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Kingston Mythbusters

by Gabriela Garcia. Posted Nov 3rd 2010 09:42 AM
Kingston Mythbusters

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The capital and largest city of Jamaica is an excellent introduction to the country's cultural landscape, with an abundance of historical sites, museums, restaurants and easy access points to several day trips. But rife with tales and rumors of pirates, ganja, Bob Marley and violent uprisings, it can be difficult to decipher what is true when it comes to Kingston. Mythbusters interested in exploring the many sides of this forceful city can begin by separating fact from fiction among these commonly held beliefs and urban myths.
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Kingston Slang

by Benjamin Williams. Posted Sep 13th 2010 05:15 PM
Kingston Slang

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Kingston slang is an integral part of a visit to this Jamaican tropical paradise. The local language isn't difficult to pick up and it's filled with color and interest. With a few Kingston slang terms and phrases in your vocabulary, you'll fit right in with the locals.
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Kingston with Tweens: A Perfect Family Day

by Margeret Bailey. Posted Aug 27th 2010 02:44 PM
Kingston with Tweens: A Family Vacation

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A tropical paradise awaits you as you plan your family vacation in Kingston, Jamaica. Your vacation itinerary will be bursting at the seams as you explore the sights and culture of Kingston with your tweens. With so many things to do in Kingston, even the pickiest tweens will find themselves enjoying their family vacation!
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Kingston Slang

by Gabriela Garcia. Posted Aug 25th 2010 04:25 PM
Kingston Slang

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Though the official language of Jamaica is English, when dealing with Kingston slang you'll find you need much more than a well-worn Webster's dictionary to follow most conversations. Jamaican English is a mix of British influence, Rastafarian vocabulary and Patois – a dialect shaped by West African idioms mixed with English, which is spoken by a majority of the people. Mix in Kingston slang terms that are particular to the region, and you can understand why tourists are often perplexed. Brush up on some of this local language before you embark on your travels and you might find yourself getting "reespek" from the "Yardis" in no time.
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An Insider's Guide to the Caribbean

by Melissa Burdick Harmon. Posted Aug 19th 2010 05:36 PM

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It isn't too early to start planning for your sun-drenched winter vacation in the Caribbean. But which island will offer you the best experience? It all depends on your particular travel dreams. Here's a thumbnail guide to help you decide.
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