Now, Jamaica's not quite as sparkly and clean as some of our other dreamy beach destinations - in fact, on this one we were driving past the iffy parts of town AND then quite a way into the countryside to go on a plantation tour. At least we had an entertaining driver! But you know, I just can't get used to the "drive on the left" business...and people are crazy-aggressive drivers there. We found that it was best to just hold on for dear life and hope for the best.
Our first stop on this island tour was St. James, an Anglican church established in Montego Bay in 1775. I thought it would be pretty cool to attend a church service here if for no other reason than to listen to hymns on steel drums - very island. We stayed for a little while and took in some of the history and architecture, and I even climbed up a rickety little staircase to check out the bells. Cool.