June 17, 2018

Backyard Waterfalls – Penfield Falls

Greetings massive! Another week another adventure! This week we took a trod out to the Penfield district in Gordon Town, St. Andrew. There we found a beautiful community river that has been a hidden gem for many Kingstonians over the years. It’s very easy to find. Once you pass Papine & head up into Gordon Town, you keep straight pass the police station & it’s about a five – ten minute drive from there. [Always ask directions if you are unsure] After you find parking on the road side, there is probably a five – ten minute walk depending on your pace, and boom there you have it! Check out…

June 8, 2018

Jamaica Inn – Cottage 6

Greeetingssssss to all the downdiroad.com faithfuls! Thanks for journeying down di road with me & the crew so far. If you’re new here thanks for jumping in the car & joining the party! It’s crazy, we made it to Season 3 of #DownDiRoad! Since the beginning, you all wanted more videos so here you have it, more videos! We are about to embark on some new adventures & I hope you all enjoy the first episode of this season, a little tour of Cottage 6 at the Jamaica Inn Hotel in Ocho Rios. #DOWNDIROAD SEASON 3 – EPISODE 1 – COTTAGE 6     So boom, my old coworker &…

May 10, 2018

Reach Falls – DownDiRoad Season 3 – The Prelude

Hey stranger…. It’s been a while. I know you missed DownDiRoad but in life, balance is key. Sometimes a little break is needed, but hey guess what we back again on this rollercoaster ride down di road! The original goal of downdiroad.com was to highlight Jamaican culture, via our travels and adventures throughout the country. Almost a year later, and the goal is still the same. The team & I have been focusing on curating the visual aspects of downdiroad.com, & with that focus three new series’ have been introduced to the website and YouTube channel. #downdiroadLIVE, #chippinDownDiRoad & #deTour all happened & the viewers seem to like them a…

March 29, 2018

Jamaica Coffee Festival 2018

Boom! The Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival was the first of it’s kind in Jamaica. The three day inaugural event was a celebration of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, curated by the Ministry of Tourism. The downdiroadja squad was in attendance on Day 2, scheduled to be the ‘Festival Marketplace’ and held at the JDF soldier camp in Newcastle St. Andrew. Based on Newcastle’s location and size, the organizers had hourly shuttles which trasported patrons from from UTech to the event ground. The setup was straight forward, with a wide variety of coffee based products and great entertainment (big up The Charles Town Maroons & big up Singy Singy). The coffee…

March 13, 2018

#chippinDownDiRoad

Boom! JUMP DAY 2018  So you know downdiroad is culture right? Believe it or not, carnival & soca music is becoming a big part of the Jamaican culture, especially in Kingston & it’s environs. With Carnival Sunday looming, we are expected to have a large number of visitors flying in to the capital city for Jamaica’s carnival celebrations, and I can tell you first hand that basically all hotels in Kingston have been booked since December. The carnival event & season sees an ever increasing influx of visitors and locals pumping revenue into the economy, from the basic purchase of carnival costumes, right down to event entry fees, hotel bookings,…

March 13, 2018

MUNCHIES (RASTA TACO X ROLLY POLLY X KAYA INC.)

Greetings massive! The ORIGINAL #DownDiRoad is finally back & squad returns to you with Episode 9 in Season 2! #DownDiRoad has morphed right before our eyes & we’ve added #downdiroadLIVE as well as #chippinDownDiRoad, but fret not we haven’t forgotten our roots. We have some new experiences to share with you today!   #DownDiRoad – EP09 – MUNCHIES is here! Watch the new episode right here but scroll down for some more info!   So boom! In this adventure we head out to Ochi town & we are featuring three very interesting establishments, all poised for greatness.   Stop 1 – Rasta Taco Stop one lead us to Island Village Plaza,…

March 12, 2018

Tsojourna – Remembering The Battle of Awda

Greetings massive!   It’s been a busy few weeks! Reggae Month was in February, so the team & I headed out to a few events. Right at the top of March we went out to support Ras-I at his show called ‘Tsojourna – Remembering the Battle of Adwa.’     Tsojourna featured musical performances from Ras-I and a host of special guests; namely Giark, Zosia McGregor & Vanessa Bongo. The headline act had a few special guests to perform with him as well. With names like NoMaddz, Blvk H3ro, Samory-I & Naomi Cowan, not to mention Runkus & Royal Blu who performed the new single ‘Crazy Over You‘ with Ras-I, just…

February 7, 2018

New Wave – Music Night

Yo! It’s Reggae Month & New Wave is back! Check out #downdiroadLIVE – NEW WAVE right here!   Described as a “creative platform for emerging local talents,” New Wave will be held every Monday night in February at The Cove Restaurant and Bar on Winchester Road in Kingston. The first staging was held on Monday February 5th & downdiroad.com was in the building! Dubbed as ‘Music Night’ it was a great first staging, and the vibe was right! Dj Drumline & Dj Stamma were in charge of the musical selections for the night, but to my surprise here was also a special closing set from international dj Becca Dudley straight…

February 3, 2018

Curry Par – Curried goat at Moby Dick x Sharmz x Murray’s

Watch the NEW episode of #DownDiRoad below, but continue reading for the photo gallery, and more info on Moby Dick, Sharmz & Murray’s.    BOOM! Wah gwaahn?!? Remember when we were supposed to go on a food journey? We kinda took a wrong turn along the way, but these things happen when a Jamaican tells you “yea man, just gwaahn down di road!” So quick and fast let me tell you what this adventure is all about.   Being “out of many one people,” results in Jamaica having a melting pot of food and worldwide cultural influences. Curry goat and curry in general is a favourite among Jamaicans. 8 times out of…

January 20, 2018

SOUTH COAST! – BLACK RIVER SAFARI, PELICAN BAR & JACK SPRAT @ JAKES

Yowwwwww! St. Elizabeth, Jamaica! I didn’t familiarize myself with the parish affectionately called St. Bess until 2017 on a drive out to Negril. The south coast of Jamaica is a gem of beauty I tell you! It’s the last #DownDiRoad with Sasha (*thug tears*). We went to St. Elizabeth for the day & made a few stops. J. Charles Swaby’s Black River Safari – sick tour of the Black River with nufff crocodiles & wild birds! Floyd’s Pelican Bar – the famous bar made of stilted driftwood, located in the middle of the Parottee Bay. Very “wavvyyy” Jack Sprat Seafood & Pizza – The famous restaurant at Jakes Hotel in…