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February in Jamaica

I know January isn’t over yet and there’s still lots left to do and see, but I’ve been trying to get a head start on February plans; it will be here and gone before you know it.

Things to do in Jamaica February 2012

Well first February is Reggae Month, Black History Month and Bob Marley’s birth month, so already you know there will be no shortage of things do all around Jamaica. Here’s what’s on my radar:

Caribbean Yoga Conference, Montego Bay  (Feb 2-5): 

A celebration of sun, sadhana, sand, seva and sandha!

Sadly I haven’t really done any yoga since the 2011 Core Connections Yoga and Wellness and Retreat. This definitely looks like a lot of fun and I’m going to try my danderst to make part of the conference. Will be a huge help to capoeira training as well.

Jamaica Cultural Experiences


Barrington Watson Retrospective Tours, St. Thomas (thru – April 14): 

Learn the history, the inspiration, feel the art.

In association with National Gallery of Jamaica, Jamaica Cultural Enterprises is offering a series of tours on the works of Jamaican Master Painter, Barrington Watson. I’m so excited to join one of the full day tours to visit Barrington Watson’s private residence, a national heritage site over 400 years old, in St. Thomas.

Cost:  J$3,500 (approx. US$41) and Full Day Tour – J$5,000 (approx. US$59)

Contact Karen Hutchinson at 876 540 8570 or [email protected] for more information to make a reservation

BARRINGTON: A RETROSPECTIVE 30s TV advert from National Gallery of Jamaica on Vimeo

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Fi Wi Sinting, Portland (Feb 19):

The 22nd staging of Fi Wi Sinting a celebration of Jamaica’s African heritage will be held  at Somerset Falls, Hope Bay, Portland from 10AM-7PM. I’m geeked for this event as it will be my first trip on this side of the island and one of my best friends will be in town to join me!

Cost: J$800, Children J$200 and Students with ID $500

Beaches, all over (anytime):

I’m sad to admit that I’ve only been to the beach a handful of times since I arrived. Such a shame I know. But I have plans to change that. I’m definitely in need of some lazy, fruity drink in hand time and will be sure to get it in. I’m also working out some more time on the South Coast. I have to make it to Lover’s Leap before I leave this trip!

Did I miss anything?

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April D. Thompson

Solo female world traveler and Jamaica-holic balancing a corporate marketing gig with an insane case of wanderlust.