Trinidad and Tobago for steelpan, scarlet ibis, and shark and bake

Our guide in Port of Spain, Trinidad, pointed to a concrete lot as we drove past it on the way to our hotel. "That’s one of the panyards." Which explained nothing at all. It wasn’t until a couple of days later I understood. Steelpan is the term for steel drums in Trinidad and Tobago. And panyards are where steelpan band members set up their steel drums and practice. You do need a whole vacant lot…