Close up of Old Harbour Railway Station
July 23, 2016

Old Harbour Railway Station, St Catherine

I fancied checking out Old Harbour as friends live there. Over the last couple of years they have repeatedly mentioned the train station....

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James Bond Beach, Jamaica
June 10, 2016

James Bond Beach, Oracabessa Bay.

Do you like your martinis shaken not stirred? Then James Bond beach is for you. This is where the famous...

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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 6, 2016

(Not) Going out Kingston style

Recently, a friend came to visit us from Paris and we were determined to show him a good time. I...

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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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May 19, 2016

Just hustling for a dollar

Being hustled by road side beggars and young guys who insist on cleaning your car window screen as you wait...

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Eating Out in Jamaica
May 10, 2016

Soon Come…

Eating out in Jamaica can be a funny experience.  My friend and I booked in advance, arrived early, and still...

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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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March 1, 2016

Talking About My Jamaican Life

The Internet is a funny old thing. There you are, sitting around, minding your own business, reading exiting travel blogs,...

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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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February 2, 2016

Forget Kim Kardashian…a general election broke our internet

Picking up some milk on the way home from the airport last week, I was greeted by scenes of people...

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January 28, 2016

Cool Runnings in Alberta.

Traveling from Jamaica to Canada is super easy - if only reaching other Caribbean islands was as simple!  A direct flight...

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January 6, 2016

An Early Morning Public Exorcism

My favourite start to the day is waking up to the sound of dawn birdsong outside my window; or to...

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December 26, 2015

Finding Jesus in a Jamaican Church

Ever since we moved to Jamaica, I've wanted to attend a gospel church service. On Sundays I hear a sermon...

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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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November 11, 2015

Flying to BVI: Don’t touch that knob!

It's like Top Gun, I tell my fellow passengers as we board the small BVI bound Cessna. Red faces cram...

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November 9, 2015

Just One Pattie, Give it to Me

    Since moving to Jamaica I have fallen in love with patties to the point that I'm on first...

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October 22, 2015

Day 5 without water and I have failed the drought test

Over dinner with friends recently, we complained about the lack of any decent places in Jamaica to buy things -...

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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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October 1, 2015

David Cameron arrived and then left The Rock

The bit of dead grass on the roundabout by Norman Manley airport was watered, a photo appeared in the national...

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