Saturday, June 12, 2010

Water Therapy

Yesterday I forgot to share this picture.



A week ago today, I was at Dunn's River Falls enjoy the beautiful water, it felt like my spirit was being purged out of negativity and unnecessary loads... I recommend you try this at a fall near you! Happy Saturday : )

Friday, June 11, 2010

Jam Highlights #3

My 3rd highlight of last weekend trip to Jamaica has got to be Dunn's River Falls, although this was also the 2nd time I've been there I really enjoyed it this time and had a fab time with my friend Natalia.

 Beautiful falls

Sexy pose? (yeah right!, but only one)


strike a pose!

told you we had a great time!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jam Highlight #2

Being I was born/raised in Costa Rica and that I absolutely love nature, I am a big fan of big trees, green luscious vegetation, rivers and mountains...

Unfortunately the Cayman Island geology does not contain any of the above mention elements of nature but a few big trees, and that is something I really, really miss around here.

But last weekend during my visit to Jamaica, I managed to filled up my spirit with all of this, so that's why the Rio Cobre which we drove by on our way to Ocho Rios is the highlight #2 of my trip, here are some pictures of the area.


river, mountains and trees all in one!

HUGE wonderful trees all over...

see what I mean about luscious vegetation?

a wonderful drive all the way!

I also took a little video on our way back from Ocho Rios, sorry for the noise of the wind on my camera, I hope you enjoy the Bob Marley music on the background...


video

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

cayman bECOme

My post today is not about my short trip to Jamaica (although I still have a little more to share with you about that), it's about a much more important news about making a difference for the future of our islands and our environment as a whole.

Check out this important news:



Yeap, isn't it exciting to think that more and more people are starting to realize that we really need to start charging our approach towards plastic bags.

Starting today June 9, 2010 every main grocery store on the island (about 6 in total) will start charging 5 cents for each plastic bag used, well, I know that is not much but at least makes people think twice before getting all those plastic bags.

It's been a while since I've been using plastic bags so to me it's just one more reason to add to the decision that I do not want any more plastic in my life... Change has to start from somewhere and only together we can all make a difference, so bECOme green today!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jam Highlights 1

If you ever get to go to Jamaica and you are a big fan of reggae (like me) then it's a must to visit the Bob Marley Museum.


The museum is located on a beautiful old Jamaican house (56 Hope Road) that once belong to Chris Blackwell owner of Island Records which was the record label that first sign with Bob, years later the house was acquired by Mr. Marley.



 Unfortunately it is not allowed to take any pictures or video inside the actual museum in order to prevent all of his memorabilia to slip through the "cracks" of the world wide web, so photos are only allowed on the grounds and parking area that once used to be the yard where Marley played his favorite sport, football (to Americans known as soccer).

After we took some pictures of the outside premises then we took the 1/2 hour tour of the inside of the house, where you can see all of the awards that his records received (a few gold record, triple platinum for the album Legend and even a Grammy given to him for Lifetime Achivement Award back in 2001- 20 yrs after his passing- among many others), there are a few rooms completely full of newspapers and magazine articles about his life and career. You can also visit his room (supposedly pretty much intact, same bed, guitar, clothes and even his meditation pillow), his kitchen and the famous shot room (where he was once shot in the arm).


After you finish the tour inside the house, there's a short film about his life and at the end you visit the souvenir store with everything Bob.


Although this was my second visit to the island as well as the museum, it is definitely a place that you don't want to miss, specially if you are a big fan like me, and if you are not, just even for the interesting story of his life and what an amazing character he was. To me, this is the closest I will ever get to see my favorite singer of all times...

So if you are ever in Kingston don't forget to stop by...


And that would be my the first highlight of the trip... Irie mon'!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Jamaica

Well, I am back after some wonderful sunny days, I had a great time.

Jamaica is such a beautiful place, reminds me a lot of my own country, with it's luscious vegetation, huge old trees, big magnificent mountains and it's very, very green.

People in general are very nice, helpful and even friendlier than even many of the local people of Cayman.

Although in Ocho Rios some people are very different, there's a big situation of harassment from men (and sometimes even women) that it's pretty bad, you can't walk anywhere without being annoyed and offered all sorts of deals and ways to have a good time (so they think!) makes you feel like you are a walking sex symbol, (yeah right!). There's also people that are constantly trying to sell you stuff and those makes you feel like you walking dollar bill, LOL!

Some areas are very dirty and full of trash (unlike my beloved Cayman that now even more I found it very clean). Everybody drives like a maniac and it's pretty nerve-wracking at times, plus if you are visiting from the US you'll need the add up the fact that they drive on the left side of the road, so that's one more factor the get used to (but not in my case).

I have lots of pictures to share, unfortunately I haven't even gotten around to sort them out cause I arrived late last night, so meanwhile I am going to share this collage postcard I bought in 8 Rios and that gives a pretty good idea of what Jamaica is all about (and more!).



So, if you ask me: Should I visit Jamaica? I would say, Yeh Mon'! it's a great Caribbean destination, nice people, good food, wonderful beaches, beautiful rain forest, rivers, reggae, and more! You won't be disappointed...

More to share, soon come... Have a great week!



Sunday, June 6, 2010

Quick Update

It's Sunday and today is our last day in Jamaica, we have been in Ocho Rios since Friday and so far having a wonderful time, people are very nice and once again I feel very happy around Jamaicans (well, not so much around the guys that are constantly harrasing you). I have lots of pictures to share in this my little space on the world wide web, so those coming soon!

Have a wonderful Sunday, yeh mon'!

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