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Jamaica and Falmouth. P.1.

Barmoska • 5 minutes read • August 22nd, 2015
The historical town of 


was the next stopover of our cruise:

Early morning met us with good weather. It was thought that the day would be good too.

Royal Caribbean liner moored next to us.

The country's flag, in which the liner is at the moment, hangs out at the stop:

Many tourists went out onto the balconies of their cabins to see where they were:

Well, I'll go ashore... a sailor is washing away the salt water from the ship to avoid corrosion:

As usual, the territory of the wharf is fenced from the city and a complex of shops and other tourist attractions has been built. Outsiders aren't able to enter this area. Everything is pleasant here.

People are loitering between shopping malls, eyeing souvenirs:

Some have their wedding photo shoot here. By the way, I have never seen her husband:

Bridesmaids are so concentrated:

Okay, now it's time to go outside the gate, to look at



Landscape just outside of the port is a little depressing:

You can still see the tourists next door to the port:

Pushy personalities press at every step, aggressively pushing to buy something, to go somewhere... The range of goods is expansive - from beaches and booze, to grass and girls: 

When it all comes down to it, there is nothing to buy from souvenirs because they are all the same and sold for the same price as in the port, but without intrusive service: 

After every 65-100 feet (20-30 meters), the number of white people in the streets decreases:

Some of the locals around the port did not look very friendly:

Red sign on the left wall really amused me - No Urinating. Obviously, such a problem exists in this town; there is no place to go pee:

I would have understood if the locals were friendly and interested but they were mainly aggressive. Imagine muscular locals hassling you for 5 minutes at a time, even if you haven't said a word the whole time. I tried not to take pictures of these people, focusing on homes and the general public:

This is what some of the local architecture looks like:

After a couple of blocks, it became clear that I shouldn't go any further alone. So I went back to 

port Falmouth

to take a taxi from there to the beach. In the photo below is a group of tourists with three attendants (the male guard is not in the photo):

Here begins the second part, which I did not like. A taxi from the hotel to the beach is, by the way, is $40 per person (taxi takes a set route and an additional 7 tourists were riding with us). You won't stay on the same liner though. In addition, I'd have liked to taken some beach photos. We drove for 15-20 minutes and arrived near the hotel which was decent-looking. I went to the clerk at the reception explaining that I came to see their beach. "No problem!" - he said - "$65". Hmm ...... To go back is an additional $40 and without seeing the beach! I had to pay $65. I took photos of the interior of the hotel since I had already paid . . . 

I passed the pool zone, placed directly in front of the ocean: 

Cool trees grow on the beach:

To be honest, the ocean is milky compared to the Caymans. But the water is warm:

It's comfortable to lie here and attendants come to take drink orders: 

Rescue tower:

Lastly, just a photo I liked. In focus: 
Author: Barmoska
Source: barmoska.livejournal.com
Translated by: Gian Luka

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