Jamaican Impressions


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Published: July 8th 2007EDIT THIS ENTRY

So finally the long awaited travel has started.. Much planning (?) and now the results! We have had a very interesting and flavorful 5 days and are starting to unwind - but by no means to the full Jamaican level yet!

Eljott a varva vart pillanat, amit oly sokat terveztunk?! Mit modjak eleg mozgalmas es valtozatos 5 nap van mogottunk. Kezdunk ellazulni, de azert meg nem a jamaikai szinten!

It will come to no surprise to you all that people here are really cool, chilled out and relaxed. The typical Jamaican is exactly as you would picture - dreads, a big wide smile exposing a toothless grin, with clothes and a 'it'll get done in its own good time' attitude to match. 'Big respect to the whitey-tourists' they tell us - and they are very friendly, but still they charge us time and a half the local rate to buy things. Half respect anyway!

Ami nem meglepo itt mindenki nagyon laza es jo fej. A tipikus jamaikai eppen olyan amilyennek elkepzeled. Rasta fej, szeles fogatlan mosoly es a 'Hol van meg karacsony' hozzaallas. Angliaban a hotel transzfer 20 perce 3 percet jelentett, az itteni 45-t.
Amugy mindenki
nagyon tisztelettudo es kedves hozzank feherekhez, ami egyuttal magaban foglalja a helyiek tarifajanak a 1,5 szereset.

Since arriving we have been getting a good number of km's under our belt - in fact we have traveled from Kingston in the south to Negril on the west coast in an anticlockwise direction all along the coastline. The transportation here is cost effective, without delays, friendly and intimate (not a typical characteristic of transport, but 20 people and 2 BIG bags in a 15 place minibus is really cozy!). I feel quite stupid - I almost asked the driver at the start of out trip if it was duel carriageway of motorway around the island - actually its 1/2 lanes of GPrix twisty roads with pot holes like moon craters. Nice. But catching a ride is made dead easy, as it seems like every Jamaican is a taxi driver - no problem of car sharing over here!

Miota megjottunk nem keves km-t tettunk meg. Ha azt hiszed rosszak az utak Magyarorszagon, itt meg tanulhatsz. Az hogy a szigeten atvezeto fout esetenkent egysavos, es akkora katyuk vannak amibe egy gyerek is eltunik, nem zavarja a minibusz 20 utasat, akik bensosegesen osztoznak a 15 helyen (JA plusz a ket hatizsak=2 HELY). De a keses fogalma nem ismert, mert addig varunk amig a busz meg nem telik, es utana rogton ott a kovetkezo jelolt. A fel nemzet taxizassal keresi a kenyeret.

After the few days we have spent here we can't claim to know Jamaica - not by far, but we do have ideas of our own and from the locals about the hot spots.. We started out in the Blue Mts next to Kingston which was a great 'false start' to the trip - really relaxing with great friendly people and beautiful nature. To see the humming birds in the wild like I am used to seeing blackbirds was unexpected.

Az elmult nehany napban szereztunk nemi ismeretet az orszag lakoirol es kulonbozo tajairol. Turankat a Blue Mountains-ben (Kek hegyseg) kezdtuk, Kingston mellett, ami jo kezdesnek bizonyult. Az emeberek baratsagosak, a csokitorta fantasztikus es a kolibrik ugy repkednek korulotted, mint a verebek otthon.

Then you have the Portland area. We didn't have much time traveling through but it seems less developed with less tourists and with some nice coastline - especially the Blue lagoon, a great place to recover from a bumpy car ride.

Aztan kovetkezett Portland megye?, ami kevesbe fejlett, lattunk igazan lerobbant lako negyedeket, kevesebb turista, de a Kek laguna, valami csodalatos elmeny es teljesen feledteti veled a hosszu uton elszenvedett bukkanok altal okozott seruleseket.

And last but not least the famed beach resort of Negril. 9 miles of white sandy beach with the hot water we all hope for on our holidays (both sea and shower!!).

Vegul, de nem utoljara Negril, ami egy 9 merfold hosszu feher homokos tengerpart kristalytriszta es meleg (min 28-30 fok, Andy szerint csak az en homerom mert ennyit) vizzel, aminel jobbet nem is kivanhatna barki a nyaralasa alatt.

So we will do our best to continue enjoying these harsh conditions, and showing some whitey respect to these locals in an attempt to get even cheaper drinks!

Egyenlore ennyi, kuzdunk a nehezsegekkel es az arakkal!



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