Trinidad and Tobago
Uneventful time getting to Trinidad and Tobago via IAH. Exit row seating helps, and the complimentary first class upgrade on the second leg helped even more.
Late evening landing at Piarco International Airport (POS) and a first meal in Trinidad of Royal Castle fried chicken, right at the airport. As I found out a few minutes later, fast food, especially fried chicken, is very popular here... so, ummmm, I guess I had a proper introduction to the local fast food??
Car rental went smoothly, although they went over the whole car inch by inch on both checkout and return. Theft and damage are apparently a serious problem here-- which made earlier advice to stick to main roads, especially at night, all the more understandable. That said, the fact I wasted stomach space on fried chicken when it turns out there were a half-dozen local food stands right at the airport-adjacent gas station....... doh. Oh well!
Final surprise of the night was to find what is a affordable hotel in the USA (Courtyard by Marriott) being considered a luxury hotel here. Down to the location by Port of Spain's biggest mall, and a guarded, wrought-iron-fenced parking lot (!).