Leighton House

29 West Great House Circle, Kingston, Jamaica | Hostel
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A travel blog entry by irini-octupus


... people that visit the Devon house are not interested in the architecture but are interested in visiting the famous in house bakery and ice cream shop.

We had our first lunch of patties at the Devon House bakery. Patties are a favourite amongst Jamaicans. A Jamaican patty is a pie or pastry with lots of different fillings normally beef, fish or chicken and normally a bit spicy. Jamaican people eat them for a snack or a meal and they are super ...


A travel blog entry by comeasyouare


... such fish, curried shrimp, pumpkin and squash, or even soy beef patties are also readily available. Which leads me to the best thing I have eaten and my new favourite food: Lobster Patties. Flaky Jamaican pastry stuffed with so much real Atlantic lobster it is bursting from the sides!

The next time I go to Jamaica ( and "believe you me", there will be a next time), the only thing I am packing is my appetite.


Homeward bound, via Jamaica

A travel blog entry by louisekeen


... mix countless juggernauts to overtake, sometimes 2 at a time, blind bends, an average speed of about 60mph and a crazy driver who must have crosssed his fingers twenty times.... I was very glad to get off that bus!

In Barichara we walked part of the ancient walkway the 'Camino Real' and sat in the quiet squares watching the world go by. Another surprise for us in Barichara; after a torrential downpour we had a room visitor - a 6 inch scorpion. It looked ...

Spanish Town Part 1

A travel blog entry by mcfarlne


... is never empty and there is always food and a home to share regardless of who you are. Aunt Joyce has spent her life raising and bringing up lots and lots of kids in our family and extended family and to all she is simply "Aunt Joyce" or “Aunt Jice” as it sounds more like with a Jamaican accent.

When we arrived at Aunt Joyce's house the first thing you felt was just how welcoming it was to be there and how much of a home from home it was to everyone else too. As ...

Jamaica, from the Blue Lagoon to the Blue Mountain

A travel blog entry by shellandmatt


... see a lady lean out the back of her place and shout down to mountain to her husband (about 800 meters away down the valley). I couldn’t quite make out what she was saying but her husband could hear it crystal clear and shouted back his reply…who needs phones out here!!

That night Roger, Suzi and the girls cooked us a fantastic dinner! We sampled calaloo soup (a traditional Jamaican spinach like soup), shrimp, sweet potato and more. We got an early ...


This hostel, located on 29 West Great House Circle, Kingston, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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