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Boston Jerk Fest, Jamaica

A couple of months ago, I was fortunate to spend the Easter holiday in Jamaica – a sunny, warm, tropical alternative to most Easters that have been spent in much cooler England. I had already been to events on the island like KAMPAi Good Friday party at Mystic Mountain and was looking forward to the main KAMPAi event at Dunns River Falls, so the daytime needed to be slightly… calmer.

I’d seen the posters around for a while promoting the family-oriented annual Boston Jerk Festival and to be honest, I couldn’t wait to go. On previous trips to Jamaica, I’ve always missed out. Sometimes the event takes place before I’ve arrived in Jamaica, at other times it’s literally a day or two after I’ve left. Continue reading Boston Jerk Fest, Jamaica

‘Welome to Jamrock’ – Portland, Jamaica and why you should visit

WJamaicahilst considering a new blog post, I realised that I hadn’t written about the one place that I have visited numerous times – Jamaica. Now, as I am of Jamaican descent, I try to visit my family that are based there as frequently as I can. Essentially, if I am seeking a break from the UK in search of sunshine, white sandy beaches and family time then this is my place to go (provided I can find a reasonably priced flight).

Now, Jamaica gets quite a mixed response from people, some who adore the difference in culture, the laidback attitude (remember the Malibu advert?) and others who find it a little difficult to adapt to. Continue reading ‘Welome to Jamrock’ – Portland, Jamaica and why you should visit