Raised Vegetable Garden

It's been a joy and truly a labor of love piecing our raised bed garden together. We learnt a lot from our last/first attempt at gardening and this time we were better planned.

The Best Pizza Dough

We got a bit tired of our whole wheat pizza dough I think we got too accustomed to it and decided it needed some tweaking.

US Road trips

We've made a few road trips around the US. There's a lot to see here and a lot of distance to cover. Here are some of our trips on the east coast.


Panama's carnival celebration in Panama City are supposed to be the second largest in the world. Enjoyed this big party with fantastic street food, dozens of stages and loud music blaring at every corner.


Canada has some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes. I hope to drive across to the West coast some day but till then here's a glimpse of Toronto and beyond.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ochos Rios, where the river meets the sea

The biggest attraction at Ochos Rios and apparently amongst the top in Jamaica is climbing Dunn's river falls. It was quite a lot of fun and relatively easy.  The view of the river and the ocean together was quite stunning!

We visited the Coyaba gardens which had a great view point of Ochos Rios. I'd have loved to explore a little more of this quaint town but most of our spare time was spent shopping and downing all the Jamaican liquor we could get our hands on.
Dunn's River

Hilltop view of Ochos Rios

Where the river meets the sea. Dunn's River Falls is one of Jamaica's national treasures

Coyaba gardens

Friday, July 05, 2013

Basking in Jamaica

We spent a fabulous week in the district of Saint Ann, the largest parish in Jamaica. We were really lucky to get some great weather and covered Runaway bay and Ochos Rios.

Snorkelling at Runaway bay was sheer bliss with beautiful fish and coral. I even spotted some snakes.

This is Jamaica! Reggae music by the beach

Climbing Dun's river falls was great and a must do activity when visiting Jamaica.

Most of our time at Ochos Rios was spent shopping and downing all the Jamaican liquor we could get our hands on . I'd have loved to explore a little more of this quaint town.

I liked the carefree attitude of the locals we met. It kind of rubbed off on me. On our way back to the airport, it was pouring and our bus skid right over the divider into the oncoming traffic and almost turned on it's side. I'd normally have freaked out but after my temporarily acquired Jamaican attitude, I actually shrugged my shoulders and was OK with it.

Here are some pictures capturing the highlights of our trip.

The beautiful beaches at Runaway bay

Climbing the famous Dunn's River Falls

Jamaica's famous Jerk Chicken and Curry Goat

Evening cocktails

Fire dancers

No problems in Jamaica!