Paul and Gayle are taking a year from their roles in Picton and Belleville and will be teaching at the Maple Leaf International School in Trinidad. We will use this blog to record some of our edventures!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Out For A Walk

Today was a "get to know your surroundings" day. We did this without a car - which most of you will know is very much our style -- and we learned is not the style of most Trinis. (and we learned why!)

This area is only partially pedestrian friendly. Sidewalks end suddenly, crosswalks are scarce in some places.  Oh, and cars drive on the other side of the road -- some of them very fast! We've learned that walking to the mall, while it is only 1.5 km away, should probably be a rare occurrence! (Picture us walking down the median of a 4 lane road, laugh a little then shake your head -- We did!)

The good thing is that we do have a car and it should be insured and on the road by Tuesday.  Now we just have to learn to drive all over again!

Maple Leaf International School from the parking lot Our building. We're in 103.Just in case you thought we were going to a scary place, this is a store in the mall we visited today!


  1. You are getting a real education. Looking forward to reading of your edventures. Stay safe!

  2. Ooh, shopping! I'm in and packing my bags already. Looks really nice there and the pool will be a welcome respite after a long school day. Glad you made it safely and are taking in the sites before it's time to get down to the business of teaching school and becoming students as well (Good luck with the driving lessons :)
    Best of luck with everything. Mom sent me the link to your blog today. It's going to be quite exciting for us back at home to follow the fun times and envy the sun while we are in the midst of some crazy snow storm.
    What an awesome adventure you're going to have!

  3. So glad you arrived safely and all is well. Everything looks beautiful. I look forward to experiencing everything along with you. Enjoy!


  4. The traffic story sounds a little bit like the back roads of Scotland except there's no Tommy H. in Scotland. Keep your heads up!! Looking forward to hearing the driving stories as you get the car.

  5. Ron Harris23 August, 2014

    Hi Paul and Gayle Thanks for adding me to you blog! Love reading about your adventures particularly as you adapt to the new culture and country. Keep them coming and enjoy! Ron


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