- Publisher: Hunter Publishing (April 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1556502532
- ISBN-13: 978-1556502538
- Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.5 x 8.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,187,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jamaica: A Visitor's Guide Paperback – April, 1990
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Top Customer Reviews
Harry Pariser's evaluation of the Jamaican Government and the country's economy is hard hitting and accurate, as it should be for Jamaica has one of the greatest
disparities of wealth in the world today. His anthropological explanation of the people is excellent for a guide book.
His expose of religion in Jamaica (especially Rastafarianism) and music (Reggae - Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Garnet Silk) is well written and very informative. After reading the first 120 pages of "Jamaica: A Visitor's Guide" you will have a well-rounded grasp of this unique Carribean culture and how to navigate around in it.
The downside of "Jamaica: A Visitor's Guide" is that the information regarding lodging, food, entertainment reflects the published date of 1995. In Kingston, two of the smaller hotels listed are now closed and prices in the book have risen about at least 30%. Compared to other guide books on Jamaica (Lonely Planet, Moon Travel, etc.) its description of the budget and moderate accommodations receive less ink thus there is not much for you to make an intelligent choice by (i.e., he writes "14 rooms, with an attractive atmosphere, T.V. lounge and restaurant.Read more ›