Fantasy Beach, Saint Ann

Fantasy Beach, also called Priory Beach, is a large strip of coastline for the tiny Saint Ann town of Priory. This sleepy public beach just outside of Ocho Rios wakes up on weekends to mostly local families who stop by to swim, play football, have dinner and unwind. Getting There Starting from Main Street in … Continue reading Fantasy Beach, Saint Ann

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What It Means To Be Jamaican

I have much more free time these next few weeks so my blog neglect will subside, at least until January 2018. I chose my clerkships well even if I was entirely burnt out last stretch. Watching the sun set over the ocean yesterday and some healing solitude has got me reflecting. Part of that reflection … Continue reading What It Means To Be Jamaican

Mystery Blogger Award

Thanks to Ashley over on Jamaican Gyal Hair Journey for this nomination from like one month ago to which I'm finally responding. I've had a lot going on but I feel myself getting back in control now (ish). The creator of this award is a blogger over on Okoto Enigma. As usual, I love replying to these … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award

Tuff Gong Studio, Saint Andrew

Tuff Gong International’s Making of the Music Tour is an engaging behind the scenes look at the record-making process from rehearsal to album. My Bob Marley Museum tour guide had done an excellent job at not-so-subtly dropping hints that no Bob Marley experience in Jamaica is complete without visiting the studio where it all began. … Continue reading Tuff Gong Studio, Saint Andrew

Overnight Oats Overtaking My Breakfasts

I've been neglecting to publish for a bit because I haven't done anything since July 6 which I felt was worth sharing. There are too many reasons to share; the most important one being school work pressure. I bundled all the hard clerkships for the start of my academic year and if by chance any … Continue reading Overnight Oats Overtaking My Breakfasts

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. 🤗 … 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?