I often read on this forum about people prefer to be in the “real” Jamaica while on vacation. I am now thinking there must be more than one “real” Jamaica. The real Jamaica that I go to has:
Endlessly walking or pay for a taxi
Kids that are hungry, tired and half naked
Kids home when they should be in school
Small houses (room) with outdoor facilities
The electricity going out around the same time some evenings
Drought that leaves water tanks and drums empty
Doing laundry by hand, hanging them on clothesline while hoping you get back for them before it rains.
Animals that won’t shut up at night
To me the “real” Jamaica is home but is a very hard living. It's the same Jamaica that makes me feel fortunate to be living in the US. Is this the “real” Jamaica that is spoken about here?
My "real" Jamaica experience. How is yours?