Mandeville in the mountains

Spent a night in Mandeville in Manchester Parish. It’s about two hours from Kingston on Knutsford Express. There’s not a lot to do here, Mrs Stephenson’s garden is no longer and the bird… Continue reading

Eating in Jamaica

There’s a huge variety of food and cooking styles which seem to differ from parish to parish. There’s no shortage of vege or vegan fare, and eating fat-free or sugar-free isn’t too hard.… Continue reading

Useful plants

Some of Jamaica’s plants for food, healing or decoration that I came across.

Kingston JA

I had a few nights in Kingston staying in New kingston. While there I did the Jamaican Musical History tour, see separate blog, and visited the Institute of Jamaica. The Institute is well… Continue reading

Jamaican music

In Downtown Kingston, I checked out the Institute of Jamaica‘s small music section which includes various instruments used by the Maroons and instruments  donated by some of Jamaica’s famous musicians. I did a… Continue reading

Yallahs St Thomas

Not many tourists go to Yallahs, but i like to explore widely if I have time, so hello Yallahs. The only photo I have from Yallahs until I can download my camera pix.… Continue reading

Reach Falls Portland

Free-I (Zion Country Cabins) dropped me off near the bottom of Reach Falls (near Manchioneal) where he’d  orgainsed guide Rienny to take me up to the main falls. This trip involved clambering over… Continue reading

Moore Town and Nanny Falls

Half an hour route taxi from Port Antonio to Moore Town, an independent area inhabited by the Maroons. Nanny is a national hero. She led to slaves to fight the British. She snuck,… Continue reading

Accommodation with a difference

Great Huts in Boston Bay is accommodation based on African style huts. the one person hut was booked so i got the Tabernacle, which was  huge – 4 beds, and no i didn’t… Continue reading

Downtown Porty

Went into Porty to do some errands today. Route taxis are the way to go. you hail them from roadside and they cram as many people in as possible – hip bone to… Continue reading