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Lots of history, the Bob Marley Museum & surrounding scenery all make it worth seeing
dont like the way the men pee anywhere ...
In a nutshell
The place to be to understand why Marley wrote such great songs.
The Rum, Roast and Royals shop in the Devon House courtyard, is excellent. As the name suggests, it carries a large selection of Jamaican coffee, alcohol of all sorts and cigars as well as every conceivable type of souvenir.
Although not a cigar smoker myself, my friends are, and they say the cigars, which include a large Cuban selection are very well kept in a humidor.
Apart from the local alcohol, there is a good selection of European wine, and also New World wines. Some of the Chileans are good, and obviously not as expensive, due to lower shipping costs. Be sure and ask about the special offers, which are not always clearly marked, which often mean that the apparently more expensive wines actually work out cheaper. The staff are very helpful and will point you in the right direction.
What to pay: Prices are slightly expensive but quality is good.
Updated Oct 29, 2005
Address: Devon House courtyard, Trafalgar Road
I took these two photos from the window of our car, so the quality isn’t great, but I was pleased to get them nevertheless. They, and this tip, are specially for my friend David, whose dream is to play cricket for England either here or at Lords – when he isn’t playing football for Aston Villa, that is ;)
Sabina Park was established in 1930, and the first test match was played here the same year. Sabina Park's most famous moment is when Garfield Sobers made a record breaking score of 365 not out in 1958, at the time the highest ever individual test score – a record that stood unbeaten for 36 years.
The stadium has recently undergone major renovations for the 2007ICC Cricket World Cup, including expansion of its capacity to 30,000 seats. The opening match of the World Cup between the West Indies and Pakistan was played here.
Jamaicans are enthusiastic cricket fans as are all West Indians, and I imagine the atmosphere here during a match is fantastic. In fact, one stand is known as the “Party Stand” and is the main area for those who enjoy a more raucous style of support for their team.
I’m not sure what I make of one story I read, about the members’ pavilion, which appears to be a throw-back to less politically correct times. Apparently no member is allowed to say a lady's name in the club, and if anyone slips up on this rule he must buy drinks for everyone there. This has its roots in a dispute, when a man mentioned the a name of a woman with whom he was having a liaison. Unfortunately for him, her husband was right behind him as he said it.
Updated Apr 5, 2008
Address: South Camp Road, Kingston