Ora-ca-bes-sa = Oro + Cabeza (Spanish) = Gold(en) head Recently I had an experience of a lifetime in Oracabessa, St Mary on a work trip. Oracabessa is famed for many things; the setting of iconic movies, playground for the rich and famous, its links to the music industry and luxurious villas. The verdant green high … Continue reading Golden Opportunities in Oracabessa
Of Jamaica's 14 parishes Hanover is the 2nd smallest. It might be considered one of the most rural or underdeveloped places in Jamaica. It's often a running joke that it "doesn't exist". Nowadays, Hanover isn't really known for much but it is the home of many things; Many rivers, many bays and many many many … Continue reading Rediscovering Hanover
Before there was Mexico... there was Costa Rica. My trip to Costa Rica was what actually inspired me to create this blog in the first place. But in the ironic nature of this blog (and my life) I never actually wrote about it... until now. Since this post is being written "in retrospect" it will have … Continue reading Costa Rica in retrospect
Recently I've noticed that the soil in my garden has lost a substantial amount of nutrients over the years. The soil has very little surface cover and dries out very quickly after its been watered taking down the minerals and organic nutrients closer to the surface. These minerals and nutrients are important for the soil … Continue reading Composting in 6 steps
Exactly a month ago, Dec 2nd 2018, I embarked on a trip to Mexico City. Here's how it went. Planning the trip. I wanted my first solo trip to be somewhere that was exciting, filled with rich culture and history and relatively cheap. I also wanted to go somewhere that was different but not too … Continue reading 6 days in Mexico City.
I can sum up this year by saying that it has been a lot. I have accomplished so many things this year that I am extremely proud of. There are many personal goals written and unwritten that I did this year too. But this year has also been extremely hard and I've had to make … Continue reading 2018 in Review
Kingston is a big city (by Caribbean standards, it's no Mexico City or New York). Usually Kingston is the first place in Jamaica to get anything "from foreign" (except Starbucks). Despite some of its bad reputation, Kingston is an enchanting cultural and business hub, just ask any tourist that prefers culture over cocktails and any … Continue reading 72 hours in Kingston, Jamaica.