the main Center if you want to call it out of Valencia besides get a lot more traffic

but typically areas in Trinidad look like this you notice there’s no green and it’s actually the sad part of progress in Trinidad and Tobago for me and that when things started progress it just get rid of all the green I mean I recently created our Trotters video um I’m not affiliated with them but I was recently showing how they meant they were able to create their building and yet still maintain some green so it’s not just all building not just all concrete and I wish people would take that initiative you know you yes you have a house yes you have a business but you know have a little bit of green and it’s sort of like the house on the left you see how it has some green on it but after we passed that house there’s no green at all it’s just Street Building it’s like people have something against plants yeah I know real estate is that a prime but you know come on we need to

aspect it’s also good for your psychology now if we turned right we will head to um Sandy granny but going straight here will take us to the Toco area and this is Valencia Road by the way we just came off of the Eastern main road still going east

and sometimes you don’t know where one thing ends or begins this video also is unique in that it’s always recorded in 2.7 key uh which is 144 zero pixels I I believe that you know I can’t show or I don’t want to mix 5.3 K with with other resolutions and the reason for that is it it’s just you have to degrade or upscale and to me it distorts thing so what I did is footage where I’m driving I normally record in 2.7 key and footage where I pull out my GoPro I returned to record in 5.3 key and if it’s 360 5.6 key and so forth but um I tend to keep videos separate so when I’m actually driving the whole road trip is just me driving and when I stop I actually create another video for that stop and I will relate it somehow to this map so in this video when I stop I will actually show you what video you can look at to see the particular area in detail and that way you can see it in a higher resolution that will come up at some point

we’re still in Valencia and like I said the smallest Countryside so it’s underdeveloped there’s lots of green here that in years to come I’m sure you know watching this road there will be buildings on your left and the right and especially with the government wanting to put a highway through here which has pros and constant um there will be even more businesses more Commerce and so forth I just hope that in part of planning urban planning there’s some consideration you know kept for the green the animal life and nature and so forth

I also myself um You can call me JB if you don’t know again about my channel I’m over the hill guy that likes to remember things in the past and how it is now a lot of my videos tend to be talking about this is how it was in the past and this is how it is now unless it’s something I’m totally new to then well you know I can only talk about the present aspect of it but I like Nietzsche I am actually a vegan which means I do not harm animals I do not eat any animal products no milk no cheese no Dairy no meat and somebody would say in their mind well you know what do you eat well you’d be surprised how much stuff that you do eat is vegan fruits vegetables or starches potatoes rice peas and so forth are all vegan it’s when you add the animal aspect to it that you know you you take away from that

I wasn’t always vegan I became vegan due to certain things certain happenings in my life and I have other videos for that you can always feel free to look at that if you want on my channel

and if you see me um suddenly go silent and pause that’s simply because I’m making notes taking a break whatever you know like I said I can’t talk uh constantly in fact in my normal life I hardly talk in school growing up people always just wonder how I was so quiet by any chance I’m very conservative and very quiet and you may think well how could we you be conservative and quiet and creating videos like this and showing yourself and talking about stuff well actually when I first started this Channel I didn’t talk at all I created videos and I would use these text boxes to share information about why I was going you know for me hearing my voice was of no interest to me and uh you know if the idea was just to disseminate information well then I would just share a text box with the information but people kept nagging me to talk and and there were some videos where it was necessary to talk for instance when I was talking about um being a parent of special needs children I would talk about that you know [ __ ] you can’t use text boxes for that or my life as a vegan or whatever and um people realize oh so you do talk and they wanted me to talk on all my videos so well I started to do that it’s it is a lot more work to talk than sharing a text box because you know it’s easier to just you know throw up some music put a text block when when um there’s something relevant and move on from there but you know talking takes a quite a bit of doing especially from somebody that’s conservative and quiet so why do I talk besides people wanting me to well this video is for my children my whole channel is for the purpose of helping my children and so I do this for them and I am driven as a father and that’s your whole purpose in addition to that I like sharing uh where I go with you so you feel like you tag along with me and like it’s almost like we’re in this truck we’re driving on the road and you are there with me and we’re checking things out and we would be talking

so that’s kind of like how I create my videos on what my channel is about you can see this route is pretty good isn’t it

it’s because they’re doing a lot of preparation for the highway or whatever

a lot of good road here that did not exist before they have drainage only left

and so forth

Valencia is a bit hilly and where we’re going to talk is mountainous

ultimately I am actually going to this trip all the way to a place called Matelot which is as far as you can go uh driving north east and then headed back West I have other videos where I went from west to east using the North Coast Road but the North Coast Road has an end to it and I covered all of that so this is sort of like going around Trinidad to get to the other end that you can access now you may be wondering why did I go to the right well do as you can see the road on the left is not finished

and um because it’s cut out and there are a lot of homes I have to kind of go right to left right to left but don’t worry there’s no um there’s no I I well I shouldn’t say that no because because vehicle just passed but I can’t see vehicles coming from quite a distance and you’ll notice the road is very clear which I’m glad about so the route here is really bad and not simply because they are working on it

uh the part here I’m actually walking on a lot of driving on walking driving on a lot of um gravel and whatever base they use for the um Road and some points are not accessible so I can’t for instance turn left because turn left turn left is close the door is closed so I have to go wrong anti-clockwise along this roundabout so I guess when everything is finished then I will have it access accessible for everybody but right now it’s closed off so I’m on this side of the road

at some points of this road gets really dusty you’ll see that and some people will drive on it as do it was a clear paved Highway

you see that just now you can see how many potholes of Rockford is

I guess in future videos You’ll see here nicely pivot Highway all the way to Toco and um people in case you’re wondering why would they build a highway to a Countryside area well I believe the plan is is that once they get this highway to Toco then they can build a port for access to our sister Island Tobago

right now people in order to get to Tobago by ferry boat or ship they have to start out for the spin they have to go around the western side of Trinidad through a place called The Dragon mouth which is very very rough seas and then they have to go north east towards Tobago and it makes the trip really long so if some if people can’t drive to a port in Tobago then in Toco then to get it Tobago would you triple only be maybe 10 minutes 15 minutes oh probably that’s exaggerate maybe 30 minutes but anyway it would not be four and five hours of rough Seas

there were there was talk um

when a country was a little more uh how to put it wealthy I want to say wealthy but there wasn’t a struggle with money or cash flow um oil prices were very high uh there was talk about building a bridge from Toco to Tobago it has been done in other countries we were told by the government that that isn’t feasible the other the other the other considerations was a tunnel because you know you can while you building above water is one aspect but you can also dig a tunnel below ground but I don’t think that’s feasible either so it looks like fairies

shockers driving really fast and kicking up a storm look at it takes up my um visibility wow

now look at all five years huh she is whomever is driving not a driver’s side I tend to be he

say yes this road is really bad at the moment still under construction

but this cuts out a lot of other roads that we would have had to take if we wanted to get Toco and another Direction you you know passing through Sangre Grande and that would have been a longer trip but in another video on my way back from Matelot I will be passing through Sonic running so you get to um a different route to return to border spin so you can see where you going

now in case you don’t know about the islands of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago it was once a British colony it had a strong influence in past Centuries by the Spaniards from Spain by the French and the original inhabitants would Carib Indians there are wax as well

and throughout the centuries we’ve picked up a bit of everything from you know the Local Natives the French the English and the Spanish

however the British was the last to occupy owned an Administration around until we became independent

and after Independence we became a republic and so we are fully a Sovereign Nation despite being such a small group of islands I didn’t understand this truck it’s almost like he didn’t want to drive on his side of the road I have um videos for crazy driving by the way because there’s so much of it in this country that’s one aspect of survival here you have to watch how you drive to drive very defensively so we plan to come to Trinidad to drive around make sure to not play around be very careful

so you’re trying to be good as a Sovereign Nation and um we use the parliamentary system which we took from the British we have a president a prime minister he has a cabinet as a opposition leader the Senators and so forth

very similar to the um British system book with some differences

we use the Trinidad and Tobago dollar as the currency one Trinidad and Tobago dollar at this time is around just under 7 U.S dollars

what am I seeing one US dollar is around seven Trinidad Tobago dollars

and I thought I was sounding crazy there I would be really good if one Trinidad and Tobago dollar could get this seven US Dollars anyway so to get an idea of what one US dollar can buy that is seven trying to make a dollars um a loaf of bread at this point in time well right now as I’m creating this video there’s a war going on in Ukraine between Russia and Ukraine and I actually do create videos about that too because I believe in supporting the Ukrainians the people of Ukraine and I like to promote helping them and so forth anyway because of that war wheat prices oil prices on everything like that has just skyrocketed however in the making of this video which is in June 2022 I well it’s one thing about Trinidad too you will get to know if you ever come here is prices vary a lot so a loaf of bread would be one price by a person and another personal place will sell for a completely different price however in general you could get a loaf of bread for around 2 U.S uh to give you an idea because people like to use bread as a way to assess what is the the value of money here as far as fuel um one of the natural resources of Trinidad is oil oil production and although that’s another whole debate and talk as far as the production goes but anyway we have a lot of oil and gas here and because of that we should be getting the ability of to use oil and gas cheaply which we do which the government does subsidize and which to me should be normal I mean it shouldn’t be like Fanfare because we get a subsidy for that no reason I say that is because look at an example of Alaska which has huge oily Zeus and they actually um pee by the way let me pause it if you go right you’ll go to Sonic Randi as we go left here we are going to Toco and this is Toco mineral

