About the islands <br />Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic republic <br />It is located in the southern Caribbean.<br />It was originally a Spanish colony (1492-1802)<br />The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometres<br />It is best known for its carnival<br />
Celebrations and traditions<br />The most important celebration of Trinidad and Tobago is carnival:<br />It is celebrated in Savannah park.<br />The Carnival goes on for 3 days straight, everyone dresses up, and even puts mud on their face.<br />They spend 2 weeks before celebrating non stop.<br />It is full of competitions, music, food…<br />As soon as the carnival finishes they start making costumes for next year!<br />Trinidad and Tobago is extremely multicultural , therefore there are many people from all around the world.<br />
Climate and Vegetation<br /><ul><li>Trinidad and Tobago have tropical dry forests. The trees shed their leaves during the yearly drought.
The main forest in Trinidad is the Chaguaramas.
Trinidad and Tobago have more than 700 different kinds of orchids.
These islands also have more different kinds of bats than any other place in the world </li></ul>Trinidad and Tobago has a very warm climate <br />Its minimum temperature is 26 degrees Celsius and its maximum is 34 degrees <br />Trinidad and Tobago have two seasons: summer and winter. The seasons differ in their rainfall, with winter wetter and slightly cooler.<br />
Beaches <br />Trinidad and Tobago is well known for its beaches, that have turquoise waters and soft sand.<br />These beaches are also home to leather back turtles and many different types of fishes.<br />There is a lot of vegetation surrounding the beaches, such as coconut trees.<br />
Cuisine<br />The Cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago is indicative of the blends of Indian, Amerindian, European, African, Creole, Chinese and Lebanese influences.<br />Popular Caribbean meals and desserts:<br />Dumplings:Theyare cooked balls of dough.<br />Chicken Curry: a typical curry consists of chicken in an onion, tomato, and yogurt-based sauce, flavoured with ginger, garlic, chillies and cumin, cinnamon and cardamom <br />Roti: is bread made from stone-ground wholemeal flour<br />Dalpuri: variation of roti. <br />(There is also a lot of fish cooked in different ways)<br />