Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel

Black River P.O., St Elizabeth, Jamaica | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from St Elizabeth

If I Settle On the Far Side of the Sea

A travel blog entry by lindsay.papsin


... the sun was just-warm-enough, and the water spray was just-salty-enough-to-make-you-want-pret zels. About 20 minutes into our ramble, we came to that part where you reach the edge of the world. I perched myself on the highest tip I could find, and stretched my arms out STRAIGHT from side to side, and I couldn’t encompass land, and the entire sea was in my arms, and I could hold it all, and I couldn’t hold any of it. The only thing I could actually touch ...

Work Blog Month 2

A travel blog entry by joemartin

Work Blog Month 2
month blog covers between 07/03/13 – 07/04/13
This month I have had a wide variety of tasks to carry out within the Road & Works Department. I have continued to work on the local library design including developing the drainage design and landscaping ideas. Through progressing with the drainage design I have continually liaised with my colleagues to both teach them the guides and practices I use in the UK ...

Work Blog Month 1

A travel blog entry by joemartin


Month 1 Work blog

Before I go into my work to date I'll give you a brief description of where I am living and my place of work. I am based in a small town on the southern coast of Jamaica named Black River. Black River has approximately 4000 inhabitants and was once a thriving sugar port.

Black River does attract tourists with it's wild Crocodiles and the safari's up the river but tourists do not typically stay and the town does not benefit from the tourist trade as ...

BBQ, devotions and other things

A travel blog entry by simoneastwell

On Thursday night we all went for a barbecue at Ricky's. Good vibes and tasty food. On Friday I had to wake up early to be at the school I work at for 6.55am for devotions. This is a short religious assembly type thing with Bible readings, singing etc. I was accompanying some recorder playing students on guitar, and also providing the accompaniment to the Jamaican national anthem, which after taking ...

Jamaican living part 1

A travel blog entry by joemartin


Blog Installment 1 (07/02/13 ~

Welcome to the first instalment of my
travel (and work) blog.

I figure that the most logical way to
start this is to start with my itinerary for the next 8 months.

  • 7th February - 12th June = Jamaica (Volunteer work)
  • 12th June - 27th August – Bamba Bus down through ...

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