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'''San Fernando''' is [[Trinidad]]'s busy second city. It is built on hills including the most famous in Trinidad ---San Fernaando Hill. San Fernando is very much a Carnival city, experiencing a full build-up to its own wide assortment of competitions in Skinner Park as well as energetic parades.
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'''San Fernando''' is [[Trinidad]]'s busy second city. It is built on hills including the most famous in Trinidad ---San Fernaando Hill. San Fernando is very much a carnival city, experiencing a full build-up to its own wide assortment of competitions in Skinner Park as well as energetic parades.
  
  
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An easy connection from Port of Spain, Chaguanas and other Northern and central towns can be made via the Uriah Butler–Solomon Hochoy Highway.
 
An easy connection from Port of Spain, Chaguanas and other Northern and central towns can be made via the Uriah Butler–Solomon Hochoy Highway.
  
From the South West, connections can be made via the S.S. Erin Road or the Southern Main Road and Mosquito Creek.   
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From the southwest, connections can be made via the S.S. Erin Road or the Southern Main Road and Mosquito Creek.   
  
From the South East, connections can be made via the Naparima-Mayaro Road to the Mon Repos roundabout.
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From the southeast, connections can be made via the Naparima-Mayaro Road to the Mon Repos roundabout.
  
Getting to San Fernando can also be done by boat.  Boats can dock at the San Fernando Yacht club.   
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Getting to San Fernando can also be done by boat.  Boats can dock at the San Fernando Yacht Club.   
  
Bus connections are available from City Gate in Port of Spain and other places via PTSC buses.  Additionally, Taxi and Maxi Taxis are available.
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Bus connections are available from City Gate in Port of Spain and other places via PTSC buses.  Additionally, taxis and Maxi Taxis are available.
 
[http://www.mysteryperu.com/eng/co_san_fernando.html Excursion to San Fernando]
 
[http://www.mysteryperu.com/eng/co_san_fernando.html Excursion to San Fernando]
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
Getting around on the island is very simple. There are mini vans for hire called (Maxi-Taxis) they carry passengers from various towns.
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Getting around on the island is very simple. There are mini vans for hire called Maxi Taxis, which carry passengers from various towns.
  
 
Regular taxis are also available at taxi stands.
 
Regular taxis are also available at taxi stands.
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You must try their "black pudding". A Friday delicacy consisting of seasoned pig's blood stuffed in intestines and pre-cooked before its fried in front of you. It may sound disgusting to many cultures but you should really try it before you knock it. It is absolutely delicious.
 
You must try their "black pudding". A Friday delicacy consisting of seasoned pig's blood stuffed in intestines and pre-cooked before its fried in front of you. It may sound disgusting to many cultures but you should really try it before you knock it. It is absolutely delicious.
  
Another great restaurant in south Trinidad is '''Canton Palace''' which is located at Cross Crossing. They serve traditional Chinese and Cantonese styled dishes. If pork is one of the meats you have, I recommend trying their Char Sue Pork and their Roasted Pork. Of the chefs I personally recommend you have Michael prepare your meals :)
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Another great restaurant in south Trinidad is '''Canton Palace''' which is located at Cross Crossing. They serve traditional Chinese and Cantonese style dishes. If pork is one of the meats you eat, I recommend trying their Char Sue Pork and their Roasted Pork. I personally recommend you have Michael, one of the chefs, prepare your meals.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
"Sting" and "The Edge" night clubs are  popular clubs for those who want to dance to a variety of music all night long. "Horace's", "Richie's" and the "Uncle Sam's" are cosier night spots for those who prefer a smaller crowd. Don't forget about Tree House or TGIF.
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"Sting" and "The Edge" night clubs are  popular clubs for those who want to dance to a variety of music all night long. "Horace's", "Richie's" and the "Uncle Sam's" are cozier night spots for those who prefer a smaller crowd. Don't forget about Tree House or TGIF.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==

Revision as of 18:49, 23 March 2009

San Fernando is Trinidad's busy second city. It is built on hills including the most famous in Trinidad ---San Fernaando Hill. San Fernando is very much a carnival city, experiencing a full build-up to its own wide assortment of competitions in Skinner Park as well as energetic parades.


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Get in

An easy connection from Port of Spain, Chaguanas and other Northern and central towns can be made via the Uriah Butler–Solomon Hochoy Highway.

From the southwest, connections can be made via the S.S. Erin Road or the Southern Main Road and Mosquito Creek.

From the southeast, connections can be made via the Naparima-Mayaro Road to the Mon Repos roundabout.

Getting to San Fernando can also be done by boat. Boats can dock at the San Fernando Yacht Club.

Bus connections are available from City Gate in Port of Spain and other places via PTSC buses. Additionally, taxis and Maxi Taxis are available. Excursion to San Fernando

Get around

Getting around on the island is very simple. There are mini vans for hire called Maxi Taxis, which carry passengers from various towns.

Regular taxis are also available at taxi stands.

See

The San-Fernando hill.

Do

Buy

There are a few shopping areas in and around the San Fernando area. High street, the main shopping street in the second city, has a range of chain stores and one-off stores run by local businessmen. The largest mall in the Southland is the Gulf City Shopping Complex, tucked away in the suburban Gulf View area, accessible via the San Fernando By Pass route.

Eat

Lots of restaurants around. Like Soong's Great Wall Restaurant, Jenny's Wok and Golden Dragon just to name a few of the better ones.

You must try their "black pudding". A Friday delicacy consisting of seasoned pig's blood stuffed in intestines and pre-cooked before its fried in front of you. It may sound disgusting to many cultures but you should really try it before you knock it. It is absolutely delicious.

Another great restaurant in south Trinidad is Canton Palace which is located at Cross Crossing. They serve traditional Chinese and Cantonese style dishes. If pork is one of the meats you eat, I recommend trying their Char Sue Pork and their Roasted Pork. I personally recommend you have Michael, one of the chefs, prepare your meals.

Drink

"Sting" and "The Edge" night clubs are popular clubs for those who want to dance to a variety of music all night long. "Horace's", "Richie's" and the "Uncle Sam's" are cozier night spots for those who prefer a smaller crowd. Don't forget about Tree House or TGIF.

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