Shafston Greathouse

P.O. Box 19, Bluefields, Jamaica, Caribbean | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Bluefields

Almost Beyond What I Can Hold

A travel blog entry by lindsay.papsin


... and prodded all over, sat on. My hair has been pulled and plaited, my arms squished. My cheeks squeezed by little coffee-brown hands, followed by little coffee-brown arms covered in CheezStiks making their way around my neck for a hug.

Yusef slowly shook his little 3-year-old head and smiled when I asked him “Wha gwan Yusef?”

I barely made it into the bathroom alone because I can’t ...

The Puzzle Place

A travel blog entry by lindsay.papsin


... br>
There is a piece to the left side of my heart that is green and soft and gently curved like the
rolling hills of Somerset. It is filled with the afternoons I spent walking those hills home with my students, like the day it was so hot it took all evening to walk up the road, until it was getting
dark. In it is the day the primary school students marched up the road to the ...

Blue Mountains again

A travel blog entry by simoneastwell

... then got the bus from Halfway Tree to Downtown, then from Downtown back to Mandeville. That evening, Janick and I went to see the Jamaican play 'Courthouse Drama'. It was partly in English and partly in Patois, which made it difficult to understand the jokes, but the audience were going crazy, and it was more like being at a football match than the theatre. We finished the weekend by meeting up with some other volunteers for a nice cold ...

Work Blog Month 1

A travel blog entry by joemartin


... I did this using a scaled version of Google maps along with taking measurements of the site in order to produce a basic scaled site plan. (See images below)

The attached images are of the site in its current state.

I then went about collecting images of local architecture and trying to see how the new library can fit into the town whilst still standing out. (See images below which are basic sketches and local Buildings within the local proximity of the site).


Jamaican living part 1

A travel blog entry by joemartin


... is to serve the community and to fit
in with the more historical buildings within Black River, It is to be
flexible as to a future change of use but everything else is up to me
and for me to research. The project isn't particularly suited to any
of my past Engineering experiences or studying but it's interesting
and it will be good to challenge myself.

Tuesday ...

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