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Central America Caribbean » Jamaica » Negril February 16th 2012

Hi Everyone!! We arrived safe and sound in Jamaica on Saturday afternoon after some bizaar overnight flights. Oh well, coming back to Jamaica is worth a few red eye flights!! A funny thing was that we had to circle Jamaica for 30 minutes while they repaired a pot hole on the runway!! But we landed safely and our friends Gary and Carol from Edmonton arrived a few hours later and soon we were on the shuttle van on the way to Negril with a red stripe in hand!!! Our driver, Carlton gave us a little commentary along the way which was great. To us, Negril is like paradise!! As we set our eyes on the white sand beach and crystal clear blue aqua water we knew why we wanted to return again. As well, the vibe ... read more
A Little Girl Enjoying Herself at the Donkey Races
Beach Food
Back In Jamaica

Central America Caribbean » Jamaica » Kingston September 17th 2011

I completed the Katimavik program on August 18th and returned home that day. I spent the rest of summer visiting family and friends whom I haven’t seen for 6 months and missed very much. I wanted to get involved in the travel industry so I wanted to find work in a hotel. I worked at a Future Inns Moncton as a housekeeper. The work was not bad, but I really started to get bored of it, and Moncton. So almost every night when I got home I looked for work anywhere but here. I looked everywhere from in Canada to overseas. I came across an ad in a place called Mount Edge, Jamaica. It was located in the Blue Mountains, about 30 minutes away from the capital; Kingston. Ever since I was young I had this ... read more

Arrived Kingston to find no pick up driver; OK, go to Plan B. Contact with accommodation person was greeted with a no answer. Plan C - wing-it with local taxi; all good in the end. Like most Caribbean places, homes/buildings are heavily protected with security grills, steel fencing, razor wire and the like. I have seen no evidence of crime in travels so far but the amount of security guards suggest otherwise. Main attraction was the visit and tour of Bob Marley's place. Tried the roasted peanuts from the street vendors pushing trolley type boilers whistling with steam - very good. Jamaica gets my vote as having the best mangoes; extremely juicy and fleshy. They have a slightly stronger flavor and rival our home grown Bowens. ... read more
Bob Marley's House
Bus Kingston to Ochos Rios
Roasted Peanuts

Hello hello, I’ve now been onboard the Oasis for 100 days. Which means that coupled with my seatime on the Independence, I only have 132 more days until I’m finished on the Oasis. But more importantly, I’ll be finished as a cadet forever! Life here is interesting as always. Seems that every day offers something completely different. Last week in Fort Lauderdale I went with one of the fire teams to a marine fire school. It was a fantastic learning experience! We coupled search and rescue with fire fighting in enclosed spaces, so it was even more hands on than the last time I went to fire school. The only bad part about it was the weather. 38 celsius out and horribly humid outside the burn box, but inside with the fire burning the temperature hit ... read more
Jet Blast
Airbus A340
Mudding in our Rental Car

Day trip to Negril at the western tip of Jamaica with miles of picturesque sandy beaches and a rocky headland at the most western point. Attraction: beaches, lighthouse and cliff faced accommodation and bars of which Rick's cafe has earned international recognition. ... read more
Rick' Cafe
Fresh air
Rick's Cafe pool

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
Montego bay View
Doctor caves beach
Doctor Caves beach

Say Ahhhh! Sunset on the beach With massive amount of rum’ and excellent quantity in relaxation… …herbs’ do take on interpretations of their own No agony just pure ecstasy Especially those borneth some 18+ ago… …where are you? Jamaica! Because tranquility is this island’s best fragrance A destination that is worth exploring Jamaica! Continue undergoing profound changes Nouveau… …one’ of the true treasures in the Caribbean-West Indies… …faster pace than most other islands found in this hemisphere They drive faster here They cuss’ more with each other in continuous friendly gesture’… …if one is visiting for the first time Such an experience could throw one a curve in wrong assumptions One might have the incorrect impression… …Jamaica populous is one ‘fightful’ nation Nothing could be further from the truth Don’t be... read more

Arrived Ochos Rios midday by overland bus from Kingston - nice bus and trip with the road very narrow and mountainous. I have no idea how the driver did it. The hand on the horn approaching every corner had a very clear message - get out of the way. With a cruise ship in the harbour on arrival I knew we were going to be up against it (crowds) when visiting the Dunne's River Falls; didn't count on the whole of Jamaica starting school holidays two days earlier than scheduled. On the bright side we were able to get lost among the crowd to not be too much prey to the ever present souvenir hawkers. The falls climb was good although Lesia was not so sharing in my enthusiasm. The cruise ship left allowing us (we ... read more
Beach Ochos Rios
Dunns River Falls
Dunns River Falls

Jamaïque Pour débuter je voudrais vous décrire notre pire navigation depuis le début du voyage. Nous sommes parti de Santiago de Cuba, j'avais pris la météo la veille et les vents annoncé était de 15 kn avec des vagues de 6 pi. Bon pas la perfection mais pas si mal. Juste avant de partir, la météo a changé et le vent est devenu 20 kn et les vagues à 8 pi. Et la direction était de face. Nous avons décidé de partir quand même car le dédouanement n'est pas facile et le bateau devenait de plus en plus sale à cause de la pollution de la baie. En partant de Cuba j'ai décidé de diminuer ma voile avant et d'installer un foc sur mon étai largable qui réduirait la gîte. La corde de l'enrouleur du génois ... read more
Port Antonio
L'Eau-Dace 4 sous l'arc-en-ciel
paysage de détente

Central America Caribbean » Jamaica » Ocho Rios February 15th 2011

Jamaica is beautiful, Ocho Rios is tropical and I’ve never seen such clear waters! You can see to the bottom of the ocean! Ocho Rio's population: 14,000, Jamaica: 2.7mill. Jamaicans are generally Farmers or Teachers. They have two school sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, because there are just too many kids. Tamara(Serbia) and I went to a beach called Mahogany Bay, (I will add some pictures soon) did some kayaking and just spent the rest of the time swimming. We were also in Nassau, Bahamas, but I was working, so I couldn't get off, but it is just as beautiful there, can't wait to have my day off in Nassau ... read more

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