so let me just make a note of that

um so that was I talking about yeah so we have oil reserves gas reserving a place like Alaska where they have um oil huge oil deposits they actually pay the residence money for selling that resource so every prison in Alaska gets money as residents for selling part of the land or the resource of oil so in that way the U.S subsidizes in that aspect here the government subsidizes it directly at the pump so as um eventually won Ukraine and Russia um VP Lots less for for fuel than a lot of other countries right now in the U.S oil is going at around 6 us up to six U.S a gallon

whereas here well we sell our oil our gas in liters so I would be like what um for 12 for some 21 14 2 us so we’ll be paying like around 2 U.S well a little more than two years per gallon which is pretty good right and I’m talking by the way I should clarify I’m talking about diesel because I only buy diesel for those driving um cars and they use gas they have gas engines the um those turbine engines will will have to pay more diesel is very low for us to keep Transportation down because most of the transportation is done by diesel here Maxis good vehicles and so forth because if that goes up all the other things go so diesel is cheap we pay around 3 40 to 390 for it this will be 341 390 TT uh per liter however let’s say a car using um premium

um another that would cost them over 60t

so they’d be almost double uh what European diesel so for them it would be around four us a gallon which is still good

compared to other parts of the world

no math was never my best subject I’m more of an art person

yeah I do coding as well which is strange has nothing related to art but um it helps in my web development because whereas when I’m coding a page or whatever I don’t have to you know give some graphic person so that I do it myself but I’m not good at math so if my maths are off feel free to um correct me in the commentary of my YouTube channel however if you do make sure you know you know you’re not adding to my errors if there are errors because sometimes people misconstrue what I see or added or misinterpreted make sure you know what you’re seeing

I don’t mind being corrected at all but if you’re gonna correct make sure you give any good information

so as we on this road you can see how long and whining it is this basically is the whole world all the way from here

um which is probably what in the mature area I’m not sure yet uh this is a long East coast of Trinidad Northeast going all the way to Toco the roads are like this I want to sit like this the same kind of look as it is now but also winding it may look flat which in some cases it is but we are actually gradually ascending I don’t know if you can tell from the video

but we are making a gradual ascent

it’s like that for the whole trip it’s a gradual or some gradual gradual gradual until you realized wow you’re you’re really in the mountains no

now unlike maracas you you know where you on that trip on South Road or the North Coast Road to Maracas Beach Bay which is another area of Trinidad you you have a tendency to have a lookout area and you could see but that’s not the case in on this road you see a lot of green for a while until you get back to the coast and then you see a lot of beaches and while you may see some on your way to Togo you on your way from Sans Souci to Matelot wow you really see a lot

that personally right is selling something called um preserved pineapple

what they do is they cut the pineapple they soak it in a water vinegar sugar salts depending on the person they use something called Shadow venue which is a it actually is sort of like a weed and people chop it up and use it like a seasoning grows onion everywhere they mixed up with salt pepper black pepper and they put it in a bag and Shake It Up and they people eat it I’m not really a fan of those things I mean if somebody gave me I would try but foods to me should be eaten as they are

fruits are alkaline and when they are just right not green but ripe the a very good for your body and they act as cleanses and you may not know about fruits do not require digestion so they just pass through your body giving you a nutrients energy and you don’t have to worry about it making you feel tired or whatever like you would with potatoes or anything like that because fruits are just great

however when you start a soak it in chemicals and add salt and add this and add that but they’re not just you know cuts the whole affair right there

I like eating healthy as you would notice but I am not a nutritionist and so do not take anything I see as medical advice do you own research

something else that they also sell here too is a lot of preserves which did uh I believe the Chinese actually started here so you got something called red plums Red Mango red cherries these are all fruits that they take and they preserve them and uh sort of a salt sweet format

I’ve seen a lot of those when I was younger but I don’t anymore for the same reasons I just gave you

did I see that bus that we just passed there that’s how our bosses used to look we have more modern buses that you may have seen in my other videos now and the government is actually going to switch to electric buses just now I want to see how that works out anyway those old bosses that’s how people used to get our own but now um they are used privately the government who controls the bus system here so them often a lot of people bought them because they are far bigger than Maxis and others to transport people so they bought them painted them in different colors put in big sound systems and use it to transport people for road trips you tend to see them more in country areas not in a city I guess where they’re moving a lot of people

but anytime you see one of those expect a lot of people going somewhere so they are probably on the same destination to where I am going

we far and a lot of other parts of well not this video in particular because this video has many parts because this trip on a day that I did this trip actually took the better part of I would say

eight hours nine hours just you know driving stopping going so forth it was really long

time right there that is where you would you would go to um to the turtles sea turtles the commonly lay their eggs but as I understand and you need to go in there with a guy the kindness will go in for yourself a lot of silly people like the poach on do harm to the eggs and into themselves I just don’t understand that

but that’s an aspect of Tourism over here you can see a lot of Turtles coming they also come into parts of Toco as well

and sometimes you’ll get a bridge like that that’s singular you can just single lean traffic

now sometimes I will pause this video like I’m thinking about pausing it now to just take a quick break but here’s the irony of when you pause a video do you know that if you are talking and you decide let me stop the video take a break and come back it’s it’s highly likely that your tone pitch and the song of your voice will change I don’t know why that is probably you just have to get back into the groove and in the case of me where I don’t really talk a lot um my voice is like my throat is like killing me right now so I need to take a break and drink some water and so forth probably all of that you know adds it so I’m gonna take a break when I say I take a break you may not notice a difference but if my voice on each changes you know why so you can keep watching here as we go green

okay I’m so I’m back after my break did you notice it was like a Time Warp do you hear anything different about my voice pitch song anything do I sound normal anyway so there are a lot of offshoot roads on this road main road but go to other things nature reserves other beaches Trails as I’ve said in many of my other videos when you are driving in Trinidad if you just stick to the main road well then you’ll just see the main things people know but a lot of times if you just take a off shoot road it will take us to something that nobody else is aware of something interesting just make sure it’s not private land or you’re not trespassing on somebody’s land but once it’s a public rule you know take it and see where it goes that’s the that’s part of the adventure of and the uniqueness of Trinidad I don’t know if it’s like that for all the other Islands because you’ve only got another Island near Champion you don’t know the place so you don’t want to venture to somewhere that you don’t know and you get lost so you tend to stick with the mean touristic places that people advise you to go but if you feel a little adventurous you can always take a road and see where it takes you

now we are still continuing North towards Toco

and I know there’s a lot of green but to our right is actually the coastline the ocean but you can’t really see it from here because there’s a lot of walls there’s a lot of green a lot of houses but at some point we’re gonna get there like I said the trip is long and the roads are winding and there are times that you may feel like wow it never stops

and when I actually started this wardrobe I didn’t start in Valencia like I did from this video I started from Port of Spain so you had that whole trip from Port of Spain to Valencia and then then start starting this particular video so in addition to the long trip here there’s a even longer trip depending on where you come from I could only imagine somebody had to come from let’s say library or San Fernando or princess Tong or whatever but I I do wonder if you were coming from San Fernando would you go through um have a kids

on those areas to get to here or would you go up the highway

thin East and then recital Valencia like I did how do you know me or how would you normally get to Toco because you could use the highway or you could could use a lot of back roads but I don’t know which one would be faster or more fuel efficient

okay let me know in the comments area by the way uh maybe as we’re here we can talk a little bit about the comments area of my YouTube channel I I always restrict the comments that are allowed on my channel simply because some people will use it as a means to just roll just hit just Spam or be unkind to other people somebody else besides myself might make a comment and then somebody will come and terrorize them for that comment and I you know I am not for that I’ve I don’t mind disagreeing but I believe in disagreeing cordially you know with respect for each other and I’m sharing of you but not going overboard and there’s a difference between counter attacking the position and counter-attacking the person let me just pause that he said we just passed a resort there I don’t know if you notice it I haven’t been in a that Resort but it looks really nice

if you have been there please let me know about it

so this is this Salybia beach on the right and when I say this is I mean this is the bridge and here I created a video where I came out and looked through it you can see that in the video that’s on your screen now look for it on my YouTube channel if um I recorded it in 5.3k

another time I will actually head out to the beach I mean where’s the the main Beach beaches that people know in Trinidad or pictures like Maracas Los Cuevas and so because they are they are big and they they seem to be just right for swimming and breathing and so there are many other beaches in China not so popular but nevertheless can be used good discussion and when I say discussion they may not have life God they may not have

um people that can help you or rescue you if you’re in trouble and the waters may be very rough so you you have to be aware when you go to these places anyway so back to my comments yeah so the I don’t use like other people just like whatever comments just go up there and all kind of um we say in Trinidad “chupidness” which means “stupidness” and uh just let it let them run you know I this is a family-friendly site if a child was going to read what she said I would want them I would want to feel confident that it’s it’s fine

what it means is me the most heat I have ever seen in comments was is for some of my Ukraine videos believe it or not the uh propagandists who come on those videos and spew all kind of garbage against people on the wall and stuff anything else really terrible I know I know some of you may think or you know JB’s Man Cave videos about Trinidad and yeah I have a lot of videos in Trinidad because well of course I’m here right now but um when I go to other places it’ll be videos on those places and so forth and occasionally I will start making videos on a particular place and put that up and you’ll start seeing more videos on that oh well there’s lots of cover in Trinidad as as even though the island is small there’s so much aspects that and some people just love these road trips because it brings back memories it brings back things that the Sony they remember in the past and they want to see how it is now some of it relatively looks the same on yet there are improvements here and there

to yes I create videos on Ukraine and other islands in the Caribbean and on Trinidad and other social issues soon I will be covering some other unique aspects of

