JAMAICA: HIGHLIGHTS OF AN URBAN ESCAPE
George "Georgie" Robinson. His first and last name may not ring a bell, but his nickname should - especially if you are familiar with Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry." In the second verse, Bob sings about "Georgie, who makes the fire light, log wood burnin' through the night." Well, this is "Georgie", who is now 84-years-old, and spends quite a bit of time at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. What an honor to meet him! It's cool to be able to put a face with the name.
Jerk Chicken Spring Rolls. After the first bite, these spring rolls made me want to sing every love song on Bob Marley's "Kaya" album. And I do mean EVERY song. That's how good they taste. On our first night in Kingston, we ate at Tracks & Records, a sports bar and lounge owned by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. I ordered these springs rolls and a Cobb salad. The salad was ok; the spring rolls were manna from heaven. The chicken was tender, and the rolls had the right amount of crunch. Pair that with a savory dipping sauce, and child...."Is this love that I'm feeling...Is this the love that I've been searching for..."
This is just the beginning of the unforgettable people, places, foods, and moments I experienced throughout Kingston and its surrounding areas.
So, stay tuned. More blog posts "soon come...."