It's Carnival, But This Isn't Rio

F or the two days preceding Ash Wednesday in Trinidad and Tobago, the 100,000 people who have taken to the streets make it a point to forget quite a few things. First among these is a sense of self-control, exchanging it for alcohol-infused abandon as they trek around the capital city of Port-of-Spain; second and most noticeably, they forget much of their clothing. But this is Carnival, and for Trinidadians the entire social year revolves around this event — which also attracts tens of thousands of foreigners, like myself, who themselves become Trini, if only for a short time.
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