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now you can see on this rule there are no reels are so like anything else you have to be careful how you’re driving if this road was wet it was raining and you skid It Off you could quickly find yourself down not river cliff

um because you know these roads aren’t for speeding you have to take your time

and one of the things about Trinidad is the weather I mean Toronto Bay go to weather could be rainy one day and not even one day one or what could be rainy next hour could be sunny next hour could be something else and so forth it really depends on the clouds the wind the the um tropical waves coming from Africa and so forth so

like this is really good I mean it is cloudy there is a bit of Sahara and dust in here which also causes problems with recording because it makes everything look Gray but besides that um when you do get a song it is like you just have to venture we just passed Balandra Beach Resort on the right there if you have been there let me know in the comments area

those are some other places that you know at some point I guess if I had a chance

um I will go when you when I’m going on these long trips I usually have my family with me it’d be kind of selfish for me to drive all this way and not take my family along so I make sure to take them along it’s great for company too so it’s I can’t really stop everywhere because they are with me too especially my children you know I have to kind of keep going to keep time

too many stops makes the trip longer Money Shop is too long you’re gonna mix for frustrated Young Minds

I like that retaining wall on your right now that’s what you call a retaining wall unlike somewhere I’ve seen where they they just dropped a few bricks on quality retaining wall

now whenever you’re driving someone you see Vehicles parked on a Green Space just like that and nothing is seeming near wrong it could be that there are

going to hunt or there’s a trail or there’s a beach nearby that’s not popular

so don’t just think they’ll just parked there for the heck of it

so while we’re here we could talk about so many things that are going on in Trinidad because of what’s going on anywhere we are ping a lot of money for food um like anywhere else anywhere but however even before the Ukraine Russian war the food prices here would increase for no particular reason and just because yeah they could increase it that’s one of the issues here in Trinidad where things go up but you know while somebody could charge more for the stuff I put the owner straight on the consumer because the consumer has the power to say you know what I’m not I’m not paying for that I remember some years ago potatoes in France went up by five cents five cents in all in this case five francs or in the user anyway but the point is it went up by a marginal amount and nobody in France would buy potatoes so truck loads of potatoes spoil and they were forced to bring back bring down the price of potatoes but here it’s like things go up by a holder two dollars three dollars five dollars and they buy it more or they buy like you know whatever and you know sometimes TV Crews or go and interview these people while they’re buying especially food and they will say in my mind and in my opinion silly things like well you have to pay the price whatever you know and I’m like no you don’t have to pay the price you could choose to eat something different you could choose to say you know what I am not going to pay that price for that food bring it down no there are certain things and you know that’s in relation to a lot of fast foods I’m talking about foods that you buy outside you have a choice you don’t have to buy food outside things you have to buy is you know the basic things maybe flour rice whatever vegetables but buying outside food if it’s too much money don’t buy it but not training strings we love the belly as they see here they just love the food and they are in many instances will entertain whatever it price they have to pay in order to get it and a lot of food establishments capitalize on that to the point of ridiculousness you know I could buy a roti which is a an Indian sandwich if you want to call it like that it’s wrapped in flour and inside your root you can have various things you know potato, channa, pumpkin, bodi, whatever um I could buy that in one place like let’s say I could buy that for 25 dollars in one establishment and then there’ll be another establishment giving me the exact same Roti the exact same taste the exact same size and it will be fifty dollars no joke why would I go to a place under fifty dollars for a roti I mean that’s a consumer Choice nobody’s forcing you and it’s not like you must have that roti but for some trainers yes I guess they must have it and if it costs them 50 60 whatever they will pay it I just don’t get it I’m not that kind of person

there are also other issues that um go on in the country for a long while like um crime and sometimes I will read comments in my YouTube channel about crime in Trinidad and crime everywhere well the only problem I have with that comparison is that crime everywhere and crime in Trinidad is different we have different laws we are just on an island you can’t really Escape you know it’s not like the bigger countries where you know if something is going on in one area or one state you go to the next state um no it’s not like that here usually if you’re having real serious issues and people are after you everybody will know where you are and where you’re located that’s one of the aspects of crime here that I don’t think people can compare and there are people that are being targeted trafficked and and so forth It’s a serious issue and sometimes people don’t like to acknowledge it

for instance let’s take the angle of the amount of murders and one of the past weekends was 15. just consider that 15 people were murdered in a tiny Island like Trinidad and you know you have to think where else in the world where we consider a place stable um Progressive a tropical island and so forth and you hear 15 people dying on weekends murdered um yeah you could point to other places too that may have similar like I believe Jamaica I heard some things going on in Guyana and so forth but there’s this feeling that because it’s happening other places it’s okay for it to happen here and I have a strong disagreement with that because it happens elsewhere doesn’t mean it should happen here at all a murder should be on a once in a blue moon Affair and usually um you know when I was a kid growing up the murder rate was around 50 to 84 the entire year just think about that and most of the murders were surround the surrounding domestic affairs and um there used to be a time when I talked about this in some of my other videos the chromosome murders where people would you know had a domestic fight one would kill uh the one person in their partner and then they would drink Gramaxone and commit suicide and those are the kind of murders you heard about not all the scan Warfare you know uh human trafficking drugs and all that it’s a whole different um Capital right now now here we are at uh Sena Bay I’ll call it

and again I stopped and take took pictures recorded one video but that isn’t another video for you to see so if you want to see it you can look up that video on my YouTube channel like I said the reason I do that is because on this recording I’m using 2.7 key and when I record from my other camera I’m using 5.3 key so I don’t want to mix on much and plus you know the journey would be even longer for you if I showed you every little thing that I recorded you know this video would be three hours long

and this is an example of how you can see you can stop and see different places along the way

I mean Beach fronts you see more of this here on the north east coast than you do anywhere else in Trinidad as far as I’m away I don’t know I haven’t been down south west I have to go Icacos, Cedros those areas maybe you can see there’s plentiful but here as far as being in the North if you really want to see lots of beaches just north East Coast Drive will allow you to see a lot of beach Farms bays and so forth

no I touched on on a crime on the murder rate but some people will write me you know it’s Trinidad safe and they may sound a little bit like apprehensive but let me tell you it’s I don’t walk down the street feeling like if any at any moment somebody can rob me no I do not feel like that I feel relatively safe I feel like I can do go about my Daily Business Without interference and so forth like everything else you just need to be away um sometimes I’ll help people skip the argument for instance like oh I like to wear big gold chains and I should be able to do that yeah you should be able to but given these circumstances would you so you know I would not wear a gold chain I don’t wear gold anyway but if I would if the kind of person over a coach I wouldn’t walk down let’s see um for the spin with a big gold chain on no not somebody could probably pass them and try to take it off me so like anything else you just need to be aware keep your hours to daytime go with friends go in groups don’t go to isolated areas don’t get yourself lost once you do those things you should be fine you should be you know if you just visit 10 year old should enjoy St um

is relatively safe in that regard for you know day-to-day affairs crime has touched people and once you know crime touches you in a big way um you don’t forget it like for instance when I was in my 20s I was at a church and while at Church my vehicle was too long that’s right and because of that experience I take precautions in my 50s now for how I treat my vehicle yeah that’s right so you don’t want to be messing around with the crack the criminal element you might think oh my chick my vehicle isn’t a church it should be fine no they couldn’t Target you even there however it’s not an there’s no need for a paranoia and if crime has touched you now a really bad way I know it can affect you for life especially in cases of rape or mood of a loved one or so forth you know if those things haven’t happened to you we you shouldn’t put down people who may feel um or still trying to get over these psychological effects of that because once crime touches you in a way it can happen forever for life this is an example on the right of another beachfront where you know you could I you know I there’s so many beaches like I said that I could have stopped here and recorded it unfortunately I didn’t at this time because we just needed to get where we were going and time was just going by but man I could stop here and record all day this this kind of footage you know really beautiful

and the nice thing of the the beaches here is this right on the road so you know you could basically just pull off the road and buy me on the beach

what else can we talk about

so I talked about a little bit about what fuel prices prices of food Chinese buying a long crime a lot of you all like to all right to me about that

you notice a video I have to put up just now a video about um how they still

cable wires these are all those cables any um you know any shot right now endless cables I mean so many uh it’s so unsightly at times not those high tension cables you know the lower ones the carrying telephone lines cable TV and so forth well basically criminals are going around and stealing low so they could get a copper to sell is a big metal export industry in Trinidad and Tobago so much so that there are little trucks now if you haven’t been to China in a long while there are trucks that drive around every day sometimes twice a day um asking for your old junk on your metal because they make money that way but however they find us not enough the criminal element that is they have decided that they were going to cut the wires so people’s phone goes down your cable goes down your internet goes wrong because they are cutting cable to get at the copper so we go and sell it so I’ve recently have been talks about the government to possibly put the law preventing the export of metals because it’s not just the copper this is how how prison some trainees are they go and they cut water pipes water pipes you know that is taking water the whole communities they go and cut that leave the water running so that they could take the metal and sell it so they don’t care about our whole community that might be counting or not they do the same with pumps um Road rails all kinds of those things to get at the metal if you will metal and you were standing there long enough they would take you too they’re just elements in society they just do not care about anybody so long as they can make money off of it they will do it it’s a small sector of society but there’s even though they are small they have a big impact

so that’s currently in your books I don’t know if that will be made of a law does the big yard guest house we’re passing on the left sort of a good measure to let you know where you are you can refer to a map

if I recall correctly that is one of the biggest structures that you will see on your way to KO not love

everything else gets smaller and smaller and in terms of structural size

and the roads also get narrower

some of you are very much against the um

the problems of the pandemic by the way we’re in Cumana right now

and you may be wondering why I suddenly cut to this is because the battery died I mean uh camera and I needed to change it

