June 9, 2016

Grand Cayman: Top 5 Things to Do

Despite its small size, there are plenty of things to do in Grand Cayman, the largest of the Cayman islands.....

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National Gallery of Jamaica
June 7, 2016

National Gallery of Jamaica

I love downtown Kingston, home to beautiful historic colonial buildings, the Houses of Parliament and street markets. Nestled away just...

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June 3, 2016

Help at Homestead Girls Home

The Homestead Girls Home in Stony Hill, Kingston is a state-operated children's home for girls.  Taking girls aged between 12 and...

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May 29, 2016

Top 4 Jerk Joints in Kingston

Jamaica, the land of wood and water is synonymous with jerk. That spicy fragrant meat, slow cooked over aromatic pimento...

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April 29, 2016

Eat Like a Local: 5 Jamaican Foods You Need to Try

I'm constantly amazed by the foods and flavours I come across in Jamaica. On my way back from a run...

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Woman Celebrating Carnival, Kingston
April 3, 2016

Kingston Bacchanal

For the last couple of years, I've been telling myself that I am going to take part in Kingston carnival...

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Bubbling Spring, St Elizabeth.
March 26, 2016

Bubbling Spring, St Elizabeth.

Most visitors to Jamaica have heard of the healing waters of Rockfort Mineral Bath and the powerful minerals to be found...

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Waiting at the JDF Newcastle Barracks
February 28, 2016

Catherine’s Peak

Recently, we've had a few set backs on our Blue Mountain hikes. We dug out maps, routed a handful of trails we...

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February 27, 2016

6 Funny Jamaican Proverbs (and how to use in conversation)

I love Jamaican Patois, it's expressive, colourful and to a foreigner often confusing. When I first moved to Kingston, if anyone...

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Cinchona, named after the tree from which came quinine – the first treatment for malaria.
February 14, 2016

Cinchona Botanical Gardens.

At an altitude of between 4,500 and 5,500 ft. in the hills of St. Andrew is Cinchona Botanical Gardens. Established...

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December 7, 2015

11 Things I’ve Learnt After One Year Living in Jamaica

If a Jamaican asked you to bring a couple of apples and you brought two, they likely wouldn't be very...

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November 16, 2015

Parlez Patois: My Top 5

Entertain yourself, and anyone listening for that matter!  Try out these introductory Jamaican patois phrases.  With some practice, you might...

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Rockfort Mineral Bath, Kingston.
October 14, 2015

Rockfort Mineral Bath, Kingston.

    50x more radioactive than Vichy, Kingstonians flock to Rockfort to soak in the healing mineral waters. The springs...

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October 13, 2015

You’re Jamaican when: You can’t go out in rain

The rain has been falling here faster than any wet bank holiday weekend in Blighty and the Jamaica landscape has...

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October 4, 2015

One Night in San Juan and I’m Hooked

As my taxi wiggles through Old San Juan, I try to chat to the driver but fail due to my...

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August 4, 2015

British virgin islands

It's a big commitment to get to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands from Jamaica but 24 hours later I...

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July 29, 2015

Hiking the Blue Mountain Peak.

I'm sat in a taxi straddling a pair of giant speakers, with Mariah Carey blasting out between my legs, as...

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July 24, 2015

Never smothered yourself in coconut oil? You’ve obviously never lived

What's that smell? my husband says sniffing the air, as I climb into bed. What smell? I say, also sniffing the...

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Seville Great House, Jamaica
July 17, 2015

New Seville, St Ann

In the last year I must have visited New Seville a dozen times, whenever I'm in St Ann, I always try...

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Strawberry Hill, St Andrew, Jamaica.
July 14, 2015

Strawberry Hill, St Andrew.

  You'll find this wonderful, tropical oasis just a short thirty minute drive from the chaos of Papine. Winding up through small hamlets nestled...

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July 2, 2015

Montego Bay and Nearby Attractions

Montego Bay sits on the northwest coast of Jamaica.  It will be forever associated in my mind with large all-inclusive hotels and...

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Quiet beach at sunset
April 2, 2015

Ocho Rios and Nearby Attractions

Ocho Rios, Jamaica’s third-largest town, sits on the north coast an hour or so's drive east of Montego Bay.  Ochi,...

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March 9, 2015

I’m used as a pillow on a flight to Trinidad

  Eh, Miss, dat yuh suitcase blocking mi space? It takes a few minutes and a prod on the arm...

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January 2, 2015

​Oh Kingston Town

So, you're coming to The Rock for a two week break in September. You've exhausted tips from Les and Brenda...

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October 22, 2014

A Weekend in the British Virgin Islands

We've been in BVI less than 3 hours and my husband announces that we've exhausted Tortola and it's time we...

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