I arrived in Kington around 5 pm on the Knutsford Express. There were taxis right as I got off, so I secured a taxi to the Rok Hotel Kingston for 750JMD.
I arrived at the hotel and was greeted warmly by the staff. After checking out my room, I went to the second floor for dinner at the bar. It's a great outdoor space with a pool in the back and an all-around chill vibe for a night. I had the jerk pork with a festival and a red stripe.
The next day, I had a list of places I wanted to see but the quotes from the hotel would not cut it. So, I created my own tour. I started with a walk two streets over to the Art of Reggae Exhibition. Afterward, I did the Kingston walking art tour. The sun was not my best friend so what better way to relax than with coconut water? Afterward, the coconut was opened so I could enjoy the jelly.
I then caught an Uber to the Devon house. I did a 1-hour tour and finished it off with a patty. You have a choice of the patty and ice cream at the end of the tour. Entry is USD $25.00 but I paid 1600 JMD by utilizing my local accent. It's not the best but it got the job done.
Afterward, I took another Uber to the Bob Marley Museum. Entry is 3000.00 JMD for locals and $25.00 for tourists. (Local price strikes again). It was great walking the halls of his old home and reliving history throughout the house. You can't say Jamaica without saying Bob Marley so it was great to see his history being kept alive and in the hands of the family.
After leaving the museum, I stopped at Emancipation Park before returning to my hotel. I walked up the street to get some of this famous Jamaican KFC. (Didn't disappoint) Afterward, I had drinks at the Rok Bar at the hotel.
The next day it was time to check out and take the Knutsford Express back to Montego Bay. I had a relaxed morning, Had breakfast at the hotel, and then waited for check out. Took a taxi back to the bus stop and headed back to Montego Bay.
It was great being in Kingston and I can't wait to return as I see many big things and projects popping up. The one thing I didn't get to see was Port Royal but there is always a reason to return.
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