so I stopped I was just I just lost maybe about 20 30 feet and doing that wasn’t much so continue to drive yeah some of you don’t like all the precautions governments took about the pandemic and even most of those of you abroad don’t like the affected Trinidad and Tobago is so stringent about people uh coming from about to Trinidad I have to go through all kinds of testing and stuff well uh come July the 17th 2022 The Mask restriction is supposed to be lifted so you don’t have to wear masks when you’re outside you can’t see what will be for foreigners but um put it in or whatever but that is going to be great because this is my waistline is getting really big from being home too much I try to exercise one but it’s not the same as me go and I think I could run a good hike and you know I I have tried to run before with a mask can I it it just can’t happen even walking vigorously with a mask on is difficult look at that wouldn’t hold something left I would look really good I like to see those things you should see a lot of wooden houses and look at our church on your right I really like to see these all structures you know you should see a lot of wooden houses when I was um as a child you would see a lot of that in places like this in the countryside but no everything is taken over by concrete and you can hardly see wooden structures anymore so when I do see one so well preserved that that’s kind of exciting

yeah so even if we walk in vigorously it’s really hard to do with a mask on so I just said you know I’m not doing that you know when I first started the the authorities used to say come out and say oh when you run you can run with a mask and I said you know what you guys do not run that’s why you see that but I can tell you it’s a niche of humans to see things that they know nothing about huh I mean I wouldn’t dare tell a doctor how to do his job or a lawyer how to do his job because you know those are just not my professions not my area of expertise but here you have these people and normal Italian people go and run with a mask on that’s that’s just crazy especially for business I mean I you know when I do run when I get back to running and I want to do five miles there’s no way I could allow the mask on you’re looking for you know health issues

so I’m glad that mask is going to come off and it’s in my plan to do certain things when not mass Monday comes off and I I really can’t do it now because of it so when that comes off look out for some really cool videos that I plan to make did you know that too they even made a law here to show you how stringent the laws here would um for the pandemic cover 19. you if you wanted to get in your vehicle and drive with your family your family you had to have a mask on

imagine you had to drive without your mask on everybody everybody in the vehicle is part of your family yeah your wife your son your children whatever and you had see that guy that he’s picking up he thought he got a good mango but then he realized nah not good that’s a nice thing about being in Trinidad you could get fruits just everywhere almost but Oklahoma with anybody’s yard get a fruit please honestly tree the leaves on the branches is behind the wall of somewhere somebody’s yard you can’t go in the prisons you are together if the branch is over the wall and in a public area or in your property then you can pick the fruit of that tree

so you and your car you you you have this mask on and you know you’re not walking or running but just imagine you’re on a road trip like this and you’re driving for hours and you have that mask on it’s really frustration and any police is a checker that you would stop you and see if you had a mask on or this thing and I just thought that that was kind of silly man

anyway that was done away with some time ago you must man it is still on if you take public transportation though you have to have a mass and that part I couldn’t understand another way in a mask while you’re driving on your phone anyway I just hope this whole thing is over with and there is an Alcove 2023 or whatever any future I guess that would be called covet 23. I still hear doctors coming up and say you know this variant or not variance who has done the last and what not but um

you know one thing this pandemic has shown us is generally generally people who are unhealthy the elderly or had pre-existing conditions were the ones most likely most likely to have adverse effects from covid-19 virus those who are healthy fit what not not so much yes one or two out of millions will fit may have still succumb but in general once people were healthy and fit and they were doing their I think they may get the virus but it would attack you just like any common cold you feel a few symptoms what not and then you overcome it and you go on but mostly people are seem to have succumb to the covid-19 virus was to be unhealthy and so I would dare see not being a medical professional not being anybody expert in nutrition or anything but you know if you live a healthy lifestyle keep yourself well exercise and whatnot whatever future pandemic may come you will better be able to handle it at least that’s my opinion what are your thoughts in your life are you doing things to prepare for the future knowing what you went through or you just you know eat whatever Couch Potato lifestyle sit down most of the time any day feel free to give your comments in the commentary of my YouTube channel when you do that please do say what you’re answering because you’ll notice that in my videos I like to interact with you guys I want to get feedback on you know as a video issue and I can’t stop the answer question I mean as we don’t we haven’t reached our technological level yet but you can’t answer me in the comments area and you you should have noticed by now that I do answer all comments I do read all comments as well

so I will always you know be interested in what you have to say and I like to get other people’s Viewpoint too because

um it helps me to learn and evaluate

you know things that I would have thought about years ago I don’t think that way anymore

if any of you are lovers of Bruce Lee um Bruce Lee the martial artist would know that did he used to come on television and um he would talk a lot about his philosophical ideas and whatnot and then he will come in another interview and see that he no longer believes in that and he will tell his new philosophical ideas and I used to be I used to be like what but then I realized that’s part of growth you know you may think I certain way now and through learning through um

experiencing other things that you had an experience before you your thought process the way you see things your perspective and Outlook changes and therefore your own ideas of how you approach things also changes

and if you if you’re humble enough and and for me I go with the you know humble means teachable if you’re teachable if you can learn something from others you’re not too proud that you feel nobody can tell you anything or you already know everything then you know it’s not going to be mean anything for you but even if Bruce Lee could who was considered one of the greatest martial arts artists any rules could could change his ideas evolve on looms so can anybody else

I know some of you will be listening to me and thinking oh this guy talking absolutely absolutely rubbish and that’s fine too if you have something that you feel you could add no you see that road on your left you could actually take that as a shortcut to where are we going we’re gonna stay with the old main road and I think we actually bounce up with that car but this will give you an idea the reason I want to take this route is because there’s a breakoff in this road one goes to a nearby beach one of the main Toco beaches that everybody likes by the way we are in Toco more or less now and uh you can either go to that beach and a lighthouse or you can turn left and start heading towards Sans Souci um Matelot and so forth so I wanted to show you that cut off so you can know the difference when you come across it

foreign

to the right is giving you the directions to the beach

I’m showing you the road here

so you can see where we are

hello root

Chic technical Beach and then Paria Main Road to the left which is where we will continue

so we are continuing here on fire main road

so this is what you would take if you want to go to sound Susie you want to go to Matelot

and so forth today we pretty much have reached as far north as we can go as far as roads go because their off shoot roads will take it to the coast but now we are actually heading back West on the Northern side of China if that makes any sense you can always look it up on the map to see

so this is all Toco and eventually we’ll start heading into others and one of the really nice things about this part of Trinidad which you know I hardly ever coming to come came here before as a child but not as an adult so a lot of this was bringing back memories you see the car thank you we came across that car before and it took a left let’s see where it got to

um

one of the nice things about this Wii is only right you do drive around the coast a lot so unlike other places where you tend to drive in the mountains you can’t see the war turns before this drive you will see a lot of these sea lion coast and be able to stop multiple times if you want to take pictures however even though the sea looks inviting it has a nice Emerald color that you don’t see in other parts of Trinidad which tends to be dark blue a lot of people have reminded me that this is because of the Orinoco bring in mud Waters I also like to think it’s also the depth of the ocean especially around um the West and Northwest of terms very deep and also absolute gullible hits shallow you can see Beach you can see a beachfront right there already on your right

um because he is a bit shallow and you don’t have the elements of your Orinoco the water is a nice emerald green color as you would expect in the Caribbean

however the water is very rough and rocky sand is not as you would expect and if you want to get an idea make sure to look at my mission B video

you see how you can see the beach bees and stuff on your idea I mean you I you know each one of these I could just keep stopping stopping let me record but you know my job is to reach my plot today you won’t see my plot in this video you’ll see it in the next video but we are going towards San Souci right now

and on the way there we will pass through other places

I love some of these little communities the way they do the the houses you know um patios and stuff that they created maintaining that

you know Countryside or Beach like afternoon so this is Mission Bay we come out to and just as I said before I have specific videos for each of these when I stop and we you can see me pulling here but as soon as I pulled in I was like oh my goodness that sun is an hour 4×4 but don’t let us fool you that sun you could sink in our sun and make your vehicle stick especially if it’s um heavy so I said you know what I’m keeping out here and I made a mission B video for you to have a look at where I talk about that B it’s not a place that you can really swim maybe you get your feet wet but like I said a lot of beaches here it’s really rough and Rocky

so if you want to get an idea of that stop make sure look for that video in the description of this um

this video itself I will have links to all those videos so you don’t necessarily have to search just look in the description and you’ll be able to see a link towards those videos so as I stop you can look at those look at that bling on your left that looks really cool I don’t know if that’s meant to be a hotel somebody’s place or what but it looks really good I mean to be all the way out here I’m getting that facility better extravagant if anybody who knows what that’s gonna be feel free to comment on my YouTube channel be interested to know and one of the reasons I like when you all comment and your commenting about you know Source information that you have is it helps educate all of us you know if you’re gonna just comment and tell me a guess about what that could be but if you I mean I don’t mind you guessing huh but see you guys don’t see it like it was a [ __ ] so tell us you know it’s oh this is my opinion or um this is my idea or this is my guest don’t say it is going to be this I don’t know it’s really I you really don’t know if it’s if that is true so why did I stop here sometimes when I stop it’s because we see something to the side of the road but you don’t catch in camera sometimes I’ll spring a little waterfall um and you want to capture that

so I’m thinking you see a lot here too is beach houses especially on your right

right on the ocean

I can’t imagine unless I was actually living there having a beach house because there would be so much to maintain the sea salt is corrosive and basically damages everything you know you can’t have a lot of metals or you’ll have to be replacing your Metals constantly if you have a vehicle you have to have to be washing it because regularly

okay

so I had um kind of pull to the left into the green and I’ll take it away from those Vehicles that’s because you as you can see the road is very small

