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Jamaica’s 52nd Independence Day

In Jamaica, we have a saying ‘We Likkle, but We Tallawah’ which means that even though our country is small we are a nation of strong resilient people who manage to accomplish great feats beyond expectations. This audacious stance is … Continue reading

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Craft Markets and Shopping for Souvenirs

The land of wood and water is the very definition of a country of culture & creativity, so it’s therefore no surprise that we have some of the best crafts & souvenirs in the world to take home with you. … Continue reading

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Beach Etiquette on 7-mile Beach

Going on vacation can bring to mind freedom, relaxation and an escape from reality. This will certainly be the case as you utilize the glittering 7-mile beach while on vacation in Jamaica. This world renowned white sand beach is easily … Continue reading

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Local Seafood and Fishing for Barracuda

In the land of wood and water it goes without saying that a wide array of seafood can be found. Jamaica’s commercial aquaculture is also a booming industry, where the usual marine life is grown and harvested. One of the … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Spelunking in Jamaica

Sure it sounds funny, but spelunking or caving as you have guessed, is all about exploring cave systems. This pastime is not for the faint of heart and can be challenging depending on the cave. This is an active venture … Continue reading

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Enjoy Ital Food

So you have adapted an organic food lifestyle and you are going on vacation. Not to worry, take a Negril vacation at a fabulous Negril Beach Resort and get some ital food. ‘Ital’ derived from the word vital is a … Continue reading

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Jamaica – Land of Wood and Water

The name “Jamaica” comes from the Arawak Indian word “Xaymaca.” The Taino people, who are believed to be of Arawak origin, were the original settlers of the island, and in their language, Xaymaca means land of wood and water. Upon … Continue reading

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Food: Local Jamaican and Their Seasons

Like all agricultural societies, and most Caribbean countries, Jamaica runs on the seasons in which specific foods are in their abundance. In fact, it will be easy to spot these foods during your Negril Vacations. Some of these are available … Continue reading

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What is an Anancy and Other Strange Jamaican Words

Anansi (a-nan-see) Anansi refers to a harmless, common household spider found locally. Unfortunately, these often indifferent creatures have a bad reputation thanks to the cunning folkloric character “Brer Anansi”, a trickster of an unmatched caliber. An African god by origin, … Continue reading

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Day Four in Negril at Samsara Resort: The Art of Relaxation and the True Meaning of Respec’

Hello from Negril; this is Margaret guest-blogging while staying at Samsara Cliffs Resort in Negril. Today’s agenda was to relax. As it turns out, I am not very good at relaxing! I managed to keep my butt parked on a … Continue reading

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