Finding My Jamaican Lover

I can’t remember the exact moment it happened. Probably started when I graduated high school, when my aunts teased me about freedom from my mom and encouraged me to start looking for a mate. But it was a gentle prodding then. After I graduated college, it seemed like everyone started shoving me down the aisle, reminding me that my youth was quickly fading, I should stop running wild (because we all know that I am such a wild child), and fertilize my eggs . Continue reading

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Jamaica is a very musically rich country. Everywhere you go, you can hear music blaring or someone bursting out into song. Even the goats wake you up very morning with their sad ballads. For example, when a co-worker was introducing me to Jamaican festival music, Continue reading

Holidays in the Sun

In August, Jamaica has two major holidays–Emancipation Day (celebrates abolition of slavery) on August 1st and Independence Day (celebrates freedom from British colonization) on August 6th…which means a six-day weekend for me!

Redemption Song Monument outside of Emancipation Park. Symbolizes the rise from slavery.

Redemption Song Monument outside of Emancipation Park. Symbolizes the rise from slavery.

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Getting Around in Jamaica

Layout change in honor of Mary, who was annoyed about the single balloon which blocked her view. Be flattered dear! This makeover was for you.

So last week was not nearly as interesting as my last few weeks. It was sad, with one of my roommates leaving and the deputy rep at our office leaving. So instead of talking about that, let’s talk about transportation! Transportation is one of my favorite things here. Continue reading