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History of Reggae Music

updated at 10/22/2019 in Jamaica
I am going to share a secret with you about the history of Reggae Music. I think now is the opportune time as I think you are at a place that you can handle it. This genre did not originate with Bob Marley nor his world renown song One Love. The term reggae was derived from rege-rege, a  Jamaican phrase...

Nature and Heritage at Jamaica's First UNESCO World Heritage Site

updated at 10/20/2019 in Portland, Jamaica
A first for Jamaica and a first for the Caribbean. In 2015, Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains became the country's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also the Caribbean's first World Heritage Mixed Site for both natural and cultural riches. The emerald mountains define the eastern part of the island and cover an area of 480 km2. The UNESCO...

Spelunking in Jamaica

updated at 10/09/2019 in Jamaica
It might be the most polar opposite activity to a day on the beach in Jamaica. Escaping from the sunny, hot, breeze of the beaches, to explore one of the island's networks of cool, dark, damp cave systems.Jamaica is one of the special places in the world with 'Karst' topography, where flowing water has carved paths through soluble limestone terrain,...