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Going to Jamaica mon
Hello world travelers, looking for fun things to do on the island. We're staying at Wild Orchid, Montego Bay. tia
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re: Going to Jamaica mon
Buy ditch weed from the locals that work at your resort.


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re: Going to Jamaica mon
If you are more specific to what area of Jamaica your going to people can give specific ideas.


Aubie Spr96
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re: Going to Jamaica mon
We took a cab from Kingston to Bob Marley's tomb. fricking cab driver got lost and we ended up touring the damn countryside. Talk about an eye opening experience. Third world doesn't even begin to describe Jamaica just outside the major cities.


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re: Going to Jamaica mon
go to a strip club. the money there is worth the paper it is printed on and you can throw a dictionary's worth at the club


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re: Going to Jamaica mon
Sorry, Wild Orchid, Montego Bay


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re: Going to Jamaica mon
Wild Orchid is great! Definitely take a zip lining excursion.


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re: Going to Jamaica mon
upvote to you sir, can I get the wacky weed without getting killed, raped or pillaged?


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re: Going to Jamaica mon
The local cab driver got lost? I'm gonna need what he was smoking. Still got his number?


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re: Going to Jamaica mon
quote:

mon


Yeah mon
Jah mon
We be Jam-mon


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re: Going to Jamaica mon
Take an excursion to the Luminous Lagoon. It was awesome!


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Aubie Spr96
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re: Going to Jamaica mon
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The local cab driver got lost? I'm gonna need what he was smoking


It was the experience of a lifetime my friend.


I can't recommend a cab trip around the island enough. It was better than any roller coaster I've ever been on. The "roads" in Jamaica are awful. The drivers there are all qualifying for NASCAR. They use their horns as another form of communication and are constantly blowing them at everything from other cars, to people walking on the street, to dogs and goats. I sat up front with the driver and feel confident that I dug my nails into the arm rest and pissed his seat.

Pedestrians have no regards for their own safety. They walk down those narrow, shitty streets with their backs to the traffic. I think they want to get killed because of their shitty living conditions. Brown's Town, Jamaica will reframe your definition of modern conveniences and American standard of living.

Jamaicans speak another language besides English called Patois. It's a creole language and is basically English the lazy version. Our driver spoke Patois almost exclusively and would raise hell with other Jamaicans in it.

At Bob Marley's tomb, there were some crazy looking Rastafarian looking dudes: dreadlocks, white robes, tams, the whole deal. They were on the outside of the compound and there was a fence going around the place. These dudes were literally trying to push joints through the fence to people. Like I was gonna take a joint from some homeless Jamaican dude and fire it up.

Every "house" we passed had a barrel on top of it. The driver explained to us that this was to catch rain water for household use. There was little to no running water there.

I've heard that Haiti is worse. I find that hard to believe.....


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re: Going to Jamaica mon
When I was there we did the "dune buggy" excursion where you drive them through an old sugar cane plantation from the 1700s. It was a pretty cool experience. If I were to go back I'd do it again.


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jkylejohnson
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re: Going to Jamaica mon
I'd suggest snorkeling and jungle River tubing. Two awesome excursions


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hungryone
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re: Going to Jamaica mon
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I've heard that Haiti is worse. I find that hard to believe.....

It is...and so is much of rural Guatemala, Honduras, and scores of other countries around the globe.


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re: Going to Jamaica mon
I’m finding out that ditch weed is no bueno
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re: Going to Jamaica mon
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It was the experience of a lifetime my friend.


About 20 years ago I took a cruise with my family on the old Commodore Cruise Line. Docked at Montego Bay and took a 2 hour bus ride to Ocho Rios. On the way, my god, the poverty, you are right, people living up on the hills in houses made of basically cardboard and sheet metal. Roads with potholes that could swallow a bus.

Made it to the falls, did that. I was 20 and got offered weed about 487 times. Leave there, go to lunch, ate amazing jerk chicken and shrimp, drank red stripe, 2 hour bus ride back.

My reference point for poverty was the Lower 9th ward pre-katrina. The residents of the lower 9 would be kings compared to most of the island.


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LSUFanHouston
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re: Going to Jamaica mon
Anyone know anything about the Runaway Bay area? Some friends are trying to get us to book a trip there later this summer to a resort there - Franklyn D resort, apparently they provide Jamaican nannies

Also, OP, have you booked airfare yet?


TommyCheeseballs
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re: Going to Jamaica mon
I’m in Jamaica right now for the 13th time, one week into a two week vacation, staying in Treasure Beach on the south coast. You might be gung ho on exploring but shite takes forever to get to due to a lot of the aforementioned terrible road conditions. So if you have anything specific in mind I can let you know if it’s worth the trip.


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