Gut River, Manchester

When you grow up learning in school that the parish of Manchester has no rivers or beaches, this one means a lot. Relatively unknown even to my friends born and raised in this parish, Gut River runs mostly underground then emerges for a short 200m journey to the Caribbean Sea. It is found along a … Continue reading Gut River, Manchester

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2018: Mid-Year Mark

Hey there! So many drafts but no published posts since April 26. For the first time since this blog's inception in December 2016, I missed a month in writing on WordPress! It's not anything I'm proud of but if you've been reading this blog for a while, you'll know I'm a medical student so life … Continue reading 2018: Mid-Year Mark

Kwame Falls, Saint Mary

Kwame Falls is an off-the-beaten-path waterfall near the rural district of Robin's Bay in Saint Mary. It is said that the falls are named for Kwame, one of the warriors who fought alongside Tacky in 1760, the most successful rebellion against enslavement in Jamaica before that of Rt. Excellent Samuel Sharpe 71 years later. It … Continue reading Kwame Falls, Saint Mary

Lime Tree Farm, Saint Andrew

Lime Tree Farm is an eco-friendly farm set in the delightful Blue Mountains 3,400 feet above sea level. Run by an affable couple Rodger and Tifony Bolton, visiting their farm is like visiting the home of friends where the air is cool and crisp, the views divine, the tranquility just what the doctor ordered and … Continue reading Lime Tree Farm, Saint Andrew

Port Royal, Kingston

Ahoy, me hearties! Over a bottle of Jamaican rum, let's talk about the Wickedest City of the West during her glory days, shall we? Getting There Located fifteen minutes away from the Norman Manley International Airport on the end of the Palisadoes strip in Kingston, Port Royal is pretty accessible. If you're taking the bus, the … Continue reading Port Royal, Kingston

Dunn’s River Falls, Saint Ann

Dunn's River Falls and Park is a state-run tourist attraction featuring a natural cascade which flows out to the Caribbean Sea along Jamaica's north coast. It has been minimally modified with cement to create footholds, making it safer and easier for tourists to climb but that's about it. If the tiers seem too perfect to … Continue reading Dunn’s River Falls, Saint Ann

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival, Saint Andrew

Jamaica's Tourism Linkages Network through the Ministry of Tourism is on to something big with this one. The inaugural Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival is a three-day weekend affair with the main event taking place on Saturday March 24 at the cool historic military training centre of Newcastle in the Blue & John Crow Mountains National … Continue reading Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival, Saint Andrew

Wakanda Forever

I know I'm very late in watching Black Panther (don't rub it in) but Wakanda's forever anyway, so time is relative. Let's just say life happened. Nonetheless, I finally had the pleasure of watching this movie today. I'm not a huge movie fan but the hype about this film got me really psyched! A movie … Continue reading Wakanda Forever

Cecil Charlton Park, Manchester

Mandeville is one of Jamaica's more developed towns and is rather peaceful and laid-back compared to Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica's two cities. I'm sure the residents like that a lot since Mandeville and by extension the cool cool parish of Manchester is a popular settlement for Jamaica's returning residents. Named for former Mayor of … Continue reading Cecil Charlton Park, Manchester

Empowerment Park, Clarendon

Everyone who has ever taken a trip along the south coast of Jamaica should know the Juici Patties Headquarters along the A2 Highway in Toll Gate. It's the perfect stop for a bathroom break and grabbing food and drink on the go. However, just behind the restaurant is Empowerment Park, a verdant well-tended space which … Continue reading Empowerment Park, Clarendon

Trench Town Culture Yard, Saint Andrew

Jamaica's capital city of Kingston pulsates to the beat of reggae music and its raunchier cousin, dancehall music. Both genres originated here so opportunities to enjoy and learn about their origins in Kingston are endless. Bob Marley is indisputably the world's most famous Rastafarian and reggae's most celebrated son. Born in the rural district of … Continue reading Trench Town Culture Yard, Saint Andrew

Self-Care Manifesto | 100 Ways to Self Care

I promised Rochelle I'd be her biggest supporter for 2018. This started as 5 simple resolutions with my best friend; one goal: self-care as she accurately documents here. A lot were resolutions I've already had in the past and things I usually did well with, but of course, it's only human to fall from the … Continue reading Self-Care Manifesto | 100 Ways to Self Care