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#11 starchild

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    Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:51 AM

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    I have always wanted to go but always heard stories about how dangerous it was to go off the resort. So it scared me off. But the more I have read, I realize this isn't neccesarily the case.
    I think the key is using general street smarts and also going around with the right person. More than 1 person approached us and offered to take us around but we said no until we met someone whose vibe we liked.

    We were in people's homes, backyards, cars, etc. and all in places where there weren't tourists for miles. We came across people whose patois was so thick we would never have made it alone, so that's where our guy came in handy! People thought DH was Jamaican until he spoke...haha Have fun, don't be afraid to go out but if you are going into people's neighborhoods go with a local, it will make things much easier :)

    Here are some pics of our off-site adventure, I have tons more if you like:

    W/Terrance in someone's backyard (he's the one with the abs of steel)
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    Homes we passed along the way:
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    @ the healing spring (yes my hand is in the fire, it went up my leg & didn't burn...it was crazy!)
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    Neighborhood kids that followed us as far as they were allowed...lol:
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    #12 Christine

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    Posted 10 March 2008 - 09:00 AM

    Karen, I think most of the hotels let you have a private dinner on the beach, they set up these little canopies and have a candle lit path, I saw people do it every night we were there (we stayed at Couples) and it was so beautiful.
    Also I am sure someone else mentioned it but don't forget to go to Dunn's River Falls, its so cool to climb a waterfall.
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    #13 JaimeLynne

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      Posted 10 March 2008 - 12:38 PM

      How fun! We really want to go there for our Honeymoon :)

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      #14 Alyssa

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        Posted 10 March 2008 - 12:42 PM

        very cool - have fun!!! i wonder if there will be any BDW ROR weddings you can crash

        #15 Nrvsbride

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          Posted 10 March 2008 - 12:44 PM

          Karen & Jason have so much fun! This is going to be an awesome trip! I can't believe its almost your 1 year anniversary. It feels like just yesterday you guys were planning your wedding.

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            Posted 10 March 2008 - 01:22 PM

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            very cool - have fun!!! i wonder if there will be any BDW ROR weddings you can crash
            Karen & Jason have so much fun! This is going to be an awesome trip! I can't believe its almost your 1 year anniversary. It feels like just yesterday you guys were planning your wedding.
            It has gone quick, hasn't it? It was a little over a year ago when I signed up here but if feels like so much longer than that.

            I have spent most of the morning in trip planner mode. Finding RIU forums, downloading reggae/ragga/ska music, looking at photos, reading reviews and all that good stuff. I woke up thinking about Jamaica today. I am just too too excited.

            I love your idea Jamy! That would be real cool to have someone show us around and get to places we otherwise would not find. That's right up our alley.

            #17 A10CalGal

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              Posted 10 March 2008 - 02:10 PM

              Karen - rum cream is exactly what it sounds like...Rum & cream mixed together. It's like a white russian, only with rum, in a bottle. It's super yummy & probably very fattening. I like it poured over ice.

              #18 starchild

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                Posted 10 March 2008 - 06:13 PM

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                Karen - rum cream is exactly what it sounds like...Rum & cream mixed together. It's like a white russian, only with rum, in a bottle. It's super yummy & probably very fattening. I like it poured over ice.
                Did someone say rum cream? MMMMMM....those puppies go down smooth in the hot Jamaican sun! (and they pack a punch!)

                #19 Karen

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                  Posted 10 March 2008 - 09:46 PM

                  Rum Cream sounds so yummy!!!! Thanks for letting me know Christa!
                  Jamy, sound like you and DH have the same traveling tastes that we have. I really love learning about and experiancing other cultures. And it's hard to do that if you stay in the confines of the resort. As weird as this may sound, I love it when Jay and I are the only Americans around. As much as i love my country, it's cool to "escape" America for a bit. I reallly wanted to get another country in before any little ones come along.

                  Anyone ever got to Bob Marley's house in 9 mile? Is it worth the trip?
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                  #20 PaulaV

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                    Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:40 PM

                    Oh wow! Your anniversary will be here soon!
                    You need a countdown ticker :)

                    Sounds like a great place to vacation.
                    Wonder what surprises Jason will have planned for you this time




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