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Old 03-28-2013, 06:43 PM
 
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Helo to everyone...

I need some information about Trinidad. My friend and I got a job for J1 visa, and we will be working in quick-service restaurant. We are from Europe, coming to USA for Work and Travel Program.
I read plenty topics on the forum about Trinidad, but I was wondering if anyone can give me a little bit more information?
Is Trinidad really such dangerous place to live? We will be spending 3 months in the city,and now I'm getting second thoughts from all of the negativity stuff I read.
Is it visited by tourists? What can we expect from working in a restaurant? Are there job opportunities for summer season?
Any kind of information would be good.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Yes, it is dangerous. You are at high risk of dying from boredom.

Seriously, it's not dangerous. I lived there during my high school years and generally have a negative overall report to offer. But I do my best to try to say positive things about places, and if your sojourn in Trinidad is not permanent, it can actually be quite pleasant. I would say the best thing about Trinidad is the location, and the access to some great outdoors just west of town. If you like outdoors, hiking, camping, etc, then you may enjoy it there.

If you were thinking of moving into town to start a business, I would advice you to look elsewhere.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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I haven't been to Trinidad, Colorado to give you any first hand knowledge, but I wonder if in your internet search you may have stumbled on Trinidad in the Caribbean, where some areas can be dangerous.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:19 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Omg lol

Trinidad, Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Population = 9K
Location = middle of nowhere
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Corona
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I haven't been to Trinidad, Colorado to give you any first hand knowledge, but I wonder if in your internet search you may have stumbled on Trinidad in the Caribbean, where some areas can be dangerous.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Corona
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Trinidad is one of the few cities I haven't been to in CO, but I love Pagosa Springs for a visit its 3 hours west and it is so beautiful.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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And if you're looking for a sex change operation, look no further!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinida...f_the_World.22
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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They no longer do sex change operation there. The woman moved permanently out of State. Trinidad wants to play which they should on their Western Hertage and I guess she got in the way.

If you love the outdoor life as I do then you will like Trinidad. Also, there is a lot of art work in town. If you looking for night life well you might have a problem then.

I generally visit Trinidad every year and never get tired of the hiking and beauty. Thought about moving on the Raton pass. Of course living on a ranch now you can see that entertainment isn't a big deal to me. Enough outdoor stuff to keep me busy all year. If you like winter take a day to Cuchara and have a beer and pizza near the slopes.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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Helo to everyone...

I need some information about Trinidad. My friend and I got a job for J1 visa, and we will be working in quick-service restaurant. We are from Europe, coming to USA for Work and Travel Program.
I read plenty topics on the forum about Trinidad, but I was wondering if anyone can give me a little bit more information?
Is Trinidad really such dangerous place to live? We will be spending 3 months in the city,and now I'm getting second thoughts from all of the negativity stuff I read.
Is it visited by tourists? What can we expect from working in a restaurant? Are there job opportunities for summer season?
Any kind of information would be good.
I used to work for an employer that used a lot of people on a J-1 visa. So I am very familiar with the program.

My question is do you have a solid job offer in place? I would make sure you know what you are getting into in regards to your employer. Since it sounds like you are new to the USA and this visa, my concern is that you sign on with a reputable employer.

Also does your employer furnish housing and if not how will you find housing?

Trinidad is a large town, not really a city and doesn't have a whole lot of tourist traffic.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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I used to work for an employer that used a lot of people on a J-1 visa. So I am very familiar with the program.

My question is do you have a solid job offer in place? I would make sure you know what you are getting into in regards to your employer. Since it sounds like you are new to the USA and this visa, my concern is that you sign on with a reputable employer.

Also does your employer furnish housing and if not how will you find housing?

Trinidad is a large town, not really a city and doesn't have a whole lot of tourist traffic.

Yes, it seems that I have probably mixed cities. My bad
Well, we don't know what kind of restaurant it is, but I assume it's something like McDonald's, KFC... We will get the right address and all the details when we sign the job offer. (and that would probably be on Monday) So,right know I'm trying to get all information I can get. I don't have a problem with being bored in the city, or with natures beauty.
We will be staying in a hotel,and the room will cost for a month $400 per person. Maybe, when we come there,we will be looking for some cheaper place to live. Is that possible? is the price overrated?
What is my biggest concern, will we be able to get a second job? We definitely want a second job, so is there many demands for it? We really want to work for three months as much as we can...
Can you tell me little bit more about your experience with that employer and how where students managed, and were they satisfied with the city, pay? Maybe it's the same employer
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