The Grand Port Royal Hotel
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... the airport and the surroundings were so natural.
I got to the hotel in the afternoon checked in and was completely astounded as how amazing the hotel was, it was so luxurious i would love to go back.
The suite is usually around $320 but as i am a travel agent i got a discount on the room so this isn't a very suitable place for a school group.
When i settled in and unpacked a ...
We were taken around the house just the 4 us by a guide who had a great knowledge of the life and work of Bob Marley.
Bob was born in Nine Mile in Jamaica to a young Jamaican woman and an English man 40 years her senior. He moved to the area of Trenchtown in Kingston as a teenager. He was a Rastafarian so he was a vegetarian and never drank alchol. He was baptised in the Orthodox Ethiopian Church as Berhane Selassie. He fathered ...
... Markus" I was unable to complete the race and only managed to go as far as the swim and the bike ride. I am not sure if the reason for my inability to finish the race was due to sever weather conditions (particularly the swim and hence not being able to keep much food in my stomach) or lack of persevering, but I do know that a race as such is as much mentally challenging if not more so as physically challenging. I may do one in a few years time, but at the moment there is no rush to ...
... Rastafriend was not equally relaxed about travelling and already got nervous after a few minutes unsuccessfully waiting for a route taxi or minibus at the street and started walking up and down. Funny, me telling a Jamaican 'Sit down and relax mon, soon come' ;-) ('Soon come' is another favourite expression for many situations, because everything takes some time).
Outside the grounds of the house is used wisely with most of it contributing one way or another to feeding the household. There were banana trees, Ackee, pineapple, breadfruit, guava, but sadly no ginnip which I love!
There were trays of Ackee drying in the sun, waiting to be ripe enough to sell to the Ackee factory for tinning and exporting.
Dinner was an amazing spread, we had Mackerel, chicken, jerk pork, curry goat, fish, plantain, salad, rice ...