Jamaica As I Want To See It
September 23, 2012 10:33 AM Subscribe
I want to tour Jamaica and learn about the history of the country, specifically focused on reggae music & culture. I don't want to stay in Resortlandia or do some kind of BS ecotour. Also, I don't drink. Can anybody tell me of a tour company or group that can help me do this?
posted by shushufindi to travel & transportation around Jamaica, Jamaica (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been a huge, serious reggae fan for about 15 years. I've always wanted to go to Jamaica, but I've been afraid to go because I don't want to be let down.
I'm interested in taking some sort of tour that will teach me about the history of the country with a focus on reggae. I'd also like to go way up into the mountains where the Maroons are.
It seems like a lot of tourism in Jamaica is centered around getting wasted and staying on some sort of armed compound with other tourists. I don't drink alcohol at all, but I have an interest in Jamaica horticulture.
I have no illusions about going there and 'staying with the people,' or some other fake BS. I only plan on being there for about 10 days---not at all enough time to really get close and figure things out. I would like to just learn a ton about the damn place, so when I get home, my understanding of reggae will be enriched.
Ooooh! I forgot! I'd love to see some studios, and possibly go to some sort of sound clash or something like that. Eat akee & saltfish...goat...jerk chicken...learn some Patois...