Saturday, March 12, 2011

U.W.I. St. Augustine 3.11.11

We arrived in Trinidad at 1:00am on Friday morning which would have been 12:00am on Friday back home.  Once we got our rental car, we were shocked to see that the driver sits on the opposite side of the car and drives on the opposite side of the road compared to how we drive in the U.S.  Also, we have discovered that there is no speed limit on the roads along with no stop signs at most intersections.  There are some stop lights at major intersections but on your average side street, parking lot exit/entrance, etc. there aren't any stop signs which makes for quite aggressive driving!

On Friday, we began our day with a great breakfast provided by the Bed and Breakfast that we are staying in.  Then, we headed to U.W.I St. Augustine where we took a quick tour and met with Derek, a Psychology Professor, and his graduate students.  Derek and his students were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the studies they are currently conducting on stigmas attached to persons with HIV/AIDS.  Later, we went to lunch with Derek and his grad students and then Monica, Casey, and I (Tamara) headed to the pool at the university to get cooled off from the 85 degree weather!

The trip and the weather have been great and exciting so far! We will keep you updated with more information and pictures as the days go on!

From warm and sunny Trinidad-
Tamara, Monica, Casey
Mary Kish
Professor Roopnarine

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