All about Jamaica

Tell us about Jamaica - your best experiences, your advice, your laughs, even your tears. From your most recent Jamaica trip, to a Jamaican vacation way in the past - we want to hear about it. Whether you're a Jamaican or a visitor - we would love to share in your experience.

It could be something in the language, a photo, a joke, even a story you have written, let's have it!

And if you have a question about the island that you don't mind sharing with the public, this is the place to ask.

Take, for instance, the photo above. This is just a picture of my front yard, taken one morning as the sun was rising. You know how many people are happy to see a garden like this? We sometimes have bridal parties coming to take their wedding photos in our yard. The point is, we see it as ordinary, when in fact the world sees it as something special.

The same thing goes for your experiences - what may seem like a non-event to you, might be really interesting to someone else. 

We love trivia, so if you feel like being silly, don't hold back. Have you ever been in a situation that makes you shake your head and say "Only in Jamaica!"? I tell you, I've had some experiences that make me wonder if I'm in outer space!

And then there are those times that compel you to give thanks that you are in this wonderful place. We'd like to know about moments like that.

What are you waiting on???



Real Jamaica Comments, Questions, Stories

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What Other Visitors Have Asked/Said

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I would like to find out more about the Maroons  
I would like to visit Maroon Town and find out more about the culture and history. I live in london my great grandmother was from the Maroons and had …

My boutique b&b  
I love St Bess and have been reaching for over 20 years. I have built a self designed, unique house in Bull Sav and I have just applied for permanent residence. …

Need Passport? 
Do you need a passport to visit Jamaica from the USA? My Response: Hello Bettylou Yes, you need a passport to travel from the USA by air. Please …

Jamay Vacay 
I'm from Canada and have worked with 20+ Jamaicans over 18 years. They come up in late March, early April and return in late November. A Jamaican vacation …

What an interesting read! Thank you...  
I am from the UK but I live in Taiwan with my young family. Each week, I speak to my son's second grade class at school about a different English-speaking …

I am related to TP Leyden 
He was my great grandfather. There was just a book published, Jamaica in Black and White, by David Boxer. Book of photographs, very interesting. …

LINDO/WALKER/PIZZA/SYLVESTER 
I have been working on the genealogy of my husband's family for a number of years and everything leads back to Jamaica. Norman Pizza, thought to have …

Visiting Jamaica  
I have been visiting Jamaica for thirty years. The first time I stepped off the plane in Mobay and breathed the air, I said I was home. The thing I like …

Thank You 
Thank you so much for this website, I just so happen to come upon the site when I was searching for names of some 80s reggae artist, I satarted going through …

Hello I wanted to take my son to Port Royal Not rated yet
So what i am asking is, since he loved the pirates of the Caribbean movies he wanted to see port royal and the fort there and Tortogue, is this possible? …

definition of" you use sleep to mark death" Not rated yet
Jamaican friend said that to me...I am American with Jamaican husband but we are separated now and was told to ask my husband the definition and he said …

Don't play with a baby's feet Not rated yet
I have always been told that you are not to play with a baby's feet as it will make them speech impaired or stutter. My reply: Wow, you've brought …

Words for a partner Not rated yet
Someone recently related a story to me of having seen a man riding his bicycle, with his flowers giggling on the handlebars. When I queried why she said …

New Year's in Jamaica Not rated yet
Hi! I'm curious about New Year's traditions in Jamaica. Are there any things that are done, specific food eaten, etc. Thank you for any information! …

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My ridiculous story about Jamaica

Ok, just in case you're shy, I'll start you off. This is a TRUE story. Let me give you some background - Jamaicans are notorious for trying to speak with an American accent whenever we have a conversation with someone we think is from a foreign country. You could be French, German or Spanish, we hit you with our version of an American accent!

So, a Jamaican friend of mine (let's call him Chris), who happens to look white, passes this guy on the road everyday on the way to work. He stops one day and gives the guy a ride. The guy assumes he is a foreigner, and starts speaking American.

Chris: I notice you talk with an American accent, do you travel a lot?

Guy: No, I never leave yard yet, but I reads a lot of American books!

Believe it or not, is TRUE!


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