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Old 01-18-2013, 03:31 AM   #16
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have that ear checked out for tropical ear
boric acid best fix
apply with straw
Thanks! I'll cooperate. Boric acid- good idea.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:48 AM   #17
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Thanks! I'll cooperate. Boric acid- good idea.
best thing i've found
first used on me by a doctor in newguinea
early 70's
no sleep for 2 weeks
then the acid powder in my ears
no pain
no damage to ears
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:54 AM   #18
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You went to a nudist resort?

Yes! But I was thrown out for scaring the other guests!

Tricewife booked the fam on the Carnival Magic out of Galveston. Jamaica was the first stop. Had time to kill before a zip line thing, so jumped on a collectivo and went downtown. Walked into Margaritaville. Interesting to me when Max posted that's where this happened. Made it safely out of there and went to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. A week after that I was back in Mexico again on the bike.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:49 AM   #19
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I didn't have anything at Margaritaville, other than to walk in there to check it out

I did however have a few of these just down the street at the Twisted Kilt

Never had a Red Stripe before. It's pretty good!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:07 AM   #20
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Never had a Red Stripe before. It's pretty good!
They have other flavors, Bold is Best


Took me awhile to stop laughing after this one


Ian's got a big influence on the island, I even heard the newest airport is named after him IIRC:
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:52 AM   #21
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The island in general is interesting as to geography,plants and culture/people & of course the water! We've been twice-first time a family affair in 90's & stayed in Port Antonio area ( same location as the movie filmed there with Tom Cruise as bartender-remember that one?"Cocktails" was name I think) also doing the mtns and coast around the SE & went to the waterfall and jumped & also fished blue water one day. Fun trip for all. Wife & i went last winter again and did 3 spots via rental car-one in mtns above Negril at a so called spa-was nice but not that nice. People OK but never truly "welcome" as I feel most all the time in Mexico. Then drove across the bottom and up through mtns to area near Ocho Rios for a VRBO cottage rental on the water. From pics was a delightful place but turned out to be very rundown,"Mom died", young daughter inherits this & much more and circulates with her entourage while playing big cheese with Momma's $$$ , meanwhile still getting too much $$$ for this crappy rundown place! Then drove to Negril around the top of island(easy driving on the perimeter hwy but interior is horrendous-I saw one pot hole that had weeds 3-4' tall growing out of it & they drive like true maniacs there, believe me. Given the culture,curvy roads & scenery,etc., it's really too bad Jamaica has been screwed over & never fulfilled it's potential as a vacation place! There are thousands of signs all over the isalnd about money spent supposedly improving this or that-no doubt much is skimmed & a few get richer there. It started long ago & continues to be a place thats geting a few rich & the rest suffer-sorta reminds me of Appalachia where I live.
The place in Negril was on cliffs & last place where the tourist area ends and Hollywood ownership takes over. Was very nice there.
All in all Jamaica has many friendly people and more yet than a few that seem to clearly dislike gringos. There seemed to be so much what I'll call "indifference" to your presence,not always but often. Our first trip my SIL was bothered by the way Jamaicans work you to buy this and that-that's of no concern to me & I just say no & find private amusement from it. We did a jungle river float trip on one of the bamboo rafts with our kids & the guys that were operating the pole to push/guide us clearly were not our buddies. While I don't need everyone to love me when I travel it was simply not a good vibe far to often both trips. I really don't plan to ever go back as the tropics have way to many other spots that are both cheaper & more user friendly. I can give other e.g.'s but will leave it at that, am not going back.
As to safety there, yes it is hurting in many places.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:55 AM   #22
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You must not have had a "Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day" tattoo.

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Old 01-18-2013, 08:55 AM   #23
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Never had a Red Stripe before. It's pretty good!
That's one of the few watery lagers I like.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:43 AM   #24
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I really liked my tour of Jamaica but it is a place that you can find trouble in a hurry even if you are not looking for it very hard. Still more nice and friendly people than not but the bad ones seem to find you in a hurry. Beautiful island with tons of good swimming holes and waterfalls.

I also found that once you get away from the tourist areas it is very difficult outside of the largest cities to find a place to stay, that was always the biggest challenge and we seemed to end up at what I would call local honeymooner lodges rather than your typical hotel. It's a pretty small island that can be covered totally in a week with a car/bike. We roadtripped around the most of the island in four days having to skip the far western portion as we ran out of time.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:30 PM   #25
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The average age: around mine, which is older than I can believe.....
Smarts wasted on the elders....
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:53 PM   #26
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You got robbed, alright, 24 bucks for 2 drinks!
It was Jimmy Buffet that robbed you.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #27
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You got robbed, alright, 24 bucks for 2 drinks!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:04 PM   #28
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It would have been awesome to accidentally have run into Tricepilot or any one of you Ffs in Margaritaville.

If it had happened, I bet we'd all still be there!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:07 PM   #29
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When Throttlemeister says a place is sketchy...

SHIT.

- which is what I almost did when the bartender-es handed me the bill, $24 for two drinks??? Wtf!
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