"“No problem, mon”" Top 5 Page for this destination Jamaica by toonsarah

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Road sign near Ocho Rios

There’s more to Jamaica than all-inclusive resorts and beaches, great though these may be for some.

We came looking for the “real Jamaica”, whatever that is, and I think, just now and then, we found it.

Our Jamaica

Lush green landscapes with drifts of smoke; friendly people; colourful shacks; iridescent hummingbirds; beautiful sunsets; chilled beer and rum cocktails; reggae rhythms and rasta hats …

… that was our Jamaica.

On this page I hope to give you a flavour of the island, and have also included some tips about places that just didn’t fit into any of my other Jamaican pages: Kingston, Ocho Rios and Negril.

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  • Last visit to Jamaica: Feb 2008
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  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Excellent tips on what seems to be a lovely island!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2010 at 1:54 AM

    Sarah, thank you for giving me the flavour of the island....

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2010 at 6:36 AM

    Super page about a place we must go to one day - MrL's g-g'father was born in Jamaica in 1839 - a complicated and romantic part of the family story.

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2009 at 5:50 AM

    What a colourful page Sarah...and I love your writing style :o) Also loved your pic of that bird!...gorgeous!! :o) One place I'd love to visit! Hugs, Ann xx

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    most insightful. Looks like you really did get a good view of the island

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 11:19 PM

    Excellent information and pictures!

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Good to see that your b******t detector is working just fine ;~)

  • claude-andre's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2008 at 3:06 AM

    I didn't experience Caribbean, but it's on the agenda. As allways, your tips are very interesting.

  • asiantraveler's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2008 at 12:17 AM

    good job...nice info and pictures

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2008 at 8:50 AM

    Superb page Sarah! We nearly booked for Kingston a couple of years ago, then went to Thasos instead (££!)... and good thing we did, as that week they had a terrible hurricane! Really enjoyed your photos too :)


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