Jamaica

Port Antonio Jamaica

Port Antonio has a rich historical past in the founding of Jamaican tourism. Today, "Porti" is a large bustling city full of the sights and sounds that exemplify the Jamaican experience.

Boston Bay Beach

Boston Bay is a rock cradled bay with great waves for surfing and the original jerk stands.

Manchioneal Fishing Village, Jamaica

Manchioneal is a great example of Jamaican culture. It is a small fishing town on the protected Manchioneal Bay just across from Zion Country.

 

Lyssons Beach Jamaica

Public beaches are getting rare in Jamaica. Much of the prime coastline has been privatized, leaving little for locals to enjoy. But Lyssons Beach has enjoyed a comeback and rejuvination in the hands of locals for locals!

Morant Bay Jamaica

Morant Bay is a vibrant, bustling, truly Jamaican city. It is here that you can leave the hassles and haggling of the tourist areas behind and get a taste of a warm welcoming Jamaican town.

Morant Bay is the capital of St. Thomas parish. In front of the courthouse stands a statue of Paul Bogle, national hero, where he died in the unsuccessful Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865.

Jamaican Drive Through Fast Food

A true taste of fast food, Jamaican style can be had at Scotts' Woods. This little fishing community has developed a food plaza where fresh fish and bammy are cooked, then sold to motorists through the window of the car. Locals pull up, pick their prepared fish, have it wrapped for transport, then speed away.

You can get out of your car (if the vendors who swamped the car will move back a likkle) tour the kitchens and meet the cooks. Hang out for a while and you may hear (or participate in) a spontaneous gospel sing.

Port Antonio Craft Market

A vibrant market occupies the center of the city, crafts for tourists are mixed in with the vegetable and household goods stalls. If you go all the way to the back if entered from the main square, you will find Port Antonio Craft Market.

Here you will find all hand crafted beautys, carvings, jewelry and embroidery.

Accompong Festival 1977: The People's Law

1977, we were young punks, staying with Ras I-stro in his home community. We knew nothing.

Jamaica Rasta Ecotourism Ital Cooking

Let Mokko be your Jamaican culinary guide, learn Ital (natural) cooking. The food is vegetarian with sometimes fish, chicken and beef if you choose.

 

Mokko cooks with a chili pepper called scotch bonnet, only as much as you want! Mokko will share his recipes.

Acommpong, Jamaica

In 1977, we were privileged to travel to the yearly festival in Acommpong, Jamaica. This festival, on January 6th each year, celebrates the independance of the people of Cockpit Country and the People's Law. This year we returned and spoke with Mark Wright, the local historian and tour guide in the area. We brought photos from the 1977 festival and shared them with the local folks. They delightedly recognized many of the people in the pictures.