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Trip Start Feb 28, 2012
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Flag of Jamaica  , Saint James,
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's just too nice here to leave and I found motivated people with whom we organized different little trips around. We are really like in a bird's nest, but because there is no wind for kitesurfing, we fly out to other adventures.
Started very relaxing with a day on the beach.
Next day had lunch at the yacht club, in an environment I am not used to anymore since I started my trip, even drank a glass of white wine, icecream at a beach club, really a different world to my last few weeks.
Another day we took a driver for a day and went to the Mayfield falls. Glad we didn't rent a car ourselves, the street had more holes than street and I am sure we would have been stuck with a flat tire after a few hundred meters on that road into the hills. The falls were absolutely one of the best things ever!  Clear basins to swim, falls and whirlpools to get a massage (or lose the bikini ;-)), this was really amazing! After this pleasure we headed on for some lunch, then followed the road to Negril, had a swim at the Seven Mile beach, crystal clear turquoise water, just a little bit too crowded like all the hip beaches on Jamaica. For sunset we went to the famous Rick's Cafe where they do cliff jumping and had a Reggae concert.
Then we decided for more action and went Zip-Lining. Wow, that was fun!
Easter Monday night there was a Dancehall Sound Clash Battle in town, Dancehall DJs from various countries play against each other. The only strange thing was that the audience was supporting with Vuvuzelas, those horribly loud trompets which became famous in the football world cup in South Africa, all combined it sounds like a huge vespiary.
Oh and I already had a lot of good food! Jerk is sort of a smoked barbecue, fish, chicken, porc, then the side orders: Festival (like a stick of yellowish corn bread), yam, breadfruit etc.
But I don't always eat out, we have a kitchen in the guesthouse. Jamaica is expensive after Central America. Also supermarket. First time grocery shopping I thought I didn't hear well at the cashier.
I anyways don't understand the Jamaican's very well, even if they speak English. Else they speak Patois, you could probably get used to it, sounds like a very bad slang. But every day language already always includes some 'Wassup mon',  'Ya mon', 'respekt mon', they do all sort of handshakes, -claps and signs. And I got used to be called darling and baby at every corner. People are all cool and relaxed. An interesting different world again I get to know here.
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Carlo on

You really look happy and seem to enjoy Jamaica very much. It`s your turn now! Keep going on like that ;-)))))
Looking forward to hearing of more adventures. Take care "darling" and lots of love....

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