Ah Lori, your post brought back wonderful memories...I can almost smell the island air...
Many years ago we took a "surprise" trip to Jamaica. Some friends had booked it, but their grandmother became ill and they didn't want to leave town. So on a THURSDAY we agreed to take over their trip which left on that SUNDAY. It was February, and seemed like a good idea at the time... :roll:
It was - you're so right about the poverty, I've never seen such. On an island tour, it was 4 tourists in a van with a Jamaican guide, we went to one hill and looked out - on one side the slum, tin three sided shacks jumbling down the hill. On the other - cruise boats in the harbor. Amazing juxtaposition.
The food was amazing. THe people all so friendly, and the sweet air blowing in from the sea....
I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip - and so glad you brought me memories of our trip!
(I send myself postcards too - fun isn't it?)
~"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe." (Dalai Lama)