Jamaica

Day Nine: Ochi by minibus

So why am I deliberating in my mind whether or not to wear a seatbelt in the front seat of a minibus? It’s standard to wear seatbelts in Canada, but somehow in the last week I see myself converting to the ways of this island. Normally it’s a good thing […]

Day Six: Jamaican reality

Saturday mornings are spent on cleaning the house, mowing the lawn and doing laundry. I even participated by sweeping and wiping the verandah. I totally forgot about this word, as I have been referring to it as “the porch”. When I heard the term I had to ask my cousin’s […]

Day Three: A Taste Of History

Sitting by the steps of Devon House, owned by the first black millionaire in Jamaica (George Stiebel), I am mesmerized by the beauty of this country. As I look down the path cleared for walking I can see a water foundation in the centre of the garden surrounded by large palm trees, […]