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Photo Samples, Jamaica

Bob Marley, Ganja and Lots of History

 

To most people, the Carribbean islands are a bunch of beautiful sandy beaches, surrounded by crystal clear water; a true Bounty Land with nothing but happy people. In many ways, this is true, and to make things even better, the people of the islands are just as beautiful. A friendly and colourful bunch of happy-go-lucky people to whom stress must be a town in Siberia. Heavy ganja smoking and lots of beer seems to be the rule of the day.

As usual, all photos are © Claus Qvist Jessen, and none of them may be used without my permission.

Street scene in Falmouth, Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Illegal parking Falmouth, Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Happy souvenir man somewhere on the north coast of Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Where did the shopping cart go? Well, some of them have been welded to form this inventive transporter; Jamaica north. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The fantastic view from the house of composer and playwright Noel Coward close to Port Maria, Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The 007 Bar of the Casa Maria Hotel is named after an invention one of their famous clients: Mr. Ian Fleming who, yes, invented James Bond. Today, the Jamaican national drink is not a vodka martini but the Red Stripe beer. The rabbit is my travel souvenir "Ninus" who has followed me to approx. 110 different countries. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Friendly farmer from Cockpit County, the central highlands of Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Friendly local from Port Maria, Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Tobacco from the market of Christana, Cockpit County, Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Fish market of Alligator Pond, Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Fish market of Alligator Pond, Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Fancy a cold Red Stripe? Alligator Pond, Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The beach at Treasure Beach, Jamaica south. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Lobster traps; Treasure Beach, Jamaica south. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Sunset at Treasure Beach, Jamaica south. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The outlet of Black River in the town of, well, Black River. Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The local past time: Ganja smoking; Black River. Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

One of several large crocodiles in Black River. Jamaica. This one was right in the middle of town. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The one and only tourist trap of Black River: The famous Pelican Bar, 5-6 kilometers off shore; Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Colourful restaurant/bar of Belmont, Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

"Red Stripe?"; Belmont, Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The most famous Jamaican ever: Bob Marley. His museum in Kingston is made in his old home. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The entrance to Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Most likely, the Bob Marley Museum is the only museum in the world with ganja on display; Kingston, Jamaica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The only surviving fort of Port Royal: Fort Charles; Kingston, Jamaica. Here, the British had their Caribbean headquarters, including the large number of pirates "working" as privateers. Captain Jack Sparrow was here. © Claus Qvist Jessen

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