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Address: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Description: Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the...
Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the center of Port of Spain.
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experiencing local life

I agree with most people that it is not really a highlight to visit, but me and my friends spend quiet some time sitting at a bench watching the local people and actually really... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
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Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana
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Dresden, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A bustling hub of commercial activity not designed for tourists on an architectural tour of European designed / made treasures, preserved in the tropical heat. The roads are narrow, parking limited to a few blocks away, sidewalk vendors & store Dj's competing music filling the air, taxi's honking at you for a fare, reminds the experienced traveler of other Indo-Asian... More 

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Dresden, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

In the day, there are lots of people shopping, eating, and hanging out.. if you enjoy crows this is the place for you!! Surrounded by many stores and restaurants, KFC seems to be the hot spots. Everyone said to avoid this area, especially at night, however this white guy (me :-) didn't have a problem when I wandered away at... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you want to see local life/shopping, visit during business hours....sit and people watch....leading up to carnival is very lively.....

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

By all means drive or take a taxi to see Port of Spain but outwith your hotel walking the street is best avoided. It used to be a safe city but alas, is longer so.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is not an area that should be a tourist attraction. It is a historic and important landmark, yes, BUT it is also a bustling hub for public transportation and some unsavory characters. Nearly every mugging of a tourist I have heard of happen in Independence Square. If you do choose to go here, please make smart decisions and leave... More 

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USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Port of Spain downtown (inner city) shopping area. Visit in daylight only. Not for the naïve visitor. A rather sketchy area. Be sure you have smaller denominations of TTDs to pay for any purchases (skip using your credit card or other currency). Bakery had tasty baked goods, albeit there are vertical bars from the counter tops to the ceiling to... More 

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Heat, high traffic and the possiblity of being robbed. Not any appeal to us. Please be safe when travellig in the area.

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Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very crowded, noisy, unsanitary place, not worth going Hot human bodies , cars, merchants, all in one

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Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I agree with most people that it is not really a highlight to visit, but me and my friends spend quiet some time sitting at a bench watching the local people and actually really enjoyed our time! We had great BBQ lamb and chicken and listened to the street music. Although it was night, no one was bothering us. We... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Reminds me of being in an American city, with all honking cars, fast food resataurants, and heaving with people. Advice keep clear

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