The jaimacans have their own language, they call it PATOIS. For me is like a 'bad spoken' english, but it's nice to listen to then talking it. I learnt some words because all the people use to call us like this, they aren't very nice words but we had to start learning from somewhere!! ;-)
-Battybway or Battyman: Homesexual, gay in not a very polite way.
-Bomboclat: It is the worse thing you can be called in Jamaica, it sth like '*** off'. They only say that when they are really hangry.
Late Night Jerk Chicken
Ask your driver to take you to the best pan man to get some jerk chicken. Don't be surprised when he asks you for ketchup on your chicken because it's a suprisingly great combination. Jamaican ketchup is different. This is the best after a late night partying with your friends. Usually there is a spot where a bunch of pan men cook together. Make sure you go to the one that has a crowd of people around him. He's usually the best.
Originally named Fort Cromwell, it was renamed Fort Charles in honor of the restoration of the British Monarchy when King Charles II ascended the throne in 1660.
At the time it was built it was surrounded by water, now there is much distance between the fort and the water.
The fort admission includes a guide and admission to a couple of museums with artifacts from Port Royal that have been recovered from the sea after the earthquake in 1692 submerged Port Royal.
See the accompanying travelogue for more pictures.
Holy Trinity Cathedral
It's quite old, and it's even worse when you go inside. When we visited that there where mountins of garbage inside it. It was closed, but we asked a pair of persons who where keeping that and they opened the Cathedral for us, I think that they haven't had a visit for years!! They were really kind with us, and they explained everything about the Cathedral. The building itself wasn't nothing special, but it was a great experience.
Another reason to go could be that it's the biggest church in the island and there isn't much to do in Kingston. ;-P
Price: Admision Free.
Up in the centre of New Kingston is emancipation park, an excellent place to hide away from people hassling you (though certainly not to the degree you'd get in MoBay, Negril or Ocho). Find some shade under a tree, have a snack, read a book, or just smoke a cigarrette (or joint) and relax for a while. Unfortunately there were no ashtrays in the park.
There is a walkway that goes around the outer part of the park, in the evenings local people came here and all walked turning left. There were even signs indicating that this was the designated direction in wich to walk. If you choose to go for a walk with them, go left.