Monday, October 27, 2008

Our National Airline

At the roundabout just before the Norman Manley International airport in Kingston, is this tail with the symbol of our national airline, Air Jamaica.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rafting on the Martha Brae

Today's post is of the Martha Brae River in the northwestern parish of Trelawny. A great way to spend an afternoon don't you think?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Boat in the Kingston Harbour

Here's one of the boats in the Kingston Harbour.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I took some pictures while driving on the Palisadoes Road on the way to the airport. The Palisadoes strip (tombolo in geographical terms) is the narrow strip of land which separates the Kingston Harbour from the Caribbean sea.

At one time there were sand banks on the left, however they have been eroded, so now work is in progress to create a more substantial barrier to protect the roadway.

Monday, October 20, 2008

More from Negril

Another picture from my vacation in Negril.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Quiet Evening in Negril

Here's a picture from my vacation in Negril last year.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Kingston Harbour

Today I've posted a picture of the Kingston Harbour. It is the world's 7th largest natural harbour.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jamaica Flour Mills

Here is a picture of the Jamaica Flour Mills in Kingston. The wheat is imported from abroad and stored in silos before being processed into various types of flour.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Statue of Bob Marley

This tribute to the legendary Robert Nesta Marley stands opposite the National Stadium in Kingston. For more information on his life and contribution click here

Monday, October 13, 2008


This quaint little cottage is found on the grounds of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Hope.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cruise Ship

Cruise ship at port in Ocho Rios.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Ocho Rios

A view of Ocho Rios from the hills.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Originally from the Pacific Islands, breadfruit was brought to Jamaica during the 18th Century, and has become an important part of local cuisine. Above is a picture of the breadfruit before it was cooked, while the one below was taken after it was roasted.

Breadfruits are typically roasted, boiled or fried, and go great with ackee and saltfish among other things. After being roasted the breadfruit is peeled and the heart (centre) is removed.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Courts Store

The picture above is of the Courts store in Liguanea. Courts sells primarily furniture and household appliances, and is well known for the distinctive architecture of it's stores. It would be very hard not to notice a big yellow castle!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Post Office Mall

Across the street from Sovereign Centre in Liguanea is the recently constructed Post Office Mall. This mall is much smaller than Sovereign Centre, but has some unusual architecture. As you can see, the left wall is set at an angle.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Ackee and Saltfish

Here's my lunch of Ackee and Saltfish (National Dish), served with boiled green bananas, flour dumplings and fried ripe plantains. Yum!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Mahoe Waterfalls

It being the weekend, I decided to take a break from the city and show you some rural scenery. This is one of the lesser known waterfalls in the parish of St. Ann, and is found at the Coyaba River Gardens. Although not quite as grand as the nearby Dunn's River Falls, it is much less crowded, and much easier to climb.

Friday, October 3, 2008

More from Sovereign Centre

Here are some more pictures from inside Sovereign Centre

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sovereign Centre

Sovereign Centre is one of the most popular shopping complexes in the Kingston Corporate Area. In addition to a variety of retail stores, it has a supermarket, a food court and a movie theatre.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hope Gardens

Here is a picture of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Hope. It's a place I used to visit quite often as a young child, however in later years it fell into disrepair, and has just recently undergone a major redevelopment. Now I think it's absolutely beautiful, and appreciate all the hard work that goes into maintaining it.