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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Vacation.....

Well hello there my loves! Now I promise that I didn't forget about you over the past few days as I was on vacation. Can anyone guess where I was? Some hints can include these phrases heard often there: no problem, ya mon, irie. A famous figure there is Bob Marley......

You got it! I was in Jamaica! I don't even think I can describe what a wonderful time I had. Everything was so amazing there. We flew into Montego Bay and then took an hour and a half ride to Ocho Rios, which is where we were staying. I really enjoyed the ride as that gave me a chance to really see the real country outside of the resorts. The houses are very colorful and their were a variety of types. Some homes were very small without proper covering and others were very large mansions. Another thing I did not know was that they have many chains of Burger Kings and KFC's there as well! Many people there are in poverty, but that didn't seem to stop fashion in some cases. Lots of women from poor families can sew and create their own dresses and accessories. The talent was amazing and so very creative. I was in love with the colors and patterns people used to make clothing and to sometimes sell in the markets. 

I stayed at the Riu Ocho Rios, which is an all-inclusive resort right on the beach. Being able to have any type of food 24 hours a day was crazy. All of the workers were so nice and they remembered me from eating at certain restaurants throughout the trip. The views from the hotel were also beautiful. Right outside my hotel was the beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea and many palm trees filled with coconuts which were served out on the beach daily to drink from. The Riu also had many activities daily such as water sports (I went kayaking), beach parties, and different games throughout the hotel. There is something there for any age or person to do. One of the things I enjoyed the most was seeing all of the style inspiration inside the hotel as well. There were visitors from all over the world, so there were many different looks. Once you are there for a few days, faces become familiar and you get to know certain people. It is also very easy to go see other sites outside of the hotel with tour services. I got to go horseback riding along the beach and go to the market on Main Street in Ocho Rios. Almost everywhere there accepts the US dollar. In Jamaica, $1 USD is equal to $100 Jamaican dollars. I was so amazed with the whole experience that I am missing Jamaica already!



Flying over the ocean!

 Silly Shots


Riu Ocho Rios

Fun Fact: In Jamaica, you drive like the British on the opposite side of the road compared to in America.

Too Beautiful!

Outside the hotel room

 Mmmm...

 The landscaping is beautiful here as well!

Going to see the night show

 Being silly on the beach :)

 I went to a grocery store and here is a price example. These Kind bars cost $292.50 in Jamaican dollars or $2.92 in USD.

Drinking out of a fresh coconut. They take them right down from the tree for you!

Outside the hotel building

 Horseback riding on the beach! We went all the way into the water and we did a nice trail ride. It was amazing!

Main St. in Ocho Rios

On the balcony...don't you love how the hotel is lavender?!

 Flying back home over NYC

Well I had an amazing time in Jamaica. Exploring other cultures is such an amazing experience. Did you do anything special for spring break or Easter? Tell me about your adventures or put a link to a post below!


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  1. That looks like such a wonderful vacation!

    Lauren,
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  2. I'm so jealous! Looks like you had a great time!
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  4. Wow you are so lucky! I went to Jamaica many years ago and it was absolutely beautiful. Food was amazing and it was honestly paradise. I don't know where you are in Jamaica but if you are close, you should definitely check out the haunted plantation of Annie Palmer-White Witch of Rose Hall. Totally creepy, if you're into that thing!
    xo Olivia

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  5. Fabulous photos! I'm jealous,I need vacation also!
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  6. The beach looks too beautiful, jealous! And that drink looks great too, haha. xx
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  7. Great pictures!! Looks like you had an amazing vacation, I'm jealous!!

    <3, Pamela
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  8. This place looks awesome! And you got to do and see so many things :) xx Maja

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  9. thanks for stopping by on my blog hun! looks like yu had a great vacation!! :)

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  10. Great pictures ,hope you're enjoying! ^^ :D

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  11. Great pictures, the place look amazing.
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  12. Hey I really like this post, it looks like you had a lovely time :)

    Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin and GFC? Please follow and let me know on my blog and I will follow straight back :)

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  13. Thank you for following, I have now followed you back :)

    beautysaveuk ♥

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  14. Jamaica looks amazing, you must have had a fantastic time!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :)

    Jo x
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  15. Love your pics! It looks like such an amazing place!!!

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  16. What a beautiful place you look very pretty.
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  17. Looks like you had a lot of fun! Jamaica seems to be a beautiful placa and I've always wanted to go there. beautiful pictures!

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  18. Que bonitas fotos, un lugar maravilloso. Saludos,

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  19. Beautiful place!!!
    would you like to follow each other? let me know...
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit!! I follow you!!
      Have a wonderful weekend!!!:)))

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  20. That looks amazing! You're so lucky to go to such a beautiful place- love your blog x

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  21. Great photos!
    Great blog, I'm a new follower.
    would you like to follow each other?

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  22. so many great photos - so jealous!

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  23. I'm jealous, it looks gorgeous there x

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  24. Amazing post and pictures! =)
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the kindness too! ♥

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    xoxo,
    Jess

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  25. Your trip looks wonderful! I would love to go to Jamaica! Thank you so much for dropping by GirlWhimsy. I would love for us to be blog friends & keep up with each others post, so let me know if you would like to follow one another via GFC &/or Google+. Have a lovely day!

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  26. Lovely post and blog! :)

    Do you want to follow each other? :)
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    xoxo ♥

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  27. I would love to visit a place like this!! Wonderful pics and you look fab in all the pics!! Really nice :)

    Have a fantastic weekend!! :)
    Charu
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  28. I love your tops from Brandy! Hopefully you had a wonderful time!

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  29. Haha this is hilarious! I'm glad you had so much fun in Jamaica! Love your looks. Xo

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  30. Hey sweetie! Thanks for the comment on my blog- yours is so cute! Such lovely photos :)

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  31. Looks like you had fun! Thanks for commenting on my blog, I am following via GFC ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette ♥

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  32. Lovely pictures!

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  33. I just bumped into your blog and after scrolling through your posts, I must say I really like it :) How about we follow each other? :)

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