Jamaicans are great wood carvers. Be careful however, Mike noticed a carving with a lot of primer filling in holes. Look for real carvers, (knife in hand working on next project). Some guys buy machine carvings and peddle as hand carved. A little old man sold us this fish for $75.00/American. It cost $78.00/American to DHL it home. Mike saved the day on that one. I woke up next morning crying, what did I do? How will we ever get this home? One trip to the Sandals Front desk with the visa card and fish was enroute to Delaware! Thanks Skippy!!!
What to buy: Jamaica deffinately has its specalties! Tie Dye t-shirts...a must have baby! A wood carving from some (I prefer, a little old) Jamaican man...priceless, believe me we love ours. If you dig Rum, you must buy the limit. If you buy ciggs, get them (per carton) in Jamaica Airport for $16.00/American or $20.00/American on Jamaica Air.
What to pay: Haggle, be firm, get it for what you want or walk away. It was very hard for me to pay $8,000.00/Jamaican for a t-shirt. Ouch, it just didn't 'feel right'. Mike said "Get Over IT!"
Jamaica and its colours, the Black, Gold and Green...and Red. You can't give up to buy something that remember you the typical Jamaican colours. They are everywhere and all the tourist markets are full of chokers, necklace, bracelets, t-shirts and caps with these colours. The black for the skin colour, the gold (or yellow) for the sun, the green for the colour of this land form the Jamaican flag, to which the Rastafarian movement added the red to remember the blood sheded by the slaves.
The only thing I really saw in Montego Bay, in the several times I passed there, was... Blue Diamond mall.
We stopped there, but... Not impressed...
This is Pat, he sometimes works in Pablos Bar, he has travelled quite a bit and is a great cook and conversationalist, get to know him.
What to buy:
Unique pattern shirts and skirts.
What to pay: Get a feel for bargaining. Not in the shops but in the markets and near attractions.
went on the 15-21st of may. Today i find out im overdrafting and i got a call from fraud alert....more
We got married on the beach at the all inclusive Couples Tower Island on 10/2/10. I cannot say...more
I got to stay one night (only one night boo!). We arrived at night and left after breakfast. I did...more
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