My Tour around Kingston

Happy New Year my loves!!! I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful new year. I just got back from yet another great trip to Jamaica. I spent roughly 2 weeks there with family and friends. On my last day, we had a long lay over in Kingston. So my mother, my sister, and I spent the entire day touring around Kingston. My mother's family is from the Negril Westmorland area and my father's family is from Kingston. I have been going to Jamaica every year my entire life, sometimes multiple times a year and I have never been to Kingston. We paid a taxi driver to be our personal tour guide for the day. Our first stop was Port Royal. I heard of Port Royal in Pirates of the Caribbean, so it was nice to actually go there and see for myself.

Our tour was of Fort Charles and the two museums were of Fort Charles before and after the Earthquakes. We saw the Giddy House and many secret passage ways that were used during the war. Upon leaving Port Royal, we drove around downtown Kingston. We drove through Coronation Market which is the largest street market I have ever seen in my life. We also drove through some rough neighborhoods (we didn't get out of the car though). Then we drove uptown through a section called Beverly Hills, yes there is a Beverly Hills in Jamaica lol. We also passed the Jamaican version of the White House where the Prime Minister lives, and also through the adjacent neighborhoods where other politicians and dignitaries live. We then visited and took a walk around Emancipation Park. After a long day, our last stop was at Devon House I Scream where we had some delicious grapenut ice cream. Driving back to the airport, we drove through Harbor View and Mountain View. With the amount of people and the hustle and bustle, it reminded me of New York City times 10, it was intense but I enjoyed it. It was a great place to visit.

Nichole Naomi
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Nichole Naomi

I am a Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised, very proud Jamaican American. I am a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies. I am also the CEO of Baseline Cosmetics, where make up meets music.

2 comments:

  1. It seems like you found some quite interesting architecture, its good to find other inspiration:)

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  2. It was really nice, I had heard so much about each place I visited, so it was nice to finally see them

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