Thursday, December 1, 2016

Talking about Jamaica

Today's class in online school was dedicated to Caribbean island Jamaica.
Teacher Julia A who lives there told me about some places which she could recommend tourists for visiting:
Ocho Rios is a port town on the north coast of Jamaica.
Kingston is the capital of the island of Jamaica, lying on its southeast coast.
Negril is a town in western Jamaica which is known for its miles of sandy beaches.
Image result for ackee
Julia asked me have I tried to eat ackee - Jamaica's national fruit. No, I answered.
Image result for ackeeAs I read this article from the magazine Time it's better to read about exotic food and after that - eat it.

Here is the quote:
"If improperly eaten, though, ackee can cause what has been dubbed the Jamaican Vomiting Sickness — which, other than the self-explanatory symptoms, can lead to coma or death. Once open, the only edible portion is the yellow arilli, which surround always-toxic black seeds. With all that risk comes a delicious payoff — Jamaica's national dish is ackee with codfish."

Saltfish - fish preserved in salt is also a national Jamaica's dish

English is an official language there. But for my question about which language inhabitants of island use in family, Julia answered that it is patios (pat-wa) - Jamaica's native language. However, teachers teach children in schools in English.

Here some links for online resources (newspapers) about Jamaica which Julia recommended:
Sunday Gleaner

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