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Mar 15, 2014 - Sharing the love in Jamrock

After arriving in kingston, Jamaica, with the fierce morning sun blaring down on me, I sat back in the car and soaked in my surroundings. Brightly colored buildings, stray goats wandering aimlessly through the streets, smells of barbecued chicken and spices, noisy crowds and the sweet sound of reggae music. As I walked into the building I was welcomed not only by the coolness of the air conditioning, but by this picture, of a smiling Jamaican lady surrounded by flowers. It brightened my day, as did the fresh plate of salt fish and aki which...

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May 21, 2008 - Bob Marley Musuem and Digicel function

Before i start, pics from this night will be added once i can download them. Arrived into Kingston Jamaica at noon yesterday. We decided that we would head to the Bob Marley Museum and do the tour. Whilst there, the locals mentioned that both cricket teams would be there in a couple of hours (the Aussies only for 1 hour max). After some sweet talking from Speedie, all of us were invited to return for free food and drink. It was an amazing night...there was about 5 aussies that showed up; Ricky, Mr Cricket, Beau Casson, Doug Bollinger (oh my...

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Apr 9, 2007 - Kingston, Jamaica

April 9-12, 2007 Ja Mon, welcome to Jamaica. The Jamaican people were very friendly and also there accent is awesome. The city of Kingston probably isn't one of the nicest places that I have been to in the world, but it is a bit different to most big cities. The layout of the city itself was spread out and not full of too many high rise buildings. As was expected in Kingston there was a big waft of Marijuana smell in most places as you walked by the local citizens. Of course going to Jamaica the home of Reggae it was only fitting that we...

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Dec 5, 2006 - JAMAICA - am off...for now!!

well made the v hard decision and stuck with original plans of moving on...was so tempted to stay , especially for christmas. i will DEFINITELY be back one day [prob straight after my trip!] and will spend more time here. a BIG THANK YOU to herbie and maxine for showing me such a good time and looking after me. i really feel like their house is my second home they made me so welcome. hopefully they won't miss me too much, but at least we can all start dieting and detoxing at last after 2 weeks of bingeing - but that's what holidays are for...

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Nov 30, 2006 - JAMAICA: North Coast

had an early start this morning and drove north through the mountains from kingston to ocho rios on the north coast. the scenery was stunning, everywhere is so green and lush....passed through lots of little communities where people seem to make their living selling fruits and all sorts of things by the roadsides. the north coast is much more geared to tourists and it struck me straight away how much more developed it was than parts of kingston. our first stop was dunns river falls, which any of u who have been to jamaica am sure have...

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Nov 23, 2006 - JAMAICA - Kingston arrival

Here I am in Jamaica!! Wasn't sad at all to leave Miami - especially as the whole airport experience was such a complete nightmare...it was the Thanksgiving holiday and apparently I'd chosen to fly on the busiest day of the year...it was complete chaos. Loads of v annoying Americans everywhere and can't say I'll be rushing back to the country in a hurry!! Although I've got to go there twice more on connecting flights but hopefully it can't be as bad as that again!! Fortunately didn't have any problems at customs and Uncle Herbie (aka "The...

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Travelling Amy

Jan 18, 2005 - Maximum Repose in Ocho Rios

I've noticed that many Jamaicans will begin a conversation with a foreigner using something resembling the Queen's English and then gradually slip into rich, impenetrable patois, with its singular cadences and rhythms. By route taxi from Port Antonio to Ocho Rios (US$4) I was treated by the driver to a lecture called 'What Love Is', which, if I understood correctly, was rather a discussion of what love isn't. I take such moments as my cue to switch on the tape recorder: 'Der dem tell you love is naught but a fire o' da loins, but I here...

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Jan 11, 2005 - Portland Parish

Soggy but determined, I made the descent down to Buff Bay on the north coast via successive short trips in route taxis. These are the ubiquitous white station wagons that ply the entire island picking up and discharging passengers. Authorized by the government and identified by their distinctive red license plates, these stalwart little coaches provide the backbone of Jamaica's current mass transit system. They are the kings of the road. In general, route taxis are driven by maverick individuals who have demonstrated a certain panache -...

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Jan 3, 2005 - Into the Blue

The Blue Mountains of Jamaica rise from the edge of low-lying Kingston to soaring heights of 6000 feet. Once you start your ascent, the hullabaloo of the capital quickly becomes a resonant memory before slipping entirely from your consciousness. The road twists and turns and climbs through progressively lush foliage, carrying you into some of the world's best coffee-producing lands. As it's easy to find a tour company to carry you into the Blue Mountains, I opted to spend my time gathering information to assist the independent traveler. My...

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Dec 28, 2004 - Kingston - Into the Morass

In the past I have made forays into much of Jamaica, but I have never before visited the capital. Before skidding onto the runway the plane swooped down so low over Kingston Bay that I assumed we were about to make a water landing. I thought to myself: this city is going to eat me alive. In the last edition of Jamaica under the Dangers and Annoyances heading, the advice is clear: Stick to the main streets! Don't walk alone after dark! Don't make eye contact with higglers! Don't go on photo safaris in Trench Town! Be constantly alert! Don't...

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Nov 14, 2004 - Jamaica

After a day recovering from the car accident in Miami, Stacey and I flew out to Kingston Jamaica. We spent three days in Kingston, an interesting city full of contradictions. Not enough time to understand a culture, and I admit many of the comments and observations I make in this entry shouldn't really be made after such a sort time in a country, but I will share what I felt anyway. I would like to put the proviso that everything I say here could be totally wrong and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'. Especially I will mention the...

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