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Happy 50th Independence Day Jamaica

Happy 50th Independence Day Jamaica!

The last (almost) 3 years exploring the island have been an amazing ride. And, this past week of Olympic, emancipation and independence celebrations has been one I won’t soon forget. While Jamaica may not be the land of my birth, it’s definitely a land I love. Things aren’t perfect in Jamaica, but I’m hopeful for better and brighter tomorrow! Happy 50 years of Independence!!

Nuff love and respect,

The Absolute Travel Addict

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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.


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