Trip to foreign

September 10, 2005 at 11:33 am 4 comments


Friday night, after fish, we had to finish off a girls evening in the right way… with ice cream. So we decided to head to the brand, spanking new Hargen Daz shop. We drove into the brand, spanking new shopping complex where is it and headed into the shop.

Or should I say, headed into foreign.

Hmmm, I knew I hadn’t used my passport, but still – we were experiencing culture shock.

The music on the radio was Maroon 5. I have nothing again Maroon 5, in fact I kinda like them. However, how many shops do you go into in Jamaica and hear them? No other ones as far as I know.

Then we looked around the room. Well, let’s put it this way. Everyone in there looked like the kind of person who would be lying in the sun on the beach – rather than hiding in the shade. Didn’t know there were that many people in Jamaica who looked like that outside of the tourist resorts!

And the final sign that we were in foreign… we approach the checkout. We already knew the prices were steep – but then they added tax! Normally at ice cream places this is included in the advertised price – but not here!

But the ice cream was gooooood…

So I will save up and return, but will carry my passport next time in case they remember to check at the gate before we are allowed to enter foreign.

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  • 2. Mad Bull  |  September 15, 2005 at 10:23 pm

    So… I left Jamaica a bit over a year ago, so I don’t know where the Haagen Dazs is… where is it? Also, I suspect that the comment above is spam. Investigate the word verification feature on blogger. It will cut down drastically / eliminate spam comments…

    Reply
  • 3. Kingston Girl  |  September 16, 2005 at 9:37 am

    the haagen daz shop is on barbican – they’ve built a big new plaza (monarch pharmacy, supermarket etc) there

    Reply
  • 4. Mad Bull  |  September 16, 2005 at 10:36 pm

    Ok, there!

    Reply

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