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Trinidad & Tobago

I come from the land
Of steelpan and calypso.
Our national birds are:
The Scarlet Ibis and Cocorico.

Our main income
Is not having tourists,
But if you are travelling -
Put us on your list!

Visit the Devil's Woodyard
To witness mud volcanos
Or lime on Brian Lara Promenade;
Named after a national hero.

Can't forget our Pitch Lake -
It's in deep south, La Brea.
About Douen and Papa Bois
Hear what villagers have to say.

When on Maracas Beach
Bake n' Shark is a staple.
Try some hot 'Mother-in-Law,'
If you think your taste buds able.

Drive down Matelot
Keshon Walcott is from there,
And if the breeze is forceful
You'll smell spices in the air.

Buccoo Reef in Tobago
Is a must-see attraction.
Also, do an estate tour,
But, secure a reservation.

Enjoy our 'heritage food':
Cow, pig, chicken or conch souse.
Crab n' dumpling, callalloo will leave you
Looking like a house.

Store Bay is another popular spot!
T & T has a lot for you to treasure
But, our nation's greatest gem - The PEOPLE
Who are warm and friendly beyond measure.

Michelle Borel

*lime (means to hang out - Trini slang)
*steelpan is our national instrument
*Douen & Papa Bois are part of Trini folklore
*Bake n' Shark is local street food
*Mother-in-law is a very hot local pepper

Should you need anything else explained, please feel free to ask :)
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Submitted on January 26, 2013

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Proud to be from the beautiful twin isle of Trinidad and Tobago... One of my very first pieces was published when I was eight in one of Trinidad's daily newspapers. I believe that we must not bury our talents, but work on enhancing them. I started hosting shows at age eleven and by seventeen, I became a radio personality. Feel free to enjoy evenings with me from six to nine at www.1077musicforlife.com Together with that, I love the kitchen and my company Cookie Castle allows me to share the warmth and love I put into baking with others. Also, marketing seems to be another talent as I have held a regional position with an international brand regarding such a portfolio. However, I have saved the most important for the end of this bio - MY FAMILY :) I have three kids and I have been married now for nine years... Though on air I am known as Michelle Borel (maiden name), I take great pride in being Mrs. Thorpe! Peace and love to you and yours... Remember to put God first... Praise JAH and live!!! Would love to read my pieces live for you... You may contact me at 1(868)372-3877 or e-mail me at michelle_borel@hotmail.com more…

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