But there are also sights that make you wonder about the human condition, and how two such contrasting worlds can coexist. The poor and the ultra rich - the disparity is so extreme, you can't even begin to comprehend how vastly different their life experiences, world views, and life goals must be, despite living on the same island. It is in these moments that we are reminded to be thankful for what we have, where we live, and the opportunities we have been blessed with.
This shot was taken through a moving bus window with a Fujifilm X100S.
We stayed at the RIU in Ocho Rios, in a pink building complex that reminded me of the movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel. The front desk staff was less than helpful to put it gently, and obtaining WiFi connectivity was both tedious and limited. It was altogether a pleasant stay, but customer service was definitely not 'no problem man.' However, this was easily overlooked due to the views, the food, and having a good traveling companion.
We always plan at least six months ahead of every trip to make sure we get the best prices. We research what to look out for, things to do, bartering (if there is any), safety tips, exchange rates, the weather, what clothes to bring, and what gear to take. If you would like to read more about this process please comment below to let us know. We can go further into the details.