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Aug 17, 2017 - Jamaica week 2

After a slow start to our second week we rented a scooter and visited a few tourist spots. It was fun but thank god Gordon knows how to drive one Guyanese style because we were flying down narrow hilly roads fighting with taxies, buses, and trucks all driving flat- out as usual. Plus deep and raggedy potholes of course. On Monday we hit the road by public bus to travel around the island. Negril - Mandeville - Kingston - Port Antonio - Boston Bay - Ocho Rios - Falmouth - Montego Bay - back to Negril. Mandeville not a tourist spot but all the...

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Jan 31, 2017 - Falmouth

Falmouth used to be the most important port in Jamaica. It was part of the infamous rum triangle - slaves to Jamaica, sugar to Boston, rum to London, British ships back to Africa. The wealth this port generated resulted in magnificent homes built by the slave owners. But after the British crown freed the slaves and the price of sugar fell in the late 1800's, Falmouth and its magnificent houses fell into disrepair and ruin. When we used to come to this area on cruise ships, we would dock in Montego Bay. An enduring memory is how hard it was...

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Dec 23, 2015 - Falmouth Jamaica

We chose to forego shore excursions in Jamaica. Good choice for water ones as winds were over 30mph. Royal Caribbean has developed a port shopping district at the Pier. We wandered through it, bought a few things including a large wooden angle fish that seemed like a good idea at the time. We returned to the ship and from the upper deck windows realized that we could walked a bit farther and visited the town. The Cruise lines are doing everything possible to harvest every dollar, or at least the kickback part of it, they can. All the shops...

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Mar 7, 2012 - Falmouth

Last time we cruised to the Falmouth area we docked in Montego Bay. But the port was small and the ships of the Royal Caribbean fleet kept getting larger. The company made a sizable investment in creating new facilities in nearby Falmouth, which were more than capable of accommodating our ship and a sister ship berthed on the other side of the pier. Many of our fellow passengers climbed Dunne’s River Falls or rafted on the Martha Brae River as we used to do from Mo Bay. It felt chaotic as all of us flowed off the gangways and looked for the...

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Nov 24, 2006 - Glistening Waters

Today evening, we visited Oyster bay, an hour and half away from Montego Bay. Here, the cool waters from the Martha Brae River meet the warmer Caribbean Sea resulting in an environment conducive for bio-luminescent micro-organisms. As our boat went into the dark waters (and we sipped Rum punch), we could see blue flashes in the water as fish swam. The boat left a trace of blue light in its wake. Then a few of us jumped into the water. We could see bright silhouettes as Harsha swam underwater. To the naked eye, it is water glowing when...

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