Monthly Archives: November 2013

Photo Fridays: Bulla and Pear

This is without a doubt one of my favorite Jamaican things to eat. Bulla is somewhat hard to describe, it’s sweet and gingery (I love when it is loaded with real ginger), it’s not a cake, not a bread, not … Continue reading

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Contradictions in Jamaican Culture: Cleanliness

**This is the second in a multi-part series on Jamaican culture. Having lived here for nearly eight months, I can speak to some of the contradictions I’ve observed. This is obviously based on my opinion and is not meant to … Continue reading

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Photo Fridays: Turtles!

A few months ago, a group of us met in Oracabessa, St. Mary (home to James Bond Beach and Goldeneye Resort) at our favorite hostel, Nix Nax, for a fellow PCV’s birthday. Not far from there, a turtle release program … Continue reading

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Photo Fridays: School Gardening

A big part of my job is helping unroll the school gardening programme for St. Ann 4-H. We try to do this at as many schools throughout the parish as possible. This was taken at Runaway Bay All-Age School, where … Continue reading

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Photo Fridays: Reunion!

A few weeks ago, I traveled for a quick trip back home (or “faarin” as anything outside of Jamaica is known) to attend the wedding of my cousin, Carolyn and her now-husband Serge. The wedding was lovely, the food outstanding, … Continue reading

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