"JAMAICA" Jamaica by Pawtuxet

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COLORFUL JAMAICA

There are two distinct views you can take of Jamaica. You can stay in one of those amazing resorts on Montego Bay and luxuriate in the sunshine...drinking exotic concoctions while enjoying the company of tourists from many places. OR...you can look a little closer at the real Jamaica.
Along the way on a tour, we came upon locals selling this colorful fabric. When we looked at the maker's mark along the edge...it was made in Pontiac Mills, Rhode Island!! We were amused.

  • Last visit to Jamaica: Jan 1983
  • Intro Updated Feb 18, 2004
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2009 at 11:30 PM

    Ever thought of going back to see if its changed? Always think of colour & exotic when I think of Jamacia.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2009 at 8:14 AM

    Really colorful - and adventurous these days! You found a great place to say w/lots of local flavor. <(•¿•)>

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2009 at 7:52 AM

    Great insight into Jamaica with lovely photographs especially the street life. Thanks for sharing. ~ho & pang

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2009 at 5:24 AM

    Good tips here. Hi from South Africa

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Interesting glimpses of real life in Jamaica, not just what the tourist usually sees. It sounds like a lovely place with kind-hearted but often poor people. Never heard of bread fruit before. Thanks for sharing.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    Interesting page on Jamaica. Your accommodation looks amazing. I always wondered what bread-fruit tastes like? Nice pictures too.Thanks for sharing.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2007 at 7:28 AM

    We're headed for Montego Bay among other stops this summer. I don't think we'll see this side of Jamaica, though. I'll have to be on the lookout for bread fruit! THANKS, Janet.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2007 at 1:40 PM

    A fascinating page on a country that I have always dreamed to visit. I give an interesting view of the real country. Going to Jamaica to stay inside a resort would be a shame!

  • fdrich29's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2007 at 12:56 AM

    Another great page Janet. I like how you captured some of your time in the "real Jamaica".

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2007 at 11:34 AM

    Great to see some pics of what Jamaica looks like from the local's point of view! Interesting tips on the breadfruit too - Captain Bligh was trying to import it from the South Pacific when the 'Bounty' had its mutiny!

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