This is your ultimate guide to surviving, yes I said surviving, UWI CHTM Carnival 2016. Whether you’re a carnival baby or it’s your first time, it is guaranteed that you will have an amazing time! You don’t want to miss this!
What you will want to do:
Get in shape – being prepared in advance is always good. Carnival is a high energy and stamina event. If you intend on surviving through all the parties leading up to and after it, getting in shape is suggested. It’s not too late; gym, jog, do whatever you need to do to be ready. “Iz fete afta fete afta fete afta fete!”
Have a hearty breakfast on Carnival morning and allow appropriate time for digestion – nobody wants to faint at the side of the road or be bent over vomiting on the sidewalk. Save yourself the embarrassment and eat on time.
Drink lots of fluids and stay hydrated
Get lots of sleep before the event
Wear comfortable shoes, it’s a long road!
Do you get sunburn easily? Hats, shades, sunscreen and stockings are your friends, keep them close.
Listen to SOCA! You cannot, I repeat, CANNOT go to carnival without knowing the hottest soca music. It is essential if you want to enjoy your carnival experience. What do I suggest? Private Ryan Soca Brainwash
Stay safe – this is the most important tip you will receive. Always be aware of your surroundings and stick to the designated areas for the events. Your safety is your priority. Ensure that you secure your personal belongings such as your wallets, money, cellphones etc. This is your responsibility. It is inevitable, there will be alcohol, drink within your limits.
By Samantha Seedath, BSc. Tourism Management 2016
Photography by Elizabeth Mackay © 2015