Jamaica

Ital Cooking: Making Chocolate Tea

Watch Making Chocolate Video

Miss Mary, Mokko's neighbor
Chocolate bean on tree
Raw chocolate bean
Finished chocolate balls

Reach Falls Jamaica

 

Visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Jamaica. Reach Falls can be found in Portland Parish.  Just South of Manchioneal, three miles inland off the A4, the Drivers River plunges 30’ into a wide aqua pool.

On the way to Reach Falls
Renny and Mokko Read about Renny in the book "Rasta Heart"
Hanging vines
The Waterfalls
Moshi, Mokko's Son
Patrick, Sarah, Keith, Ben and Andrew
Pools above Waterfalls
Eagle carving in rock
Stairway at Waterfalls
Turquoise Pools

Jamaican Artists

Brother Lion Sings

 

Near Reach Falls used to reside a talented Rasta named Bredda Lion. A hardworking farmer, coal maker, slipper seller and a very special entertainer. His upbeat vibe, energy, humor and knowledge of the environment are nice nice.

As he says on his video “I’m like the vibes mon, you know when ever time you come around me, then you can't sad, your belly have to have been full because you have to laugh”

 

Watch video Bredda Lion Sings.

Bredda Lion
Bredda Lion's House
Talking

Jamaica Links

All Things Jamaican

Making Chocolate in Jamaica
Hand hewn canoe at Reach Falls River Camp
Upstream at Reach Falls
Ram Scram in Port Antonio
Boats in Manchioneal
Bonnie and Clyde (Ben and Anne) on the Blue Mountain
Ton So at Lysson's Beach
Morant Bay Marke
Sarah under the Almond Tree at Zion Country

Jamaica was Awesome

An Apology for Culture Shock

Bargaining In Jamaica A Story

 

Alice and Taban traveled to the Blue Mountains and Alice says she learned some very interesting bargaining tips along the way.

Taban is from Jamaica, and says he never pays full price. He says if you don't bargain, you hurt the person who comes behind you as it will be expected that they will pay a high price also.

On the way to the Blue Mountains, they stopped to buy some oranges. They bought 6 oranges for $60 JD and the shopkeeper bagged up 6 oranges and gave them to Taban.

Taban
Fruit Stand in Long Road Community
The Big Store in Long Road Community

Travel Tips Jamaica

How to address an envelope to Jamaica

Person's name
PO City or Town Name
Name of the Parish
Jamaica, West Indies

Calling Jamaica from the US:

Get an international calling card for calling Jamaica.
International Calling Cards from 0.5¢ per Minute. These calling cards will not work while in Jamaica.

For calling Jamaica from the US, Canada or Caribean you need to dial 1-876-the seven digit number.

Visitor's line in Kingston Airport
Information at Kingston Airport
Caisson Bus
Rasta Cowboy from a taxi
Taxi stand
Money Handler in Taxi
Long Bay Beach
The River and Roots Rasta
Blowholes by Zion Country
Miss D, Jah B and Alex in the Blue Mountains

Jamaica Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Our friend stayed at Mokko's cottages & loved it.  We're wondering if it is a safe place to stay?

A: All of the travel host companies are safe. Mokko's place is safe.  It is safe because the whole community watches out for you.  You go in as his guest and enjoy the privilege of his protection.