Travel inspiration for Trinidad & Tobago
It doesn’t matter if you are going to T&T or not. This is a great story.
It feels a little like a Robinson Crusoe tale, a Swiss Family Robinson-esque adventure.
The story is told through the eyes of a 15-year old British boy whose family has bought into the Tropical Emigration Society led by a questionable German entrepreneur and inventor.
His and other British families are seduced into dreams of being pioneers of a new world on the island of Trinidad.
You’ll spend 7 weeks at sea with young Robert which will leave you wanting a shower and a glass of champagne, Edam cheese and Catalonian ham.
What awaits these emigrants upon arrival isn’t exactly what they’d dreamed.
Read on and understand why you still need a Yellow Fever vaccine to travel there.
You also get to meet the colorful character of Miss Ramsol of the Trinidad & Tobago National Archives whose sing-song T’dad voice will make you laugh “sure-as-Shiva” and you can decide for yourself if she was also “subjuiced”.
Wonderfully told story. I’ve just finished re-reading this and have purchased the author’s other books which also appear to be centered in Trinidadian culture.