do you know if if people who live here are driving on the road they will be you know they know where every pothole is where every corner is the speed adjusts whatever so they’ll be driving a lot faster but I you know I’m more careful because I do not know the exact location of everything was coming there’s this is really nice the screen here and there isn’t a barrier on the right so if you make a wrong move you’re scared or whatever you literally will be falling into the ocean

well enough taxis pass here

while we’re driving we hardly saw any

car thing

if any of you know about the taxis and what the fares I mean what are tactical from mat Lots all the way to Sangre Grande

or whatever and how much it costs if you know please let me know in the comments area of my uh YouTube channel

by the way I just thought of something if any of you are seeing people reuse the content of my video and you know that it’s not JB’s monkey please let me know one thing I don’t like is plagiarism where and people are just copying your stuff and use it for using it for their own benefit I just do not like that that’s unfair it takes a lot of time for me as a father of special needs children to come and record this edit it publish it take my time to sit down and talk and you know somebody just know firstly come and just grab it for their own use and even make money off of it for themselves or gain popularity I mean that’s that’s really unfair don’t do that please just as I have to respect the fact that I can’t just go anywhere and just record whatever I mean I like like I have in other videos I would love to um record Carnival or record the inside of some place but I know I have to respect whatever the law is or whatever the wishes of the person or persons are because I can’t just do stuff and the owners are new to is also to respect me by keep allowing my stuff to just deal with this I want my stuff on YouTube my channel where ver I gain from it helps my children

now I have a video about one of the places that’s coming up here this by the way this Villages I would like to call it L’Ance Noire now I’m sure there’s probably a local version of pronunciation for that you know like for instance they don’t say psalm 1. it just says someone and you know that’s not really how it’s meant to be pronounced but you know everything’s picked up based on the dialect anyway you see this this Beach area here that’s really nice [..] some um I am going to stop in a little while when I stopped here I was able to find a special Cove a nice Beach there was nobody around and I took pictures or video of it from multiple angles because it was just really nice to look at and it was so nice to look at that I made three videos out of it one in 360 one in in um well two in 360 one just with my regular GoPro and so forth and yeah well if you count this one this will be the fourth but this is that Rocky Coastline you just don’t see that in other parts of Trinidad where you could just look at the beach look at all the surround any course to ride it looks really nice

the thing that definitely is a problem with Coastal erosion here though you can see a lot of the barriers and the uh roads have been eaten up properly by what I wonder if it I wonder when there’s a hurricane or something the water reaches a hole on top here if you’re new feel free to comment in the comments or my YouTube channel you can see where people are stopping to take Taking the views

you could essentially stop anywhere here I’m going in water but you can see that it’s very Rocky foreign

for a long time but um just watching the Sun and in water and the Rocks just observation I could tell you know if you did try to come here you would have to do it carefully

don’t be playing around there’s lifeguards here so you know it’s not like you could just do whatever

but you could see how much Coastline it is

for you to explore

doesn’t that look great

so this is where I was talking about

and if you look you’ll notice there’s nobody in English

this is what I like about these far away areas now if this is Marcus this would have been packed but here we have to drive for a very long time you have the blessing and beauty of our whole Beach almost to yourself very few people are wrong

and I decided to park here and there was even a little area there on the right you could see some benches you on a table you could sit down there and eat watch the sea you could go out and get your feet wet however I don’t know about the swimming part downpour station in one of the videos I made right here the Toco Beach I called it this area might be part of big beer I’m not sure the way it’s shipped it seems like if Big B would have would have its own area and this would be a little part of it or not necessarily but I don’t think it’s part of San Souci as yet see this big b no enter in Big B

another area that you could um come and record and whatnot now I did want to stop here when I saw this Maxi stop and was Latino real people I said no I can’t record anything there maybe another day if you you should know from my videos that I do like to respect people’s privacy and their wishes and just as I wouldn’t want somebody coming on the camera and filming myself or my family or my children I do not do that to other people those of you who like recording children are you know I strongly suggest that you don’t do that talking about children um children can’t make their own decisions they are they are under the jurisdiction of their parents or whomever is charged over them and you know

and you know when you record children it’s for life they go up to adults seeing whatever I just have strong feelings on that I don’t know how you feel about it you can always comment in the comments area of my YouTube channel

so as we continue here we’re going towards San Souci Beach

I have a lot of these areas where you can buy stuff to eat or not

I am I can’t see whether or how the food is something that’s funny for me is when I see all these people making videos of doubles and I was like thinking wow you you know even yeah even North Americans coming on here to record doubles and I think there’s so much more to this country than doubles only food is the only thing we could talk about here I mean I have not run against the doubles I you know I’ve eaten bubbles before and whatnot but I I don’t know I just finished this blog food I guess people generally love to talk about food you’ll notice I don’t really do that much except for my own meals anyway so we are here at the San Souci Beach and this is the Tony right and I made a video for that again I didn’t come out here because we were trying to get the Matelot an idea was going by but this is another option you have when you’re coming to this area let’s see poster for it you can look for it again I’ll have the link in the description

so this remains as let’s say part one of this trip Valencia this is Sans Souci more or less proper the way I enter in here and uh does it be turning right you can see it up ahead and on the right of the vehicle which accounts in your screen they do see the thing there as in Swift board surfing and uh on the way back from Matelot when we did this video I saw a lot of that happening and if you appreciated this video I would really love if you can show some love become a PATRON you can give a monetary donation a GPS man cave

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Gruff the Parrot in Trinidad

The name was given by a family that raised him after being rescued. Macaws have a natural ability to bond with humans and if you raise one from little it is likely that the macaw will be with you for life.

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Gruff the Macaw

I am not saying that figuratively, a macaw can live up to 70 years old. Anyway, thank goodness gruff was not caged or chained or had his wings clipped as people like to do to birds and other animals. Gruff is free, as all animals should be.Why would you want to be caged up when you could… you know check a friend or future mate.

So gruff roams all around the West of a Caribbean island known as Trinidad. Today, I was able to meet Gruff in person. Gruff stopped to eat doubles, a local snack food made from chick peas and flour. Here, he just finished eating and did not want more.

Did you know that the blue-and-yellow macaw used to plentiful in Trinidad until the 1970s when people started capturing and yes, even eating them. These birds are a Protected Species under the Conservation of Wildlife Act of Trinidad and Tobago. Yet, people still try to capture birds like Gruff and even Gruff himself. People who know of Gruff try to look out for him. There was even an incident where someone kidnapped him but because of the outcry from people and the media getting involved he was let go. It is good to see so many people out there looking out for birds. I do not feel any animal should be caged, chained or made to be a beast of burden at our leisure. I often wonder about people who say they are a ‘bird lover’ and then put a drumstick in their mouth. Or an ‘animal lover’ while cutting a steak.Let’s keep all our animals safe by letting them live and be free.

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Is Trinidad and Tobago a Stable Country?

Is the country of Trinidad and Tobago stable? Folks this video is from today and do you know what that black smoke is in the background?

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Crime in T&T making the country unstable

There you can see it just beyond NAPA… that’s Port of Spain by the Beetham estate that’s near the dump and people are protesting and they are burning um tires and throwing stuff I heard somebody just came on the radio who said that when they got there, a TV crew that is, the people started stoning them and it’s only when they realized that they were a TV crew they apologized and they said to the TV crew… “oh we thought I thought you were the police” anyway so people are getting angry they are protesting many things they think there are too many police killings they don’t like what’s going on there are also other protests by unions about the lack of a pay increase people are still working on salaries from almost a decade ago there’s a lot of crime a lot of killings and people are basically upset and angry and so that’s what that black smoke is about you know what that reminded me of when I was a teenager I saw that look from the west of Trinidad and that was the coup the July 27, 1990 coup and that is a time I would never forgot there was a lot of chaos my point in this video is that um as nice as things may seem in Trinidad as nice as is to see the beaches to see the parks to go on road trips I do get the general feeling that Trinidad and Tobago is becoming more and more unstable. It’s as though at any time and at any moment something could happen and there’s suddenly gridlock traffic um you know there’s a chance that there could be looting there could be a road protest you know it’s it’s just too chaotic I don’t know how you feel my video today is to ask you the question how do you feel about security in Trinidad and Tobago at this point do you feel secure do you feel like the country is stable or unstable I have a similar video I created about the elements recently uh it was asking a question what if ‘god is not a Trini’?

That was the elements, however when you’re dealing with people that may not have necessarily anything to do with god because the people make their own choices and make their own decisions how do you feel about it tell me in the comments area of this video!

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West Trinidad Westmoorings

Friends we are in Westmoorings. This is the Western Main Road. I’m facing west this is West Mall and we are going towards the Westmoorings walk over.

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That’s those blue steps that you see go up and go across the Western Main Road. Now, you might be thinking what’s so special about this walk over well this walk over allows you to see a lot of west mourns and we’re gonna point out a few buildings and a few places and maybe I’ll give you some details in case you haven’t been to the area for a long while when I was a kid this walk over wasn’t here but small didn’t look that fancy and there weren’t so many buildings around there’s a lot of open land and uh basically it could roam all this area without hindrance now as you can see there’s a lot of stuff going on there apartments seaside apartments in the background and it’s being built up now this is a dated or I should say a time stamped video and the reason I’m saying that is because there’s a lot of development going on in this area right now so you know months or years from now these things would have changed so let’s have a look at this side we’re facing west on the western main road and that is only left there that’s super farm it’s a pharmacy that’s of course that junk food outlet where they eat a lot of birds then there’s Spanish court there’s the international school of Port of Spain, Regents Towers, Goodwood Park, Westmoorings by the Sea and on the right there’s a construction place we’re going to look at that closer just now.

