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My little secret pool/garden -Concord Falls

Hi there. Welcome back. You're probably wondering about my little secret pool/garden. Well when I began taking photos of the waterfall, I happened to look down from the road towards a building, which was situated across the way of the waterfall and I said WOW.... look how beautiful. It was like a little secret pool/garden.

The water was clean and clear and the vegetation around the pool gave it a sort of unspoiled appearance. Apparently my secret garden/pool was a continuation of a small waterfall across the way where we parked (the pic below shows the smaller waterfall). The water fell from the hills above the roadway, then gathered in a pool there which then continued under the roadway and emptied into my secret pool.

Here is another pic of my secret pool..that I photographed.

In my next post I will share with you photos I took while driving through the Belvedere Estate. If you're enjoying our little adventures 'come stay with us'

Best kept secrets - Beautiful waterfalls in the Caribbean

Hi there everyone..

From my subject line you can tell that I'm in Grenada- a small island in the caribbean sea. A couple days ago my dear bf and I took a drive around the island and decided to find the Concord waterfall. Its not that its difficult to find but its not one of the waterfalls we hear about every day.

We have passed the sign to it may be a hundred times and we never explored the route there.

So on seeing the sign we took the gentle sloping road to the right which said 'Concord Waterfall- 2 miles'....and the journey began. We passed a few houses along the way which then gave out to vegetation. After driving for a while, we saw the sign saying 'Concorde Waterfalls- 1 mile' so we kept driving as we were determined to find it that day and then there it was.... This beautiful majestic falls.

I looked back at the road from whence we came and took a pic of it. Even that was beautiful...

I took a few more pics of the area from the top of the road across from …

Massy Stores Fun Run

If you like participating in fun races then read on....

Last weekend, my niece, participated in a 'fun run' sponsored by Massy Stores. She belongs to a group of avid outdoor adventure lovers who participate in hikes and runs. Her 7 member group's name is 'The Running Crew.

The Massy Stores 5 K Run For Food started at The restaurant TGIF around the Queen's Park Savannah, which is reported to be the largest roundabout in the world and ended back there. There were families, old and young participating as well as looking on. There were fathers walking their babies in strollers in the race, which is nice to see and we hope many more fathers would participate.

At the end of the race , participants were given a bag containing different types of food stuff. There was a farmers market where one could get organic produce much cheaper than in the market and sample booths with lamb arepas, organic eggs and grapefruit.

It was a real fun day for her and her friends and they are…

10 things to bring with you on a Caribbean holiday

Here are the top ten things you should walk with when you are travelling to a Caribbean destination

1) Good sunblock for the scorching days

2) Sun glasses to shade the eyes from the glare of the sun

3) Comfortable shoes for the walking you want to do. Sometimes even getting to a taxi hub can be a walk

4) A nice floppy hat

5) Mosquito repellent

6) Beach balls for the kids to play with

7) A good book for those lazy hot days

8) Beach wear

9) Flip Flops

10 A taste for adventure

Now that you have packed all the important things... why don't you come stay with us

Part 2 New Fire Festival Green Meadows Santa Cruz

Hi there welcome to Part 2 of New Fire Festival Green Meadows Santa Cruz.

There was so much that we experienced yesterday, I needed to take it all in so I could share with you the whole event.

We stumbled upon this interesting booth, where this guy was selling 3-d metallic key chains and bottle lamps made with led lights or edison bulbs in 'upcycled bottles'.

To me this was the best part of my day. Pure genious. There were old solo bottles, beer bottles, brandy bottles, vodka bottles, wine , liqueur name it he had it. I will definitely be installing these in my RiverView Apt in the not too distant future. The lamp company is called lickalamp and the 3-d metal company is trinithingi. Theyre located at Style and Company at Grand Bazaar Cor. Churchill Roosevelt and Uriah Butler Highway.

The concert was very entertaining with lots of new, raw, gifted young people, who did oratories with interesting social commentary topics and a wide genre music. The next generatio…

Part 1 New Fire Festival Green Meadows Santa Cruz

There are some amazing places and exciting things to do in Trinidad and Tobago, that I was not aware of. I used to do alot more 'outdoorsy' stuff when my son was younger ( he is now in his twenties and of course don't want to hang with his mother, understandably).

Today, together with my sister and her husband, we attended the New Fire Festival at Green Meadows Santa Cruz. I know there may be persons who are reading this, who would have visited Green Meadows but I havent. I used to visit the area when I lived in San Juan over 10 years ago but did not expect the development I saw there today.

The access road to Green Meadows is a bit rough but it doesnt prepare you for the beauty and splendour of this piece of grassland and entertainment venue. The grounds are well kept and well manicured. When you look around get the feeling that you're in a luscious green bowl as you're surrounded on all sides by mountains and hills... quite refreshing to the eyes.…

5 things you must experience when you come to Trinidad

You know every country has a local culture which you must experience. In Trinidad we have a unique one, infused with many different traditions (including food) from migrants of different countries all over the world.

For 'trinis', as we are so fondly called, you must experience at least these 5 things.

1) A roti and a red solo in a bottle.

A roti consists of meat, shrimp and/or vegetables cooked with curry and wrapped in a soft dough. The red solo- is a softdrink/soda that is red in colour. 'Solo" is the brand.

2) Doubles at the side of the road

Doubles is curried chick peas spooned onto one half of two sides of fried soft dough. The sauces you get to add to the 'sandwich' takes you to a whole new dimension of taste. Dont forget to say how much pepper you want to add, 'slight' or 'plenty'. If you're adding pepper please be sure to have something beastly cold to drink in hand because it can be 'fiery' even when slight! Many friendshi…

What's happening in Trinidad and Tobago April 2017

5 Things to See and Do in Trinidad and Tobago in April
Trinidad and Tobago is a vibrant destination. There are always activities happening which will make your stay more enjoyable and exciting!!! Here are 5 activities we know you will enjoy.

1) Turtle watching- The season started March and ends in September. There are guided tours operated by
Nature Seekers (668 7337) Grande Riviere Nature Tour Guide Association(670 4257)and Fishing Pond Turtle
Conservation Group(361 4712).
For more information, please visit

2) Trinidad and Tobago Open Golf Championship St Andrews Golf Course Moka Maraval

3) 37th Annual Marlin Madness Game Fishing Tournament email

4) Easter Grand Prix

5) Tobago Jazz Experience

For further information please visit where you will find these events and more...

So book your vacation now and "Come stay with us!"

Come stay with us at River View

Hi there ...Welcome to River View Holiday Apartment Blog. Here we will share with you tips, information and events to help you enjoy and plan your stay here.


River View Holiday Apt is built next to the Mausica River , in the borough of Arima. (The name Arima is said to be amerindian in origin- meaning water, as the village (now a borough) was built around a river.)
Arima has a busy, vibrant atmosphere with lots of restaurants , schools, shops, groceries and more... So you will have the best of both worlds on your doorstep... the feel of the country and access to a busy town centre...less than a mile away.


Just a short hop away, you can immerse yourself in our amerindian history at the Santa Rosa Carib Centre or at the Cleaver Woods Amerindian Exhibit. If you are a nature lover, then the Asa Wright Nature Centre is the place for you- located in the verdant Santa Rosa Valley. When you have finished exploring, come back and relax in the cool ambience…