“Ya mon, no problem.” …Everyone in Jamaica we talked to!
We recently returned from a quick four days in Jamaica. The reason for going was to celebrate the wedding of friends Mitch and Susan. While there we enjoyed the beautiful beach at Negril, ate many new things, and met some very nice people. Over fifty friends and relatives of the couple traveled to Jamaica for the wedding (which was also witnessed by one very curious Italian tourist!). We found the people of Jamaica to be very warm and friendly, even though the poverty evident as we traveled to Negril was in stark contrast to the conditions at the Rui Tropical Bay where we stayed. We came back with a rather large wooden parrot which was the result of some good salesmanship and some intense bargaining with a Jamaican vendor. We found that the airline will check practically anything as luggage and “bird” showed up at the airport baggage claim in Omaha with “no problem”. We now have a huge souvenir and some great memories of our trip!