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!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Welcome to Trini...

Greetings from Trinidad!

One house sold, one storage unit packed, one red eye flight and we've made it. Sounds simple!

After being picked up from the airport by our new school, we met our lovely landlady and got a tour of our new digs. Later in the afternoon (after a recovery nap), a co-worker scooped us up and took us to navigate the roads and get us set up with a cell phone and some groceries. Food is more expensive ($3.50 for a dozen eggs and $6 for a small box of cereal) but the sweet juicy mangoes compensate.

We just experienced our first "rainy season" rain storm, which lasted 8 minutes, just long enough to take a picture. I'm sure that novelty will soon wear off.
Magnus and Paul at the Airport
The view from our front door over the our pool area!


  1. Glad you two made it safe and sound! Weather looks wonderful considering it is only 15 degrees here!! Pool looks amazing! Happy thoughts for a great year ahead! Lots of Love! Kir

  2. Hello Paul and Gayle thank-You for sharing your blog the view of the airport and pool look amazing. Looking forward to reading your stories throughout the school year.
    Take Care
    John Harpell

  3. Good to know you both arrived safely. We envy the view from your front door.

  4. Great to hear that you arrived safely, Paul. Enjoy the experience and have a wonderful time. If you need anything at all on the home front, just ask. Best wishes.

  5. Glad you and Gayle made it safely. Wishing you both a great year.

    1. Thanks Betty and Darren.I hope things start up well at PECI!

  6. I just wrote a comment - did it show up somewhere or is it in cyber heaven ?

  7. Whoo hoo!! So exciting! I'm looking forward to hearing all about your year. I know it will be most awesome. Have fun and stay safe!

  8. Hey guys,
    Glad to hear you're safe and sound. Looks like you have good people taking care of you. Enjoy the journey!
    John & Monica

  9. So glad to hear you made it safely after what must have been a busy summer. Everything looks great! I'm looking forward to hearing of your adventures!


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