Tag Archives: Jamaica

Dramatic Sunset in Port Royal, Jamaica

Few visitors to Jamaica stray far from the resorts and attractions on the north coast. Even fewer get to Port Royal, the one-time Pirate Capital of the World, on a promontory south of Kingston. This is a shame, because Port … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #6: Friends

Welcome to Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I will pick a word or phrase as the theme for that week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits with … Continue reading

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Pirate Capital’s Earthquake Battered Giddy House, Jamaica

In the late 17th Century, Port Royal in Jamaica was the pirate capital of the Caribbean. Which is why the British Royal Navy built Fort Charles there in 1655, in an attempt to control the turmoil of what was considered … Continue reading

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Bob Marley’s Mausoleum, Jamaica

In the hills of central Jamaica is the tiny village of Nine Mile. At first glance, this unremarkable hamlet holds little to interest your average tourist. Until you realise it is both the birthplace and final resting place of one … Continue reading

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Climbing Jamaican Waterfalls

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about freezing-cold waterfalls in Iceland. Today I’m going to introduce you to a couple that are a teensy bit warmer! The first is Dunns River Falls, which tumble 600 feet into … Continue reading

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Boston Bay, Jamaica – Home of Jerk Cooking

One of the best things about travelling for me, is getting to try local foods. Almost every trip we go on adds a new recipe (or at least the foundation of a recipe) to our list of everyday staple meals … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Blue Lagoon

Jamaica’s Blue Lagoon is a small inlet off San San Bay in the northeast part of the island, a little east of Port Antonio in Portland Parish. Legend has it that the Blue Hole is bottomless, but a more scientific … Continue reading

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