Monday, March 24, 2008

Travel Channel Documentary on Jamaica......

I wanted to mention this travel documentary that was broadcast on the Travel Channel last month titled 'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations' each episode visits a different country where Anthony gets to explore and sample the local cultures, this time was Jamaica.

The show featured Mutabaruka and he gave Anthony a tour of the local market which is a very important place for alot of Jamaican's. Next was Hellshire beach where he visted Aunt Merle's Fish Shack and got to snack on the local seafood cusine. Next was a trip to the Craighton Estate in the Blue Mountains where he got to sample the famous Blue Mountain coffee, it was explained that 90% of there product goes to Japan where it can sell for up to $20 per cup. They explained how Jamaican's wheren't coffee drinkers but they certainly know how to grow it, the blue mountains is one of the only regioons where the unique strain of coffee will grow to it's full potential, even though it can be grown in other parts of the world, it just never grows aswell, this is due to the unique micro climate of the Blue Mountains.

At one point they visited an underground cave system, but Anthony wasn't too happy when he ended up falling over several times into bat poo! also there where thousands of cockroaches beneath his feet, the temperature was unbearable, the look on his face tells it all! Anyone wanting to visit caves while in Jamaica, you can checkout

The full episode should be available on the Travel Channel Website soon.

1 comment:

  1. found this nice review of the show: