The Real Jamaica

by Seantay Walker
(Nashville, TN, USA)

Laundry day, everyday life...away from the resort

Laundry day, everyday life...away from the resort

Contest Entry #047 - The Real Jamaica

Some tourist that visit Jamaica may picture only the fancy resorts but if you don't get out and see the real Jamaica you will never get to experience what true life is like in Jamaica.

Throughout my travels to Jamaica, I've met some very nice people.

I really want people to see that Jamaica is not a bad place, just like every city - there are some "rough parts" But Jamaica is a fantastic place to visit.

I was able to photograph this house during my last visit. I believe that this picture depicts what Jamaican living can be like for some - however living conditions do not affect the attitudes of everyone.

It seems that everyone that whose path I crossed in Jamaica, whether Jamaicans working at the airport or resort, or those working in the streets of Kingston selling Jamaican fruits, bag juice or window washing - they were all nice to me and my family.

The second picture is a photograph of the president of the Redcap porters, sitting down for a quick break.

It was a pleasure to meet him. He was kind enough to help us track down our transportation service after my cousin realized that she left a bag full of souvenirs on the van!

The van had been gone for a while and was in route to pick up more people to bring them to the airport but the driver brought the bag back to us with no complaints and a smile on his face.

The third picture was also taken during my latest trip in March of the year. A photo opp at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston with my cousins and our tour guide from KnowJamaica Tours - Javia Shawshows a friendship made that will hopefully last forever.

Javia and his mother/business partner Marva Shaw, treated us like family as they took us around to get to "Know Jamaica".

I couldn't head back to the states without purchasing a souvenir for myself. Something to always remind me of Sweet Sweet Jamaica. When I saw this doll I fell in love with her, my "Jamaican Dawta", I had to bring her home with me!

She sits in my living room (where I can see her daily) with her Jamaican flag waving proudly. I often get "home away from home sick" but to help me temporarily get over that feeling I'll play my reggae music, log onto My Island Jamaica, and start planning and getting ideas for my next visit "home".

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by: C.J. Ellis

Wow, that is indeed the "real Jamaica" you wouldn't see that picture on a post card. And that is a very pretty doll baby. All of your fotos are nice.

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