When my friend Francine told me that she wanted to climb Dunn’s River Falls for her birthday I could not resist this unique way of celebrating her birthday. The week leading up to it we were a bit worried because our friend who was driving wouldn’t be able to make the trip but we decided to hop a bus & turn the trip into a full on adventure.
I think adventure should be my legal middle name lol.
We headed downtown to the bus park on a bustling Saturday morning to catch a bus to Ocho Rios. We were unpleasantly surprised to find only one bus with only smaller “middle” seats available & we were not about to endure that drama. One of the vendors in the bus park told us our best bet was to take a bus toSpanish Town because the next bus to Ocho Rioswouldn’t arrive until 1 PM…this was at 10:30 AM.
Welcome to Part 2 of my Dry Land Tourist expedition to the beautiful Paradise Island in The Bahamas.
Thursday, May 5th
We decided to skip training & head to the Aquaventures Water Park at Atlantis but before our little adventure we had an informal lyme at Starbucks. This was my second trip to Starbucks(I went for the first time the night before) & can I tell you how frighten I was lol. It wasn’t my first time having coffee, here in Jamaicawe have numerous coffee shops the most popular being Cafe Blue (Jamaica’s Starbucks) & Rituals (Trinidad’sversion of Starbucks); I guess I was a victim of mass marketing (via YouTube) lol. Anyhow… our little lyme gave us a chance to chit chat with some fellow Rotarians.
This is one trip I am more than grateful I had the opportunity to go on. It literally happened in less than a month and a half.
I remember a few months ago I was watching some of my favourite Beauty YouTubers vlog their experience at The Atlantis& thinking how cool it would be to go there. Who knew that a few months later I would be sitting here blogging about my week on Paradise Island.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
The morning of my trip I had to wake up at 5AM because my ride to the airport had school at 8AM. Luckily for me my mom sat with me in the airport until I was ready to go to the departure lounge.
It felt like my flight took forever to board! Once I got on the plane, however, I was more than ready to start my adventure.
The journey to Nassau was smooth & I have to give thanks to Caribbean Airlines for their exceptional service. The only issue I had with my flight was that one particular stewardess was not very friendly especially to the lady sitting beside me. I don’t know if she was having a bad morning or what.
The Lynden Pindling Airport was massive! I felt like I was walking FOREVER to the Immigration desk.
It has been a week since I returned from my latest trip and while I was at the airport in Nassau I decided that it would be cool to share a few tips on how I survive the airport whenever I am taking a quick trip overseas, especially for shorter flights (under 2 hours).
After numerous near trips, I finally made it to Lime Cay!
Lime Cay, a small island off the coast of Kingston, is home of one of most beautiful beaches in all of Jamaica.
Accessible only by water, Lime Cay is popular with local boat owners.
The waters just off Lime Cay Beach, along with the smaller even more isolated cays, are excellent places to go snorkeling, explore underwater caves, and watch for wildlife. These little islands are close to the Norman Manley International Airport, so you can sit back, relax, and watch the flights arrive from all around the world.
May 29 – June 2, I was amongst the group of District 7020 Rotaractors who converged on the Cayman Islandsfor our District Conference. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you would know that Rotaract is a big part of my life.
My latest trek took place on February 23, 2013, to the Hollywell National Park, found in the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. My Rotaract club hosts an annual camping trip to Hollywell dubbed “Survivor”. This was the fourth staging and my second Survivor. I have to get it out there from now that I AM NOT CAMPING MATERIAL……no way shape or form.
I am a proud Jamaican! I love being an islander and I love that my island is such a big melting pot rich in culture. This love of country has been the boost I needed to get to know it even better. Like any good relationship…you can never know too much about your partner (hahahahaha).
So last weekend I found myself in the Western End of my fair isle. I drove clear across Jamaica to simply spend time with my friend & fellow blogger Shani (sunipink.wordpress.com) & support the Rotaract Club of Hanover’s Uniform Party in Lucea, Hanover! This was my first time in Lucea! *happy dance*
I needed a little break from the hustle and bustle of city life, so I decided to spend the weekend with my friend Shani (http://sunipink.wordpress.com/) in Montego Bay!
My journey started on Friday in Downtown Kingston; I decided not to opt for the Knutsford Express route because I don’t think I need to pay $2500 for a $650 journey…lol. Anyhow….Downtown (as expected) was hot and miserable and the wait for a bus was long. 4 hour journey aside…when I got to Coral Gardens I was uber excited! It was the start of girl’s weekend! The fabulous Miss Sunipink turned me into a dancehall diva for the night with the help of her trusty make up kit. Thank God I know a MUA.
Every Montegonian I know declares that Friday night belongs to Pier 1. So…we kick started the night with a “Kingstonian” friday night ritual… a fast food run! After which we had drinks at the Wexford. Anyone who knows me knows that I love me a good bar and an even better bartender and the Wexforddid not disappoint me at all.
At about 1 am we made our way to Pier 1. I am the worst dancer ever but turn on some music and i’m a dancing machine!!!!
Saturday was chill day, so Shani & I did the Bottom Road…the tourist way. And of course…we met some wonderful people. The afternoon, was spent at the Fairview Shopping Centrea.k.a “UPT Mobay.” My taste buds had a field day at Cafe Blueand the Mobay Chocolate Company; and my inner Goddess had a field day at Fontana & Bohios.