One of the nice things about this walk over is how it’s enclosed good for safety good for people who thinking um let me take a jump or do something silly

However it’s not well used you can see people still trying to cross the road down there even though there’s this walk over I never understand that what’s the point of having a million dollar walk over and then you know you try to cross the road at the risk of your life so now we are facing east

uh so of course that’s what small then next it you have um Massey Stores which was once known as “Hi-Lo” there are some apartments in the back there’s that building there some um condos as well that’s Cocorite and that’s the Adventist hospital

on this side this is Diego Martin and to the right is Powder Magazine and those are some fancy apartments that the government initially built up and then sold privately that’s powder magazine this is um on the left is where they’re doing the construction they’re supposed to be building a octopus or interconnecting roads interchange all it used to be green when I was a kid and just open but of late there’s a lot of buildings being built up here this particular one I believe is temporary I’m not sure it has all that Chinese writing because it’s Junior Sammy in conjunction with um a Chinese construction company are building up the area and so this is the uh all the construction and metal and what

now you’re looking west… this would be considered the the more affluent side of Trinidad one of them — Westmoorings it’s called

a lot of foreigners live here too especially in the seaside apartments diplomats and so forth from abroad you can see that guy down there see how he’s crossing the road instead of taking these um steps this walk over he’s running quickly across the road to get to the other side and they do it so often that there’s actually a path there uh in the middle for people to get to the other side you know I don’t know why Trinis just don’t like utilizing these things they want the easy way

so we’re viewing east again and uh this road is the one we in and out of west the west of Trinidad it will take you to Carenage, Chaguramas so and so forth or back to Port of Spain.

That’s Fort George in the distance there it’s another place I have to show you so this is what Westmoorings is like now at a distance from the angle of the walkover what do you think about it if you haven’t been to this area for a long time what do you think it’s been built up a lot do you recognize anything I know when I first came from abroad it was really new to me.

So I hope you enjoyed this short walk and if this is your first visit to JB’s Man Cave please do subscribe it’s free all you need is a Gmail account you can like share and let your friends know about it thanks so much.

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Maracas Beach Trinidad Relaxing

This [Maracas Beach]… is Trinidad, an island in the Caribbean.

We are looking at Maracas beach.

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In amazing 5.3K resolution, best viewed on a large screen, we are going to view breath taking Maracas Beach.

This video is for reflection and relaxation.

It is meant for you to listen to the natural sounds and take in the rich colors of the ocean, sands and surroundings thus leading to a meditative or reflective state.

During the next 13 minutes it will be a time to rid yourself of stress or leave any anxiety accumulated from the day.

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Leaving Horse Poo on the Beach

Hey so we on Maracas beach here in the Caribbean and I just came back from recording some of the beach and I came across this you know what that is that is horse dung or horse poo or some other people have names for it like horse buns road apples horse bucky horse chips horse hui and horse apples we’ll just call it horse poo for this video but it is an unsightly sight it’s a bad sight when you have to be with that right in front of you and you’re on the beach but why is it there we have to wonder let’s do some investigating in order to find out why it is there

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Oh some horses police on horses well you know first of all as a vegan I’m not too crazy about people using horses in 2022 there are many other things you can use with modern technology to get around other than horses

But besides that I don’t know during these horses go anywhere they do their stuff and that’s a natural thing but then they do it right in front of people so I went away to record some more I came back I saw them they’re all lined up looking at the beach looking good but if you notice what happened all the people are gone and the poo their horse dung is still there now they do the same thing on a road sir and I’m not making this video to blame police or anything like that I know they have their job to do but I don’t know something has to be done where if a horse is going in an area especially an area where people are sitting down and your horse defecates right in front of you shouldn’t there be something be done by the police person who’s riding horse or anybody else to pick up that I mean is it right that the horse can just do it stuff right there and leave the same is done when they are go to other areas in any city center or in a path or whatever no I guess they have a legal right to do that and that they can defecate anywhere because you know it’s an animal however in the you know if this is just an idea and I’m just speaking openly from the top of my head and you all could chime in but basically if a horse is going on a certain path there should be somebody are wrong to say you know what I’m going to follow the horse because it’s likely this will happen and they pick up after the horse oh you know if the horse does that right in front of people you know that’s to me is a health hazard the next thing is going to come as flies you’re breathing in the scent and for me personally I would have picked it up I would have a bag a little shovel or something to just pick it up and say you know sorry mom whatever but to just leave it there I don’t know about that what do you think tell me any comments area how you feel about it.

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Fort Abercromby Trinidad

Hello friends, today we are going to cover Las Cuevas village a beautiful beach and mostly Fort Abercromby. That’s the Las Cuevas beach facility and that’s the fort and this is Las Cuevas beach it’s a rainy day the best day to come and record and why is that because nobody’s here if a lot of people was here I wouldn’t been able to give you the shot you know for the sake of people’s privacy this is what loves reverse looks like when it’s already it’s clay the downfall is there are lots of sand flies but I come prepared for that I’m wearing boots jeans fully clothed of my rain jacket on

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unlike other beaches in Trinidad um this beach is right on the side of a mountain Las Cuevas is very long I think probably it’s one of the longest beaches for bathing not the longest beaches longest beaches for bathing because there are longer beaches for instance like in the Manzanilla but really they can’t beat up there anyway with Las Cuevas you can come and the waters are fairly calm you can see how calm they are and they don’t no we there’s a small wave that crashes there but generally it’s calm so it’s good for people who can’t swim as well anyway my interest was not to really show you the beach another day when it’s sunny and you know I can come early and whatnot I will come here and record more of Las Cuevas today we want to focus on a bit of the village and the Abercromby Fort so this is the north coast road I am heading east I am coming out of the Las Cuevas beach facility parking lot so that’s where we start in I just passed the Las Cuevas fishing road there that’s where they sell the fish and whatnot um I’m not into buying fish nor do I eat fish as I’m vegan but just letting you know the location of that um so when you drive up this road basically the first road on your left would take you to Fort Abercromby

It’s gonna come up here in a bit and it’s a bit of a pending coup

so you know you’ll have to look out for it or your message see there it is

mystics enter the village now this is if one of the roads that

basically is part of the artery that leads to the other veins in the in a village but I couldn’t go into all the other veins because simply the the roads are very small a lot of cars are parked there and it’s down into our valley um I did attempt on the way back but there were cars blocking but you know basically I wouldn’t be intruding on those areas maybe another time right now you’ll see the main part of the village anyway because this is more or less the one of the main roads

and at least in this way you can see how to get to the fourth and some other interesting parts within the area again because it’s raining yes it’s gray you don’t see things as colorful but where we are going nobody will be there I think I met one person but generally nobody was there and that enabled me again to record everything for you

but anyway as we go through here you’re seeing what Las Cuevas villages like

and from here we can get various angles very shots of Las Cuevas so if you enter photography videography or just simply like sightseeing at different angles being up here will allow you to see Las Cuevas the beach front from an angle that you wouldn’t thought possible so basically around here is where you would park

and for their head is the trail that or path that leads towards the fourth or where the fourth used to be because really there isn’t much of a fort there is some stonework and two cannons that show you where

the fourth may have been established but probably it was a much bigger so we move on to um 5.3 key here and we’re going on this path

and there is this little sign here that gives you some history about it

the media should be better displayed

no you do the thing that I really know those were supposed to be toilets but they look like they went through world war two the thing I really liked about this place as you see how it’s all earth there’s no grass or anything to me that gave that feeling like you know hey this is a fort this is a war time place people are moving up and down you know there isn’t isn’t flowery grassy it had other feel I don’t know if that was on purpose or if it just happens to be like that but I just like that film so you know you just have the you wrote it and trees it’s passed out now those steps lead up to a lookout and we are going to come back later in this video and have a look at that

and up ahead on the left there is where the canons are I’m switching to natural songs now so that you can hear what I hear and at some point I will talk a bit live from the recording

It’s interesting how it was a bit frothy here I think maybe frog eggs what do you think

see nobody’s here very serene just as I like it I’m able to record everything those are the canons and they would have been pointed towards the sea you see Las Cuevas goes all the way to the other side there where you see that green hill or mountain any distance that stretches all the way and I do have a 360 video that’s gonna come out showing this this area better so you can look all for that so you can look at it from any angle

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so I can continue making these great things for you so all of this is part of the area that would have been effort and it’s unfortunate that nothing more was here now as I understand it this fourth was to prevent any enemies of the British because this was a British fort from [..] at Las Cuevas I guess they were more worried about the French landing because they did land there before and it was also to be a second fourth in case Fort George or Port of Spain or any of those areas fell to the enemy they would have some place to

come and return or move back or retreat

now these steps go down to what looks like a local I don’t know if I would swim here it’s a it seems a bit rough but I’m going to go down here so you can look and you’ll see any kind of steps these steps are a bit steep a bit rough apparently a bit slippery so if you’re gonna come down here um you need to be a bit agile at my age just put a lot of wear and tear on my knees and hold any camera at the same time wasn’t um helping any but the one good thing is it is really beautiful

I can see spending all day here recording

there’s Las Cuevas over there and you can see how the water is where the sea is hitting against the rocks it’s definitely not a place in my opinion for swimming I guess if you went closer there to the cove and you did some kind of scuba diving maybe but still

there’s just it’s just beautiful it’s just iconic that’s beautiful really nice

and normally of course there would be people here checking things out because you know when you come to this fort it’s not just about those two cannons all of this is included and because there’s nobody here I have to pull in with my camera that’s just fantastic

so even though the seas are grey the sky is grey

It still looks really good

so I’m climbing back up now you can see the height of those steps huh some of them are a foot or more foot and a half

these ones are a bit smaller so again I would not go down there if you are not agile you have problems with your knees or anything like that

you can also if you if you don’t want to go down any steps you can also come to this point but you have to be careful because there’s no barrier

and you can look down of course the view is not as great as if you went down there but again if you if you have trouble with your knees you don’t want to hurt yourself you can go down that way

now leaving the area over the cannons if we proceed back to where I came from this will take you to the steps and that part there on the right there’s another place you can sit down and look at Las Cuevas beach as a beach in the background just to show you how long it is

