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Island country situated in the Caribbean Sea Website

Approval Rate: 72%

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    Tue Jun 22 2010

    I loved it both times i was there. Like any country, it has its negatives. Some bad neighborhoods and really slow service, but that's the laid back appeal

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    Thu Feb 11 2010

    The positives: Some of the most beautiful country side I have ever seen. I really enjoyed the beaches, rafting down the Martha Brae, and climbing the Dunn’s River Falls. Great food can be had at The Pelican restaurant in Montego Bay (try the Jerk Chicken). The island has a very interesting culture, and it’s easy to submerge yourself in it. There are a few negatives, mostly related to poverty. A trip off the beaten path and you’ll understand why, however It’s difficult to go anywhere without being harassed by pan handlers and peddlers. Over all a positive experience, but somehow the constant badgering from the annoying hucksters took a little away from my Jamaican experience.

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    Sat Mar 17 2007

    I feel it is unfair to base your experience of Jamaica on Bob Marley's music and 'what happened in Cool Runnings'. But my experience of Jamaica was that it was a really friendly community, which welcomes strangers gladly, and will never cast an unkind word. It is much like an idyllic modern society, enough technology to be prosperous, but the old style community and hobbies are still in place. A fine place to go, I hope I shall return one day.

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    Sun Mar 12 2006

    Guys selling you drugs

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    Mon Jul 25 2005

    People are unfriendly and rude

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    Thu Jun 23 2005

    A country of a mere few million (smaller than most North American cities) has such a cultural presence that it is has been responsible for and/or influenced the likes of Bob Marley, Lee Scratch Perry, Peter Tosh, Colin Powell, Marcus Garvey, Lee-Chin (300th richest person in the world and the Richest black man in the world who resides in Canada) and thousands others. What we call hip-hop or rap would not exist if not for Jamaica. About 70% of hip hop pioneers had Jamaican backgrounds as did those who were behind Miami Bass, dub reggae and jungle music. There would not be The Clash, The Police and other so-called American/UK staple points. The bass sound is a Jamaican obsession. Plus all the universal slang expressions that originated in Jamiaca. Also, jerk chicken, patties, and all the other amazing food from this small island. There is not a place in the world where people will not know of Jamaica and Jamaican style - Love it or Hate it. If North America would just give up on... Read more

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    Thu Aug 05 2004

    good pot

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    Tue Apr 29 2003

    I'm not big on the stupid "ganja" culture. Reggae music bores me too. Rum, however, is a fine beverage.

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    Sun Jan 27 2002

    Two words: Ganga, mon. And what kinda freaky religion is that there Rastafarian mumbo-jumbo? It's a small, rather bland, insignificant nation on the face of the planet. Their economy relies heavily upon tourists from Europe and America (not that real Americans would deign to set foot on that impoverished country, what with all those drugs and Miss Cleo look-alikes). Why do so many of them there Jamaicans come to America? 'Cuz it's the SUPERIOR nation! Montego Bay? Kingston? Puh-leez. Tourist traps to the nth degree. Drug-infested, immoral sorts live there. Hey, remember the Jamaican bobsledders? How moronic and nebbish can you get? AMERICA, BAY-BEE!!!!

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    Mon Oct 29 2001

    Go to Jamaica. Nice food, nice music, Jamaicans are also very friendly.

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    Sat Oct 27 2001

    The home of Bob Marley and Patrick Ewing. It is a 3rd world country with extreme poverty, but is presumably a nice place to visit. Marley came up from the Jamaican ghettos and became the spokesman for their population.

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    Mon Nov 22 1999

    I recently traveled to Jamaica. It is a beautiful island with many things to offer.

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    Sat Nov 20 1999

    A lot of fun water sports and resorts. Incredible snorkling.

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    Fri Nov 12 1999

    Jamaica is a wonderful country and cannot be compared to anything.

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    Mon Nov 01 1999

    for college students Jamaica could offer a cheap vacation unlike the Bahamas.