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Fraser's Fruit and Juice Bar

Tobago is a small island in the south of the Caribbean, just 11 degrees above the Equator; it is approximately 42 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide. The population is about 55,000 people and most of the island is covered in tropical rain forest. Tobago has the oldest protected Forest Reserve in the western hemisphere.

Tobago is a small island in the south of the Caribbean, just 11 degrees above the Equator; it is approximately 42 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide. The population is about 55,000 people and most of the island is covered in tropical rain forest. Tobago has the oldest protected Forest Reserve in the western hemisphere.

Take the road from Bloody Bay on the Caribbean coast up through the rain forest, past the Forest Edge Restaurant, past the outlook post where you can buy delicious home made cakes from Big Mama and Darkie (that’s how they introduce themselves to you), past the Gilpin Trail where you can go on a 4 hour guided trek through the rain forest, then over the main ridge and back down the other side towards Roxborough. As you come down the steep and winding road feel the coolness of the hills evaporate and the temperature rise as you get down to sea level at the Atlantic coast side of the Island.

Just as you come out of the rain forest and before you reach Roxborough, the first building you see on the left hand side of the road, is a painted shack, with a rough hand painted sign saying “Cold Coconut Water”. Next to the shack is a rickety, decking area, over-looking a shallow river.

As soon as you see this place STOP! This is Fraser’s Fruit and Juice bar. Fraser is a very friendly, knowledgeable and decent man. He lives with his family; a beautiful, shy wife and several children in the house on the hill on the opposite side of the road from the shack. He has a garden he tends, chickens and dogs running about the place and children too when they are not at school. Fraser greets all visitors with a big smile and he makes THE best fruit juice drinks in the whole of Tobago – just ask for one of Fraser’s Magic Juices and you’ll see what I mean. He will hand you a freshly made jug of liquid health.

While you sit on the rickety old deck sipping your juice, there are ample lomographic opportunities and if you are lucky Fraser will come and talk to you about the Island, about his family, his garden, the importance of being good and looking out for other people in life.
When you leave and Fraser says “Bless” to send you on your way you will feel refreshed in body and soul.

http://www.mytobago.info/index.php

written by janette

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