It’s definitely bigger than maracas

so these steps are quite a workout and you may hear me huffing and puffing

I’m actually skipping steps as I’m going up

so I’m not going up one step at a time but skipping steps and in a way that I might be making it work out a bit harder too but there’s so many steps so I wanted to get over with as quick as possible

but the whole journey is just simply icon there love it

and of course as you go up you can keep looking around now the trees are very tall so they kind of cover or hide everything in the background but occasionally there are little bricks where you can look you can stop on and stop unrest as well

now I’m thinking that probably a group of people came up here and cleaned everything how clean it was was really impressive for me I mean despite the one of you bottles bare bottles are wrong this place was really clean that was really nice

I just like that you know did look

and you can see how the trees tower above you

now this day I had my family with me

again this is not a part of the four type of climb that I would recommend if you aren’t agile if you can’t climb because this is all steep on all uphill there isn’t a break really at any point unless you just simply stop you can see this slant you also have to be careful because there aren’t railings above at this point so if you make a slip you would fall it would be actually better for you to fall on this side on your right of your screen down the left because the left is actually a cliff falling into the ocean so you want to stay away from there

you can see how far down or drop it is I mean if you were to drop down there I’ll show you your chances of survival to be honest so be very careful if you’re coming up here you can see those um

two chairs or what used to be two chairs would have been a nice place to sit down and look out but that’s not the case anymore

they’re just they’re like so if if you’re working on your own seat good but you know you can just stand and look to me there should be some kind of barrier there

now to me it ends more or less there keeps it goes back down and back up but I like to keep exploring and I kept exploring a bit mostly because it seemed to have

not concrete steps but cut in areas where you could see people made it to keep on going up to a certain point and because I had my family with me this day I could not go all the way because they couldn’t handle that but um normally I would just keep going and keep going and keep going checking out things this is something I used to do a lot in my younger days usually I would lead a group of young men or scouts and we would go in these areas on camp and stuff

so this kind of thing I like

but um usually I would just stop and look and keep going stop unlock keep going taking in everything

again I have boots with a lot of traction on it I wouldn’t recommend anybody coming up here with you know just your slippers or even got sneakers and stuff and it’s raining like this it’s going to get all muddy so you can see here where somebody made some kind of steps

and these are just two terms this is not rock or cement or anything this is just done by did

so I just wanted to follow it a bit and see what it takes me to

and one thing that you really can’t tell very well from

looking at a two-dimensional video recordings is depth or height or anything like that this this is very steep looks like flat doesn’t it but it’s not you can see this slant when I tilt a bit

and every now and again I need to take a breath because I haven’t done this kind of thing for a long time

so those cloud steps seem to stop there and I could have gone more but like I said I couldn’t because of my family they were still further back but if you notice you can look at the Las Cuevas there’s sandy beach from here and then look at the north coast from the other side where the steps and there you could stop there

all right see

now they’re too steep for them

sleep for me too also breath but I have the right

I don’t think going up is hard but for me going down it’s harder lots of chances to slip on fall always put your feet

perpendicular to the slant

there’s no friction for you going now you point your feet the same direction as this loop then you’re making yourself right fallen

this is a good example it was not the way anyway

and then he thought he was just going to teach

I thought I was just going to the beach too but sometimes I’m going to take these side roads

It leads you to other places

foreign on a map but but um I feel a horse looks like

I saw the uh i’ve become very fortunate in the map but I thought that would be a special day but as it’s raining and there were too many sun flies on my Las Cuevas we decided to keep walking driving checking out other stuff I’m probably heading back to maracas

that’s a huge two-minute mess

now I started sitting a bit because I’m speaking with my family we’re gonna go back down the hill mountain about the comrade fort worth lookout is and I’ll be assisting my sons to go down so if you hear me talking slowly live mike that’s the reason why

you all could tell me

this is an interesting part here where you can actually see the

cold it looks like a nice place to be swim but you wouldn’t you would risk trying to get to from here right but there’s actually an easier path that you’ll see it a little later how to get to there

so all of this is sponsored before time if again if people yeah I would have been able to show you this

check this mushroom

camera spawn around a bit there

I don’t know my mushrooms is that poisonous or not

you all could tell me so hitting the truck again you see that part that I just told you that you might have to risk the swim test but I’m going to show you where you can actually get it easily now when you’re leaving the road splits in two as you see here on the left will take you back where you came from the right just takes you to houses so you don’t want to take that part on your right here just before this wall I’m going to reverse a bit is where you can go to that little cove that I should I showed you just a moment ago I’m gonna pull my camera here again I can hear the noise of that truck engine

and I’m gonna go down there

again because it’s raining nobody’s here but I’m sure if it was nice and sunny somebody would be occupying this and we wouldn’t have been able to do this

uh not recommended for if you’re not agile there’s not you know nicely paid steps it’s just roots tires and stuff that is making up these steps to go wrong here but you know this is a nice little bathing area

today because of the arena it’s a bit dirty the water but um besides that it looks like a nice place to hang out the people here in Las Cuevas are really lucky to have this right there on the roadster

I’m not too sure what that plastic tank was about it was used for something or just washed up on sure

but again another area really nice to come and take pictures and whatnot

the fishermen are there at sea cast and nuts

and you can see the clouds just cover the mountains in the background

so again we are heading out to um the north coast road and we’re still in Las Cuevas village I’m heading out back the way we came

but it’s not over yet because this area again like I said has a lot of picturesque places that you can take pictures I just passed on a ride there uh driveway and we are going to go there that would be the place where they would land their boats basically if you had a trail or whatever and you wanted to take a boat to sea this would be the place to do it besides the other fishing road

that I showed you earlier here again is another really nice picturesque place for you to come and view and this is actually Las Cuevas beach that you’re looking at that little tent funny corner in the center sorry of your screen is where you would actually come down to

bathe and swim this is another angle

many fishermen only you know keep their boats and nuts in this area so so amazon these don’t know me come to this end so this might all be new for you

I can only imagine how it is on a nice sunny day so we go back on the road trip after finding that gem out of Las Cuevas village.

now you see I could have taken out road there I might have taken me to my inner parts of the village that I haven’t seen before but you know that could be another day what happens is my family wanted to go back to maracas because they didn’t like this beach because of the sun flies and stuff but um so I couldn’t stay as long so we head back to maracas and while in markers I did do a lot of recording as well because that beach was empty so look out for those videos as they come out some in 360 as well see I wanted to turn here right but there was a truck block in the road so again I couldn’t access the rest of the village

so what do you think about Fort Abercromby on a square village the place you’d like to come and see

out a bit but if you do please do not leave your trash all over I mean it’s really you know that area is quite clean except for a few bare but I just can’t understand why people can’t you know if you drink a beer or whatever why can’t you just simply take it with you you know don’t leave it there just put it in your vehicle when you reach our chat on area with a trash bin or whatever you can dump it

part of being and for me patriotic is done you know learning to keep your place clean appreciate in your country so this is the north coast road

we’re heading back west and as we head back west

we will pass um the Las Cuevas speech facility and I’ll point that out to you so you get an idea of where we are

and how close it is to that road for Fort Abercromby

that’s your road for the fishermen to sell their fish and stuff and this coming up right here on the right that’s the Las Cuevas beach facility so you get an idea of the distance if you wanted to go on city fort after spending a day at the beach or on the city ford first and then a beach or whatever have you you can also park there on your right and you can also walk down to the beach so it’s whatever your fancy so please do subscribe for free like let your friends know about JB’s Man Cave thanks for watching so much

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Mount St. Benedict Trinidad Caribbean

Hello friends, we are going on another road trip today to the monks in Benedict’s Abbey or monastery let’s start out here on the Eastern Main Road and look at that pink poui tree flowering I wanted to start there look at how the flowers are dropping on the sidewalk / pavement if you haven’t seen it I have a video exclusively on the pink poui make sure to check it on my YouTube channel JB’s Man Cave

MT SAINT BENEDICT ABBEY Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Road Trip Walk Mount St. Benedict Monks

so like I said we are on the eastern main road we are heading east and soon we will turn on Saint John’s Road this area is called Saint Augustine

it’s just before Tunapuna you can see there on the map now interestingly enough according to google maps the abbey, the monastery is within Saint Augustine as far as I can read but I see on some sites government sites heritage sites they’re listed as Tunapuna I’m not too sure about that but anyway we are tuning left here this is Saint John’s Road

and this road will take you all the way to the abbey do you see those buildings on the mountain where the arrows pointing that’s the monastery

now one of the first things I recognized when I turned on this road besides that one glitch that is the road is more or less well paved and maintained with actual white lines on it road markings yeah there are some potholes here and there but compared to other places I have been if you’ve seen some of my videos the roads here are not too bad

now this area, Saint Augustine, is more or less a residential area to the left is more of the well to do and the further up we go less well to do

housing in Trinidad is kind of um

funny compared to other areas in the world you get patches of well to-do’s or well-to-do is mixed with not so well-to-do people so you may get a big grand house and right next to the person that doesn’t even maintain their house

now you may not be able to tell well but we are ascending this mountain there’s another poui on the right

it’s a gradual ascent until we reach mong saint Benedict’s Road

and you you will know when we reach there because it’s a sharp tune and it immediately starts to

