Travel theme: Possibility

You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.” – Deepak Chopra

Children on lunch break at Montego Bay, Jamaica

Jamaican children by Jennifer Avventura

Fortunately for children, the uncertainties of the present always give way to the enchanted possibilities of the future.” – Gelsey Kirkland

This is my response to the weekly travel theme: possibility.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

This weeks photo challenge from WordPress is a little, um, difficult. Companionable? Like, really? Are there not enough cute kitten and puppy pictures out there? The photo Gods want more? Must I really succumb to the challenge and post a photo of a furry animal? I think not. Here the definitions provided by WP which was sourced here.

Companion:

  • A person who is frequently in the company of,  associates with, or accompanies another.
  • A mate or match for something.
  • A handbook or guide.
  • A member of the lowest rank in an order of knighthood.

I don’t live with any furry companions nor do I have any associates and I certainly keep the talk about The Hub to a bare minimum – there’s some things I wish to keep sacred. A handbook & guide I have but it seems rather lame to use a photo of the cover of one of the many popular travel guides, and I don’t know a low ranking Knight … yet.

Therefore …

Islands and oceans are my companions.

This was my response to the Weekly WordPress Challenge: Companionable.  In hindsight, I wish I would have taken a photo of my big feet in Jamaica. Oh well, next time.

What does companion mean to you? Is it a loved one, a good book or a spoonful of Nutella?

The Flow of YS Falls – Jamaica

Stepping outside of Sardinia for this photo challenge, I find myself at …

YS Falls, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

This 7 tiered flow of water is nestled within a secluded valley in Jamaica’s ‘breadbasket’ parish – St. Elizabeth.

Flow by Jennifer Avventura 2013

YS Falls is a spectacular sight to behold. Throngs of tourists and locals alike flock to this working cattle and horse ranch each year. There are natural pools for a relaxing swim or for the more adventurous there is zip lining over the falls. We spent a good few hours here, hiking and taking in the gorgeous views.

This is my response to the Weekly Travel Theme: Flow.

Have you been to Jamaica? In the comment section below, tell me about one great experience you had in Jamaica.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Heritage Park, Priory, St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica

Inside the curve of an ancient rum barrel.

Curves by Jennifer Avventura 2013

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

A rum tour from Jamaica’s Appleton Estate

The Appleton Estate distillery is located in the picturesque Nassau Valley in the parish of St. Elizabeth. They have been distilling rum for 260 years with the age-old process of time and patience.

We spent a wonderful morning there, having a private tour and tasting every type of rum on offer. Extracting sugarcane juice was one of the ancient traditions of which we partook and even got to taste the fruits of our labour. Yum!

6-year-old aged rum at the Appleton Estate

Appleton Estate Jamaica by Jennifer Avventura 2013

Me in the carefully selected barrel room – full of rum!

At Appleton, the rum is aged in oak barrels which allows for a smooth and mellow spirit. The slow distillation process creates a flavourful and delicate rum, one that you won’t soon forget.

Do you enjoy rum or wine tours while on vacation?

Travel Theme: Peaceful

Alligator Pond is small fishing village on the southwestern coast of Jamaica and we spent a few peaceful hours walking the beach.

We will be taking a small detour through Jamaica for the next few posts as I get over my jet lag.

What does peaceful mean to you?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

Priory Public Beach, St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica

Weekly Photo Challenge Fleeting by Jennifer Avventura 2013

A fleeting moment of young Jamaican children running on the beach, just after sunset.

What does fleeting mean to you?

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

The sign says … this way to Jamaica, mon. I spent the last 12 days in the hills of beautiful Jamaica and this is what I saw …

On our way to Negril, Jamaica.

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Anyone up for some Seapuss?

Anyone up for some Seapuss?

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Naked lights?

Jamaica by Jennifer Avventura 2013

How about come Cow Foot to start your day?

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Interesting restaurant names in Jamaica … Food Spot.

Jennifer Avventura 2013

The Jerk Spot

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The Rehab sports bar!

Jennifer Avventura Jamaica 2013

Black the Streets concert with Sizzla! Oh yah, mon!

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