Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 664
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
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
The Art of
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.
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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.