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© 2019 by Mark Konold

Jamaica Revisited

November 25, 2012


A quick travel log entry. I’m back in Jamaica. Ray Ray just left to head back to Santo Domingo after a ten-day break in which I showed her around the island. I arrived back to Dominican Republic after my grandmother’s funeral and in less than 48 hours was back on a plane, hopping from one rock in the Caribbean to the next, with the requisite Miami stopover. I’m becoming more familiar with Terminal D at Miami airport than I should.


There’s not too much to say about this trip. It’s my third (I think) back to the island that arguably “started it all” just a few short years ago. The priests for whom I worked back then have moved to a different corner of the island that I finally had a chance to explore. That was a fun treat. Equally fun was spending an American Thanksgiving hosted by an ex-pat and his Jamaican wife, for a multinational group. This is the second time in recent years where I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving with a decent number of non-Americans. And for the second time, I was excited to see so many non-Americans excited to celebrate our national day of thanks. Granted, each time I’ve had this experience it was because the Americans present hosted the event. The first was in Bologna when the school put on a Thanksgiving dinner for more than 200 people. Absent the impetus for us to host a dinner, it would likely not happen. Still, it’s fun to share it.


The remainder of my time here is work related. I’m leading a workshop but will not bore you with the details. For now, head on over to the gallery and check out photos from the trip!  



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