Posts Tagged "travel Jamaica"

Must Do: Fi Wi Sinting Festival | Portland Jamaica | Feb 17, 2013

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Blog, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Culture, Maroons, Portland Jamaica | 0 comments

Must Do: Fi Wi Sinting Festival | Portland Jamaica | Feb 17, 2013

Family Fun at Portland's Fi Wi Sinting Festival The 23rd staging of Fi Wi Sinting, a celebration of Jamaica’s African heritage, will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Somerset Falls, Hope Bay, Portland from 10AM-8PM. Admission J$800 (about US$9.00), Children J$200 (about US $2.50) and Students with ID J$500 (about US$5.50). The phrase "Fi Wi Sinting" means "It is ours" in Jamaican patois, and represents how Jamaicans embrace and celebrate the food, traditions and customs that followed their ancestors from Africa. Take the entire family and enjoy a fun-filled day of mingling with...

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Give your skin a caffeine boost! | Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Soapworks

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Blog, Blue Mountain Soapworks, Jamaican crafts, Shopping in Jamaica | 0 comments

Give your skin a caffeine boost! | Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Soapworks

Try some coffee with your soap! Most of us think of coffee as a pick-me-up, a drink to energize us and get us going in the morning. And most of us love and appreciate the taste and aroma of coffee. Green unroasted coffee beans are one of the most-traded agricultural commodities and coffee is one of the most-consumed beverages all over the globe. But, would it surprise you to learn that coffee is also a wonderful pick-me-up for your skin and hair? Coffee comes from the seeds, or “beans”, of the coffee plant. The beans are found in the coffee cherries, or “berries”, growing on trees in more...

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4 Great iPhone Apps for Your Jamaican Vacation

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in Blog, Jamaica Travel | 0 comments

Yes, if you have the right set-up on your world phone, you can use it while on vacation in Jamaica. But be prepared to spend a small fortune! Trust me, I know!! International roaming is expensive because you are piggybacking onto a partner GSM network such as Digicel's in Jamaica. I finally decided to bite the bullet and get a Digicel SIM card with a Jamaican number to simply swap into my unlocked quad-band phone when I'm there. I can even top it up from home. I don't own an iPhone (yet!), but here's some good advice for those of you who do. With regard to maps, you may be able to use the...

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Book Review: “Portland: The Other Jamaica”

Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 in Blog, Jamaican History & Heritage, Portland Jamaica | 0 comments

Book Review: “Portland: The Other Jamaica”

"In 2008, on a visit to Port Antonio, it occurred to me that the history of Portland was begging to be told." (Ken Roueche) We all know I LOVE Portland, and last month I was browsing one of my favorite blogs (The Errol Flynn Blog) for info on Port Antonio. Much to my delight, I was turned on to an interesting book! I had to buy Portland: The Other Jamaica, by Canadian author Ken Roueche, because I'm fascinated with the Parish's 400 year history (and that of Jamaica in general). I have not been disappointed! The book contains some charming historical photos and the nicely researched tales of...

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Getting Marooned in Jamaica | Culture, history & hiking

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011 in Blog, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican Culture, Maroons | 0 comments

Getting Marooned in Jamaica | Culture, history & hiking

Enjoy a GREAT article from the Toronto Star about Jamaica's Charles Town Maroons and the Cunha Cunha Maroon Trail linking Portland and Saint Thomas. I love cultural events and activities and keep saying that one of these days I'm going to make the trip to meet Ivelyn Harris. The author makes me want to go now! :yes: Superb job - very informative - keep writing! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Getting Marooned in Jamaica Janie Robinson Special to the Star CORNWALL BARRACKS, JAMAICA—Bouncing my bag along a rocky dirt path, past grazing goats and barking dogs, I’m falling farther and farther behind my host, as my...

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