Circumstance

Jamaica is going through a phase right now which my mind can't comprehend. Gunshots competed with the sounds of a Jamaican programme on my TV last night and the night before that one. I'm not directly affected by it, living about 10 minutes away from the tense community from which the shots erupted and never … Continue reading Circumstance

Awesome Blogger Award

Hey fellows! Thank God it's the weekend! I've had a stressful week to say the least so it's good to have something light and fun to which to respond tonight. Many thanks to a fellow Jamaican blogger who is a girl after my own heart- enjoying the finer things in life on a budget. ūü§ó … Continue reading Awesome Blogger Award

Lyssons Beach, Saint Thomas

Lyssons Beach is one of Jamaica's better public beaches, a prime jewel in Saint Thomas near its capital Morant Bay. This white strip of coastline has two sections but the best part of it is that they're both free! One is managed by the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA), a government arm charged with maintaining … Continue reading Lyssons Beach, Saint Thomas

Why I Said Bye to Lye

A discussion I had this week on the controversial topic of Black hair has inspired this post. This was the first in a long time that I've expressed my reason for going natural. With the interesting feedback I got, I felt like sharing my view here for anyone else who cares to know. What The … Continue reading Why I Said Bye to Lye

Gordon Town Falls, Saint Andrew

Let me start by saying that these falls are unnamed. It's a pity to have such beautiful cascades of the Hope River tucked away in Penfield, a small district in Gordon Town, yet after all these years they are still nameless. Until a name for these falls catches on, myself and the other people who … Continue reading Gordon Town Falls, Saint Andrew

Castleton Botanical Gardens, Saint Mary

The Castleton Botanical Gardens sit in a river valley on both sides of the Junction main road which links the Saint Andrew and Saint Mary parishes. It is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the western hemisphere, established in 1862 by English planter Colonel Castle on what was once a sugar plantation. The Bath … Continue reading Castleton Botanical Gardens, Saint Mary

Food Baby Aborted: What’s for Lunch?

Last month I expressed my dissatisfaction with the typical¬†Jamaican lunch¬†and the feedback was enlightening. I didn't realize so many people were concerned about the portion distortion, nor experienced the distended abdomen ("food baby") and sluggish feeling afterwards. My abdominal distention would last until night or even the next day sometimes and cause serious discomfort. If … Continue reading Food Baby Aborted: What’s for Lunch?

Bull Bay Beaches, Saint Andrew

I figured it was time I feature a stereotypical Jamaican chill spot having written about waterfalls, museums, a botanical garden, mountain and mineral spring. You guessed correctly: a BEACH! ūüĆī In keeping with A.f.Elle budget-friendly style, I chose an unpopular one: the Wickie Wackie beach in Bull Bay. Bull Bay is a suburban town on … Continue reading Bull Bay Beaches, Saint Andrew

Hiking in the Caribbean: Part 2

In the second part of Rochelle‚Äôs Caribbean Hiking Guide, we are going to discover the hiking opportunities offered by Cuba, the largest island in the area, and Guyana, an unspoiled‚Ķ Read More The post Caribbean Hiking Guide: Cuba and Guyana appeared first on¬†Justraveling. via Caribbean Hiking Guide: Cuba and Guyana ‚ÄĒ Justraveling

Liebster Award

Ah, Renegade. You've considered Adventures from Elle yet again for a blog award. I really appreciate this. ūüėä Many thanks. Head over to Renegade Expressions for an interesting perspective on life and above-average knowledge of birds (leading me to wonder if ornithology is a side-profession of his). The Rules of This Award 1. Acknowledge the … Continue reading Liebster Award

Hiking in the Caribbean

A Caribbean vacation is often envisioned as sipping from a coconut while reclining in a deckchair on a white sand beach. That image is encouraged by the ‚Äúsun, sand, and‚Ķ Read More The post Caribbean Hiking Guide: Jamaica and Haiti appeared first on¬†Justraveling. via Caribbean Hiking Guide: Jamaica and Haiti ‚ÄĒ Justraveling Hiking isn't a … Continue reading Hiking in the Caribbean

The Jamaican Box Lunch

"Sell me a rice and peas and fry chicken with curry gravy." "A curry goat and rice." "A jerk chicken and rice and peas." "A stew peas and rice." These are some of the daily options on the lunch menu of a Jamaican restaurant, tuck shop, road side shop etc. Delicious, sure, but so few … Continue reading The Jamaican Box Lunch