Blogs from Montego Bay, Jamaica, Central America Caribbean - page 2


Our B&B was perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the incredible views of Montego Bay and the cruise ships that slide by, but alas, no picture perfect sunsets presented. We were lucky enough to get a room upgrade as we were the only tennants during our stay and we were well looked after. The accommodation was the best of our trip and the fruit platter entree to breakfast was outstanding. Re my earlier comment about mangoes, I've found the best mangoes in the Caribbean; probably the world; they hang from a tree in the backyard of the B&B at 13 Cornish Road Montego Bay. Attraction: Proximity to Hip street and it's restaurants and bars and Dr. Caves beach. Doctor Caves beach is only a couple of hundred metres long but has a deeper and more ... read more
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Doctor caves beach
Doctor Caves beach

Central America Caribbean » Jamaica » Montego Bay December 31st 2010

Central America Caribbean » Jamaica » Montego Bay December 30th 2010

Once again we set off through the countryside of Jamaica, this time venture to Negril. We passed thru towns full of people, shack like stands and pretty little homes. After shopping we went to the famous Rick's Cafe to watch the cliff divers and ended the evening with a Jamaican dinner. The next day we left the Whitehouse resort to travel to Montego Bay for the remainder of our time here. After visiting the hip strip, and meeting at Margaritiaville for the daring slide we went for a swim with unusual friends--- dolphins! We learned about the dolphins and tested their strength as they swam around us jumped and flapped their tails. Of course we got a kiss and petted their bellied before they waved good bye to us with their tails. Our trip is drawing ... read more
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Today was quite possibly the most fun day I've ever had. I've had a lot of fun days, seen a lot of cool things, and done a lot of cool thins, but today...well if it doesn't top them it ties them for first. The day started at 9 am when we were picked up by a small van. He took us through Montego Bay to two other resorts to pick up other people. Among them were two newly weds (as of yesterday!) John and Samantha. They had gotten married at their resort and were using it as a dual wedding/honeymoon. They were very nice people and close to our age (26~). We chatted with them for the hour ride up a mountain and through the jungle. Once we got to the “base camp” we headed to ... read more
Geared up

Hi from Jamaica! Its Thursday, July 22nd, 2010. Its about 10:42 PM and I'm sitting on my balcony at the Holiday Inn SunSpree All-inclusive resort in Montego Bay Jamaica. Its amazing here! We arrived after a short 3.5 hour flight on the 21st, and we took a quick 10 minute cab ride (with a nice/funny driver) to our resort. Once checked in, we dug into the food and drinks and we really haven't stopped since. Kenji and I are eating like 4-6 times a day! Mostly snacking all day with one or two decent sized meals in between. I'm going to be fat when I come back!! There are a lot of things included in the package, but some that are not. You can use snorkels for free but cannot go out to a reef (on ... read more

Well, After a very long, and very tedious day, we have discovered that travel to Lima is impossible for the next 3 days. As Kenji's dad works for Continental, we are flying very cheap, and therefore we are on standby. Today the flight was extremly overbooked, due to weather conditions from yesterday, and as a result we missed the flight today. The problem is, the next 3 days are also really overbooked for the Lima flights. After sitting down for 3 hours today and exhausting all possabilities (Panama, New York, Los Angels, Bolivia, Columbia, etc) and then connecting flights, we realized there is no way to get us to Peru on standby in the next 4 days. Even if we paid full price for a ticket (1800$) there is a high chance we wouldn't make it ... read more

Há exatamente um mês eu estava desembarcando em Montego Bay, na Jamaica. Começava ali uma estadia de seis dias diante de um mar imensamente verde-azul. Fui por "obrigação". Tinha de conseguir um novo visto para permanecer aqui nos EUA. O que obtive quando cheguei, de seis meses, venceria no final de fevereiro. Primeiro pensei em ir para Reykjavik, na Islândia. O preço era bom. Seria a chance de conhecer um lugar que dificilmente iria partindo do Brasil. Mas após ver um anúncio no jornal sobre a ilha caribenha, mudei radicalmente os planos. Fui parar num resort daqueles ao estilo "all inclusive". Confesso que achei meio brega. O clima me lembrou o de shopping centers - que eu não gosto nadinha... Aquele mundo de gente indo e vindo, o zum zum zum de crianças e adolescentes, adultos ... read more
Breaking the rule
Little Cute Kitten

I recently returned from a service-learning trip to Jamaica, courtesy of a program led through the place I work (Preston College--a residential college (ie, super special dormitory) at USC). The following entries are from that trip. We spent 9 days in Jamaica, mostly working at a local high school. Hope you enjoy! -- We got to the Charlotte airport today at an ungodly hour (pre-7:00 a.m.) after convening in Columbia at an even ungodlier hour (pre-5:00 a.m.). Things went smoothly at first, which should've made me suspect something amiss immediately. Our plane should've taken off at 9:30 a.m. Alas, when we got through security with no problems or hangups, we found our plane had been delayed to 10:10 a.m. And then it was 11:30 a.m. And then it was... Two more hours, and two more hours, ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Jamaica » Montego Bay February 13th 2010

The last couple of days have been very chilled. We went to Doctor's Cave, a beach on the Hip Strip for an afternoon with a couple of neighbours from where we're staying. Two German student doctors who are working in the Mobay hospital and our room mate, Jon from Canada. The Docs had some interesting facts, the most crazy being that the most common cause of burns in Jamaica are acid burns. Women who are fighting over a man will throw acid in the other's face to disfigure them so that they're not attractive anymore. I've gradually started to notice over the past week that women are not considered equals. I am ignored by Jamaican men in conversations in taxis and on excursions. For someone like me who is used to talking, some might say a ... read more

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