We are now back in Kingston where we will stay until the end of our Jamaican trip. J is excited to be back, whereas I could have stayed in Portland for a little longer... So that the transition back to city life would go smoothly, I made a trip yesterday to Lime Key, an island just outside Kingston. I went there with Welsh girls C and S, who we met back in our familiar hostel. It was great to be back on the seaside again and thanks girls for the company and all the fun!
Back at Port Royal where the boat left us, we found a “real” restaurant called Glamourous (now imagine the big smiles on our faces!). I’m not saying that the food here has been bad, on the contrary, it is very tasty. But the thing is, you don’t really sit down and enjoy your meal. Eating here is more like grabbing something from wherever you can, when you can. Some days we have had very good meals and then other days we have eaten less. Jamaica is not a destination where you plan for each day in which area or what kind of restaurant you want to eat, like many European cities are for example. Here food is just food and not that important. So you can imagine how excited we were when we came to Glamourous and were seated in a real table, on a terrace with a view over Downtown. The food was served on real plates and we got real forks and knives. It’s funny how you appreciate things that you before took for granted. We ate delicious shrimps and, this is the best thing, I got a glass of Chardonnay! Haha. Even if I’ve been going out a lot here in Jamaica, I haven’t been drinking almost at all, simply because there is no alcohol that I like. (I’m sure J would love to tell you about the champagne episode, I’m called Miss Champagne now...). However, ordering wine was not easy. Me: “Can I have a glass of Chardonnay, please?” The waiter: “I’m not sure if we have it but I will check.” Me: “Any white wine goes, no problem.” The waiter comes back: “We don’t have any white wine today.” Me: “Oh ok, what wine do you have then?” The waiter: “Well, we have white wine Chardonnay if that’s ok....”. I guess people don’t order French wine here every day. But I got mine in the end. :)
I'm Emilia, Finnish-Parisian, a recent Master's graduate. I'm currently traveling around the Caribbean and on a volunteering mission in Colombia. I'm passionate about writing, music and different kinds of sports. I can't wait to discover new places and cultures - and share my adventures with you!