|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$262.45|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.15|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.65|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$22.47|
|Milk (1 liter)||$2.08|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$111.97|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$1.40|
Jamaica is an island country in the Caribbean and it is well-known for its beaches and of course, for the local food like Jerk Chicken and Jamaican Meat Patties. Most of the cities here have been developed to catch up with modern times. There remain some areas though that prefer to stick to their roots and these are actually preferred by a lot of vacationers. One such city is May Pen which began as a plantation settlement back during the British occupation. Local agricultural industries thrive here and it is at the center of Jamaica's orange production. Other citrus fruits like the local Ugli can be found here. These days, travel agencies around the world provide cheap flights to May Pen on a regular basis.
May Pen is famous for being the birthplace of many fine reggae and ska artists including Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals. Aside from the agricultural and industrial locations, which can be visited by the way, May Pen is also home to a fine town center where a clock tower made out of bricks can be found. It has been here for centuries and is one of the must-see destinations in the area. Travelers can also engage in some citrus picking when they are here. The oranges and ugli fruits are really exquisite and should not be missed out on. The local market is a good place to find local handicrafts and excellent eats made fresh every single day. There are some stalls that sell goods by bartering. This is a good activity to try out while you are here. After a long day of fruit picking and sightseeing, visit one of the local tea shops and try out their homemade concoctions together with several pieces of their Jamaican meat patties. It is a good thing that cheap flights to May Pen are readily available today.
Several hotels in May Pen can be found on the Internet and room bookings can be made online as well. These are suggested for those who want to save some money while on a trip to sunny Jamaica.