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Home sweet home…Jamaica!

I’m thankful I’ve been lucky enough to have ridden a camel in the Egyptian desert; toured castles and palaces in Europe and China; gone on safari in South Africa, had drinks in the 7-star Burj Al Arab in Dubai; watched a football (soccer) match in Brazil and more. BUT none of those experiences trump the feeling I get when I go home. Every single time I go back, I find something new to appreciate about my little land of wood and water.

That’s because, to me, there’s no other place on earth where…

The food, like home-cooked salt fish fritters and a cup of bush tea or hot milo is as delicious and as filling.

Saltfish fritters masterfully prepared by one of the greatest home cooks in my family, my aunt.

Saltfish fritters masterfully prepared by one of the greatest home cooks in my family, my aunt.

The road side stops with random vendor interactions are as entertaining. Or where the fruit stall purchases are as fresh and as satisfying.

Sell me a coconut water and a whole pineapple, please

Sell me a coconut water and a whole pineapple, please

The natural landscapes are so lush and breathtaking.

One of the many waterfalls at Shaw Park Gardens in Ocho Rios

One of the many waterfalls at Shaw Park Gardens in Ocho Rios. St. Ann

The wildlife is as colorful. 

Friendly birds in the aviary at Turtle River Falls and Gardens in Ocho Rios, St. Ann

Friendly birds in the aviary at Turtle River Falls and Gardens in Ocho Rios, St. Ann

The history of the country is as relatable and as poignant

The view from Seville Great House in St. Anns Bay

The view from Seville Great House in St. Anns Bay

The early morning ocean sprays and the warm water are as refreshing and enticing.

Early Morning beach stroll at Jewels Dunn's River Resort and Spa

Early Morning beach stroll at Jewels Dunn’s River Resort and Spa

And for all those reasons and more, I am proud to call that place HOME.

The colors of the Jamaican flag symbolize the story of my people. Burdens and hardships there may be, but we have hope and the sun still shines

The colors of the Jamaican flag symbolize the story of my people. Burdens and hardships there may be, but we have hope and the sun still shines.

Yes parri, JAMAICA nice yuh know!

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Editor’s Notes:

In case you’ve wondered about it, the  yellow in the Jamaican flag represents our sunshine and natural resources; the black, the burdens borne by the people;  and the green stands for agriculture and hope for the future.

12 thoughts on “Home sweet home…Jamaica!

  1. Anna

    Jamaica nice!! Some of my best memories of childhood were finding sun bleached sea urchin shells on Negril beach, driving through “mistical” and magical Fern Gully at day break and eating freshly caught and cooked fish on Hellshire beach. Due for a memory refresh soon!

    1. globetrotter Post author

      Yes iyah! As the song lyrics say: “what nice place fi live, sweet Jamdown..the only problem is, dollars nah run”

  2. Kantan Kerus

    Excellent points…and I would add: “there’s no other place on earth where…the women are as beautiful inside and out.”

  3. Iam Me

    Nature in all it’s glory, fruits, birds, beach, steep history and a talented writer. Keep it up My Travel Stamps.

    We are able to experience some of these places through your eyes!

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