JAMAICA, JAMAICA

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So I went to Jamaica last week and the first thing I noticed when I stepped off the plane was the heat. Everyone working at the airport were super chilled and friendly. After the tedious task of getting through immigration and customs, I was picked up by my airport transfer. I would recommend this method of getting to your hotel as taxis are known for taking people to the wrong places. It took about an hour and a half to get to Negril from the airport. But the journey was relaxed and the driver was very talkative so that made it seem quicker than it was.


Upon reaching the hotel - Eddie's Tigeress 2 - I dumped my luggage and got ready to explore. Of course by exploring, I mean head to the beach. The beach was a proper beach... I was so excited as those of you from the UK know that when you go to the beach there are usually just stones to sit on and dirty water to look at, but as I said before this was an actual beach!
I decided to do the most touristy activity and sunbath on the deck chairs. This was fun but I am black so I couldn't do this all day as I would probably end up burnt.


Going out in Negril was interesting. The best night were on Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday a few of the girls and I went to Bourbon Beach seeking good music and a great atmosphere. And I can say we weren't disappointed. Although the dance floor was empty when we arrived, it didn't take us too long to start the party. The tunes that were played by the DJ varied between mainstream pop - Beyonce etc. and dancehall - Beenie Man etc. On Thursday night, all of us went to Jungle. Someone staying at our hotel stated that they planned their holiday around this night, so I had high expectations and upon my arrival to Jungle, I totally understood why. Again, they played mainstream music and dancehall. But what I really loved was there was different atmosphere to the beach. It was a serious club - a party hard or go home type of club.


Overall it reminded me a lot of Nigeria. Jamaica was amazing... The food was great - rice and peas with chicken and salad was a dish that I indulged myself in on several occasions. I cannot forget about the Ting too - a drink that makes grapefruit taste so sweet! The locals were so friendly - when walking past strangers on the street, they would offer greetings to us and in times of confusion, assistance in finding places. I, particularly, loved that everyone was stress-free and relaxed - it is really a place for 'no worries' and that was definitely what I had by the end of the holiday.

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  1. Wow that was interesting, I really enjoyed reading about your experience in Jamaica. Life if for living and I sure do admire the way you're living your life. Was the sand really like gold dust and the sea transparent?

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    1. Yu I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you. The sand and sea were exactly how you imagine it and more - best beaches I have ever been to.

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