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  • Jamaica By Ruth Fitzmaurice
  • Places I went to:
    • The Blue Mountain range, Kingston
    • Rio grande in Port Antonio
    • The Blue Lagoon, Port Antonio.
    • Dunns river fall in Ocho Rios
    • The green grotto caves, Discovery Bay
  • Map of Jamaica
  • The blue mountains
    • The blue mountains are the longest mountain range in all of the island. The highest peak of the mountain is 225m.
    • I climbed up and down the mountain in one day. In total it took seven hours. The trail is well marked and there is a lot of places to stop for water, shelter and there are bathrooms.
    • Portland gap ranger station which is about three hours up the mountain you can see lovely views of the surrounding towns and villages.
    • The blue mountains are famous for their coffee. I stopped at the Old Tavern Coffee Estate. On the northern slopes of the mountain.
    • Grown in almost complete fog. The coffee takes much longer to ripen resulting in a more concentrated flavour. Said to be the nicest in the whole world.
  • The blue mountains
  • Rio grande in Port Antonio
    • I rented a raft and sailed down the river.
    • While on the trip you can see banana, sugar cane, wild ginger, allspice and orchids growing beside the eight mile river.
    • While on the three hour journey the guide told me stories about the people who used to raft down the river.
    • According to legend, this tradition originated with actor Errol Flynn when he organized races with locals transporting bananas on these rafts.
    • I also went to a town on the river called Nanny. It is where the national heroine, Granny Nanny.
    • Leader of the Jamaican Maroons in the eighteenth century.
    • Her face is also on the 500 Jamaican dollar.
  • Rio grande in Port Antonio
  • The Blue Lagoon
    • They say that the lagoon is bottomless and that a sort of dragon is hidden there
    • With its change of colours from blue to deep emerald, to sapphire and turquoise.
    • Though originally called The Blue Hole, this place was made famous by several movies, particularly Brooke Shields starred Blue Lagoon and was re-named as Blue Lagoon.
    • In the day it is possible to take a dip from its platform or snorkle and get a boat ride. You can also go swimming and see if you can reach the bottom.
    • The restaurant there is famous for serving their food on banana leaves.
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Ocho Rios- Dunns river fall
    • The river fall has been described as a living and growing phenomenon.
    • The total height if the river fall is 600 feet.
    • It is an overwhelming series of waterfalls that send crystal clear water flowing and emerging over layers of stone steps.
    • Human chain led by a fall guide who helped you up the river fall into the caves.
    • Bordered by trees which shades the area from the sun. This kept the area cool as I tried to climb the waterfall.
    • Cocktail starring Tom Cruise was filmed and where the James Bond film Dr No was filmed.
  • Dunns river fall
  • Green grotto caves
    • 1,525 metres long and 12 metres deep.
    • chambers
    • light holes
    • lake.
    • James Bond movie was filmed film Live and Let Die in 1973.
    • The caves were used for villain Doctor Kananga's underground base beneath a cemetery on the fictional island of San Monique.
    • It is most memorable for being the location where Bond kills Kananga by forcing him to swallow a bullet of compressed air, causing him to float up to the ceiling like a balloon and explode.
    • Walk down centuries old steps. The main highlight in the limestone Green Grotto Caves however is the huge lake that is 36m below the surface.
  • Green grotto caves
    • You are able to get a closer look at the natural beauty of the cave by boat.
    • The tour of the cave is an hour.
    • The tour guide told stories about the pre-Columbia Arawaks and the Spanish people who used the caves to hide from their British owners in the 17 th century.
    • The Jamaican government used the caves as a storeroom for barrels of rum after the second world war.
    • Also in recent years the caves were used as a hideaway for smugglers taking guns into Cuba.
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS-0Q47BrWY
  • Green grotto caves
  • Jamaican Expressions
    • Backfoot- Expression of surprise Blouse an skirt- Expression of surprise or wonder Ca ca faat- Expression of surprise Cho/Cho man- Expression of anger Gweh- Go away Kiss mi neck- Expression of surprise or wonder Ku deh- Look at that Move frah ya- Get out of here! Massi mi Gad/Lawd a massi- Lord have mercy!
  • Food
    • Breakfast
    • ackee and saltfish
    • seasoned callaloo
    • boiled green bananas
    • fried dumplings
    • Main courses
    • Jerk chicken
    • Curry goat and Curried Mutton
    • Jamaican pastries
    • Corned Beef and cabbage
    • Jamaican spiced bun
  • Food
    • Dessert
    • Coco bread
    • Bulla cakes
    • potato pudding
    • gizzada