IN THE PORTLAND EVRIONE IS A CAB DRIVER.
FROM FRENCHMAN'S COVE TO PORT ANTONIO USD 2
DRAPERS - WINNIFRED BEACH USD 2
JAMAICANS DRIVES VERY FAST SPECIALLY IN THE SWEEPS,BUT WHEN YOU SCREAM OF FEAR
THEY SLOW DOWN.
IN A SCHOOLBUS AIMED TO SEAT 14 PERSONS, WE WAS 22.
Well the options are buses or taxi, be prepared to sit on a strangers knee in a taxi or mini bus, this is perfectly normal, you share taxi's and hail them from the side of the street. Be aware that the driving has a high degree of creative licence and expect an interesting ride on the 'wrong' side of the road, due to very rough surfaces (again because I was in the country)..
Also you MUST try the bus, this is an experience in itself, I met some really interesting people on the buses, the only disconcerting thing was that on one bus the driver was talking to me, not looking at the road, swigging alcohol from a flask and standing up to change the tape!!! Exhilerating to say the least