go into a steep incline

now the the monastery interestingly enough was started I believe in 1912 by some monks that came from another abbey in Brazil so as you can see you know Trinidad and Tobago is a melting pot of different cultures nationalities races and so forth so these monks came from Brazil and they started this abbey

and blessed the land according to their rights

and up to today it’s still maintained I don’t know exactly how many monks still live there but there are some

now the trip to here is a trip that a lot of schools make when I used to go to school in Trinidad I’ve been up here at least twice as a pupil normally would come up here and look around maybe attend the church that’s there because most of the schools I went to were Catholic

or maybe just you know take in the surroundings the peace and so forth

there are guest houses and so on up there hikes that you can also do when I came on school trips we would go on a hike in this road trip we won’t be going on a hike but we will be looking at the abbey and other surroundings

now this is Mount Saint Benedict Road and you can see how steep the incline is we go slow

and on the left you can see as we climb home everything at ground level begins to get very small

unlike most areas that you would visit Mount Saint Benedict is well maintained

more or less clean free from the trash and limers and so forth and sometimes you know when I come up here I almost feel like I’m in a different country

it’s just so nice so peaceful

if you’re Catholic it would be very serene and sacred for you

you can see a bit of the

east on the left don’t worry we will get some good shots later in this video

it’s one of the churches on the right you can’t see too well on the lens

the other beautiful thing about being up here is the mountains you get to see a lot of the valleys the mountain ridge

you know videos it doesn’t really describe how nice this the fresh air the breeze you can see how the trees sway it’s a very strong breeze in here

and I don’t know about you but and I have have not been to Italy yet but from watching pictures I sometimes look at this and feel like if I’m on a mountain side of some Italian

countryside place you’ll see that especially when I bend around this corner the way it is just reminds me of maybe something I would have seen about Italy

if you go straight I will take you to the hike

I’m gonna come back here and walk all along here so that you get an idea and this is a part of saying that almost reminds me like being somewhere in Europe, Italy see how it’s on a mountain sides and you’re driving up the mountain

and when you see this you know you’re close to the abbey

and this is the parking lot

so I’m gonna park here reverse park and then I’m gonna take out my lens my extension rod and give it a view that

you would see if you were here and that’s what JB’s Man Cave is about I’ve been used to see things in a way that you may not have seen before but also keeping it real you know not editing not putting myself in front of the camera but giving you giving you eyes through my lens

if you’re on a big screen you would have seen that bird just swinging in the wind this is one of the first things you see when you reach the abbey don’t worry I’ll be showing the actual so wrong things on the grounds later but usually I like to come right here this is a valley and it’s really breathtaking to look at this so peaceful

the smell of the nature and the fresh air is really good

and the surroundings by the way are sacred in nature so people here are whisper quiet

there’s usually you know a chapel church going on

now you get to see all the buildings up here I’m gonna go 360 so that you get an idea of everything

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all right let’s…

let’s begin to walk around a bit

and as you know JB’s Man Cave there’s no rush the idea is for you to get a feel I mean if you were here you wouldn’t be running up and down looking at stuff you would be going at this space and going slow allows you to pick up more than what you would have otherwise seen if you were just running through things or seeing an edited video by keeping it more or less real ground level as unedited as possible

helps you to get a picture of the area

it’s a beautiful bougainvillea

sometimes too when I am recording the the elements of people walking up and down and it doesn’t allow me to go too close so I try to pan as much as possible so the focus is on the people but the surroundings

by the way there’s no fee to come up here this is all free unlike most of the things in Trinidad you want to come over here and look it’s all free you don’t have to pay a fee and there’s no restriction nobody tells you oh you can’t record that you can’t film this you can’t whatever you know it’s it’s a welcoming place it’s one of the few places in Trinidad that you really feel welcome and you can feel at peace and you can just relax

so we’re going to descend a bit and as we descend we will take in more of the surroundings move the vegetation

and having an extension rod as long as mine is allows you to get really close and I wouldn’t be able to get so close to these trees it makes you think these trees are short but they are very tall and they’re very far away

but the rod has pushed the camera right next to it closed it or beyond where I could go

so it may actually make you feel sometimes like I’m climbing the tree

it’s a beautiful bird there

on the left or straight ahead I should say that area would probably be Tunapuna

maybe Trincity

Tacarigua those areas

probably you can see Saint Helena too

now my father once stayed at this

monastery and no, he was not a monk, but he had a

problem with drinking he liked to drink a lot and he came here and stayed a couple months I believe as a way to help him

try and recover

he always talked about it as being very peaceful but he said the monks never talked and he wasn’t allowed to talk

they were praying and what not

but it was a time for him to get a lot of meditation and reflect I guess

straight in the center of your screen or we just passed it but as I panned if you probably pick it back up see that um smoke rising on the right to your screen there going up in here those are bush fires

and later in the day I actually went more or less to that area and have some other video footage that I won’t show here in this video but in another video that’s something we get a lot especially during a dry season that is in the screen to the right now let’s head into the center you can see the smoke

and if you’re driving through that sometimes it can be like going through fog

I love the foundation of this place it’s massive very strong I just love how the area is kept so clean and neat

and if I stay in a place for a while it’s the idea again is unlike other videos it’s to reflect take in things that you may not have noticed so I may go silent some for some of the time and just let you look

so

in case you’re wondering we’re looking at the south of Trinidad it’s not as mountainous as the north

if you’re a bird lover you would love Trinidad and Tobago just such a variety of birds and they come so close sometimes and sing the beautiful melodies

uh the kind of camera I have I can’t zoom into it so I can only hope that they come to me

I’m using a Gopro and with Gopros you’re allowed you know the way it focuses you can see everything in focus so something close like that stop sign is sharp while the building on the mountain also remain sharp that’s the unique thing about Gopro cameras and I’m not an agent for Gopro but I’m just saying you could see everything sharp at once but with other uh you know video cameras you you you more or less have to zoom if you want that zoom feature some things are really out of focus and I don’t care for that too much so that’s why I haven’t gone that way but I may have to get one for other applications especially like bird watching

wow

i’m using natural songs here and if it sounds like if somebody’s blowing into the mic it’s because the wind is fairly strong sometimes and I’m not using a

buffering or sponge or anything to help mitigate that

also because I have a stabilizer and it needs freedom

so from here we’re looking at probably what would be Mount Hope

the Bamboo

and again showing you how to Gopro look at how we could go straight into this see this little big black bar

and yet still everything behind if you notice is also sharp

that’s the way I like to take my videos to you

you know if you walk in here you wouldn’t just pick up everything that looks beautiful but you pick up everything that isn’t so beautiful but like again I want to give you the view of you know what if you were there this is what you would see

in this direction you would be looking at

Mount Hope and San Juan

and you can actually well it’s actually pointing towards your corners but with all that smoke you won’t be able to see it

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I have lots of other stuff on JB’s Man Cave covering all the areas of Trinidad

and some of them are walking like this some of them are road trips it depends and I have a lot of what’s called let’s watch videos which is me simply staying in one area and watching

like a street a park a tree you know things that you would like normally take in if you were there but you don’t have the opportunity because you’re abroad or you’re elsewhere you’re busy

you can continue watching I am going to

allow you to see the rest of the abbey with some peaceful music you can meditate and when we begin to drive again I will come back

so we are continuing on the road trip we’re going back down the mountain as we do so you’ll get a different angle on everything but we are not going to go down St John’s Road we are going to take a different road to Tunapuna Road it’s kind of like an extra bonus if you keep watching this video you would be able to see some of tuna puna I have other videos on tuna puna but I thought you might like to get an idea of what’s connected to the area around the abbey

so continue to look and you’ll be able to see everything

just going down the mountain is a beautiful in itself because as you do you get to see the trees the flowers but especially the mountain sides

going up doesn’t look the same as going down

and if you see us stop a bit it’s because we’re taking in the scenery

I thought they would have more pink pus we passed a couple of them back there but there aren’t many here at the moment

probably they have other colors

because the poo is they each each color seems to come out as a different time right now in a pink season

it must have been something up for those monks from Brazil to come all the way up here and start building could you imagine the amount of effort it would have taken to bring materials bills and whatnot

they probably didn’t have such a nice paved road to work with

all right so I think this we’re back on Saint John’s Road and at some point here we’re going to turn left I think on Fairview Drive

and it will take us to Tunappuna Road is the back of Tunapuna it starts over the residential area and then um goes into the more commercial side most people know one area of its commercial side

the interesting thing about these road tours as well is it’s new for me because you know I would not normally come in areas like this back here

mostly because I have no reason to

but sometimes you miss some really nice stuff

I like looking at trees flowers nature only hall and unfortunately you have to have trash too so you you can always know you’re out of mountain Benedict’s area because you start seeing trash again the area is unkept as people like to dump stuff here and it’s so unfortunate because the country is so beautiful and it just will not keep it clean look how much trash is littered on both sides of the wood

now you know if this was a tourist video or made for tourists the video would have been edited and kept back you know as soon as we reached mount Saint Benedict’s Road and we would have cut right there and say you know wow this is Mount Saint Benedict but again JB’s Man Cave is about giving it a raw

so you’re seeing all that’s around the area the good the bad the ugly

so went to the road and we are heading south

we’ll go all the way to Jackman and then we will look at his surrounding area so you can keep looking at this video all the way if you want to see the rest of Tunapuna and then I’ll be going down the Eastern Main Road and a little bit into Saint Augustine and then we’ll end it there but keep on looking if you’d like to see the area I always appreciate you watching please make sure to like subscribe let your friends know your family know about JB’s Man Cave I have a immediate goal to reach 10,000 Subscribers right now I believe I’m around 4500 which is pretty good I appreciate your support but we need to reach 10,000. so do subscribe and let your friends do as well thanks for watching keep watching Tunapuna

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