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Travel Blogs from Ocho Rios
... vest". However, if you stick to recommended tours, be sensible with where you go and only smoke the weed near Bob Marleys grave, you should be safe enough.
As it isn't wise to go out on your own, but there are lots of places to see and things to do, the only problem really is the cost - be prepared for excursions to be a bit pricey.
One of the trips we went on was the Cool Runnings catamaran trip. It is quite pricey at $98 but you are very well looked after. ...
... brought in slaves from Africa to work profitable sugar plantations up until 1834 when slavery was abolished. Bunny flies us past one of the first free settlements in Jamaica.
The roads become windy and we follow the river through narrow gorges of surrounding mountains. It’s stunning scenery; dense jungle, bamboo and fast-flowing water. As we approach the highlands there’s small villages around Bauxite mines and coffee plantations. Two ...
... pick up and drop people anywhere more or less along the route. Already second car which stopped had the correct destination. The problem is you don't see it in advance because the route is written on the side door. So all you can do is just hold your hand out and ask every driver where they go. They pick up as many people as fit into the car. The half an hour drive costs about a dollar. I got dropped at the bus ...
... were up and no Auntie school. Kaisha was complaining of her tummy hurting and being very tired. At breakfast things got even worse as she was even more upset, did not eat and wanted to go back to bed! Ericka and I discussed options and I offered to stay with Kaisha and not go on the Dolphin trip as I had done the Dolphins in Florida and also Jamaica in the past. Ericka said she had also already done the whole Dolphin in the past. I then had the idea of seeing ...
... and took the slightly cooler trek to the taxI ranks in Ocho Rios (where we went the other day with my Aunt in the blazing hot midday sun).
Now remember I am in Jamaica and when I say "taxi" I mean private minI vans that the drivers use and they hustle as many people as they can on to their vans. Drivers will pack about 25 people on board a standard mini van until the concept of private space is just that "a concept". Or the wheel rims are actually kissing tarmac, you then ...
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