Jamaica By Ruth Fitzmaurice
Places I went to: <ul><li>The Blue Mountain range, Kingston </li></ul><ul><li>Rio grande in Port Antonio </li></ul><ul><li...
Map of Jamaica
The blue mountains <ul><li>The blue mountains are the longest mountain range in all of the island. The highest peak of the...
The blue mountains
Rio grande in Port Antonio <ul><li>I rented a raft and sailed down the river.  </li></ul><ul><li>While on the trip you can...
Rio grande in Port Antonio
The  Blue Lagoon <ul><li>They say that the lagoon is bottomless and that a sort of dragon is hidden there </li></ul><ul><l...
The  Blue Lagoon
Ocho Rios- Dunn’s river fall <ul><li>The river fall has been described as a living and growing phenomenon. </li></ul><ul><...
Dunn’s river fall
Green grotto caves <ul><li>1,525 metres long and 12 metres deep.  </li></ul><ul><li>chambers  </li></ul><ul><li>light hole...
Green grotto caves <ul><li>You are able to get a closer look at the natural beauty of the cave by boat. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Green grotto caves
Jamaican Expressions <ul><li>Backfoot- Expression of surprise Blouse an skirt- Expression of surprise or wonder Ca ca faat...
Food <ul><li>Breakfast  </li></ul><ul><li>ackee and saltfish </li></ul><ul><li>seasoned callaloo </li></ul><ul><li>boiled ...
Food <ul><li>Dessert </li></ul><ul><li>Coco bread </li></ul><ul><li>Bulla cakes </li></ul><ul><li>potato pudding  </li></u...
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  1. 1. Jamaica By Ruth Fitzmaurice
  2. 2. Places I went to: <ul><li>The Blue Mountain range, Kingston </li></ul><ul><li>Rio grande in Port Antonio </li></ul><ul><li>The Blue Lagoon, Port Antonio. </li></ul><ul><li>Dunn’s river fall in Ocho Rios </li></ul><ul><li>The green grotto caves, Discovery Bay </li></ul>
  3. 3. Map of Jamaica
  4. 4. The blue mountains <ul><li>The blue mountains are the longest mountain range in all of the island. The highest peak of the mountain is 225m. </li></ul><ul><li>I climbed up and down the mountain in one day. In total it took seven hours. The trail is well marked and there is a lot of places to stop for water, shelter and there are bathrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Portland gap ranger station which is about three hours up the mountain you can see lovely views of the surrounding towns and villages. </li></ul><ul><li>The blue mountains are famous for their coffee. I stopped at the Old Tavern Coffee Estate. On the northern slopes of the mountain. </li></ul><ul><li>Grown in almost complete fog. The coffee takes much longer to ripen resulting in a more concentrated flavour. Said to be the nicest in the whole world. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The blue mountains
  6. 6. Rio grande in Port Antonio <ul><li>I rented a raft and sailed down the river. </li></ul><ul><li>While on the trip you can see banana, sugar cane, wild ginger, allspice and orchids growing beside the eight mile river. </li></ul><ul><li>While on the three hour journey the guide told me stories about the people who used to raft down the river. </li></ul><ul><li>According to legend, this tradition originated with actor Errol Flynn when he organized races with locals transporting bananas on these rafts. </li></ul><ul><li>I also went to a town on the river called Nanny. It is where the national heroine, Granny Nanny. </li></ul><ul><li>Leader of the Jamaican Maroons in the eighteenth century. </li></ul><ul><li>Her face is also on the 500 Jamaican dollar. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rio grande in Port Antonio
  8. 8. The Blue Lagoon <ul><li>They say that the lagoon is bottomless and that a sort of dragon is hidden there </li></ul><ul><li>With its change of colours from blue to deep emerald, to sapphire and turquoise. </li></ul><ul><li>Though originally called “The Blue Hole”, this place was made famous by several movies, particularly Brooke Shields starred “Blue Lagoon” and was re-named as Blue Lagoon. </li></ul><ul><li>In the day it is possible to take a dip from its platform or snorkle and get a boat ride. You can also go swimming and see if you can reach the bottom. </li></ul><ul><li>The restaurant there is famous for serving their food on banana leaves. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Blue Lagoon
  10. 10. Ocho Rios- Dunn’s river fall <ul><li>The river fall has been described as a living and growing phenomenon. </li></ul><ul><li>The total height if the river fall is 600 feet. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an overwhelming series of waterfalls that send crystal clear water flowing and emerging over layers of stone steps. </li></ul><ul><li>Human chain led by a fall guide who helped you up the river fall into the caves. </li></ul><ul><li>Bordered by trees which shades the area from the sun. This kept the area cool as I tried to climb the waterfall. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cocktail” starring Tom Cruise was filmed and where the James Bond film “Dr No” was filmed. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Dunn’s river fall
  12. 12. Green grotto caves <ul><li>1,525 metres long and 12 metres deep. </li></ul><ul><li>chambers </li></ul><ul><li>light holes </li></ul><ul><li>lake. </li></ul><ul><li>James Bond movie was filmed film “Live and Let Die” in 1973. </li></ul><ul><li>The caves were used for villain Doctor Kananga's underground base beneath a cemetery on the fictional island of San Monique. </li></ul><ul><li>It is most memorable for being the location where Bond kills Kananga by forcing him to swallow a bullet of compressed air, causing him to float up to the ceiling like a balloon and explode. </li></ul><ul><li>Walk down centuries old steps. The main highlight in the limestone Green Grotto Caves however is the huge lake that is 36m below the surface. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Green grotto caves <ul><li>You are able to get a closer look at the natural beauty of the cave by boat. </li></ul><ul><li>The tour of the cave is an hour. </li></ul><ul><li>The tour guide told stories about the pre-Columbia Arawaks and the Spanish people who used the caves to hide from their British owners in the 17 th century. </li></ul><ul><li>The Jamaican government used the caves as a storeroom for barrels of rum after the second world war. </li></ul><ul><li>Also in recent years the caves were used as a hideaway for smugglers taking guns into Cuba. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS-0Q47BrWY </li></ul>
  14. 14. Green grotto caves
  15. 15. Jamaican Expressions <ul><li>Backfoot- Expression of surprise Blouse an skirt- Expression of surprise or wonder Ca ca faat- Expression of surprise Cho/Cho man- Expression of anger Gweh- Go away Kiss mi neck- Expression of surprise or wonder Ku deh- Look at that Move frah ya- Get out of here! Massi mi Gad/Lawd a massi- Lord have mercy! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Food <ul><li>Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>ackee and saltfish </li></ul><ul><li>seasoned callaloo </li></ul><ul><li>boiled green bananas </li></ul><ul><li>fried dumplings </li></ul><ul><li>Main courses </li></ul><ul><li>Jerk chicken </li></ul><ul><li>Curry goat and Curried Mutton </li></ul><ul><li>Jamaican pastries </li></ul><ul><li>Corned Beef and cabbage </li></ul><ul><li>Jamaican spiced bun </li></ul>
  17. 17. Food <ul><li>Dessert </li></ul><ul><li>Coco bread </li></ul><ul><li>Bulla cakes </li></ul><ul><li>potato pudding </li></ul><ul><li>gizzada </li></ul>

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