Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 664

I t is intrinsically a Caribbean thing and not necessarily limited to Tobago. but this aspect of “liming” is synonymous with having a good time, with friends, “ole-talking”. You don’t ever lime alone. If you are alone, then it is definitely not a lime. And, a good lime may often be accompanied by food, being cooked indoors or outdoors, and consumed by the limers and even a passer-by. The food will be a local recipe, for sure, some kind of soup, be it corn, goat, beef or other. Or it may be roti, the island’s favourite curried meat and potatoes wrapped in a tortilla-like blanket. Finger-licking good! Might well be doubles too - curried chick peas and other mouth-watering pickled stuff, encased in two blankets of soft fried dough. Curried crab and dumplings might also be on the menu. The Art of LIMING Going for a stroll? Visiting a friend? Hanging out at a bar or local shop? Lounging around on the street? sipping a beer and “ole-talking.” Whatever the designated food for that lime, it will always be accompanied by two most important things: Music and definitely some form of alcoholic beverage. And with that combination, the stage is set for a good Caribbean lime. So, whether you are in Tobago, or another island, when you see the guys and gals “limin”, just ask if you can join them. The answer will surely be yes, as guests are always welcome. Photo Credit: Gabby W. Englishman’s Bay . . . . . Although this bay may not have much in terms of facilities, only a toilet, a small souvenir stall and a restaurant made of wood, it is a great place for snorkeling and is safe for swimming. Those who take the trouble to visit will be re rewarded with perfect photo opportunities of this alluring crescent-shaped beach that is protectively hugged by the tropical emerald forests.