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Jamaica, Part 2

On the third day, we left for negril with the bus tour. It was $35 per person. We reached the negril beach and went to the beach area which was owned by kayuba. It was so hot there that day. At the lunch time I had fish and chips while my husband ate ice-cream as was feeling hot. Then around evening time we visited Rick's cafe. My husband was feeling a bit sick so he stayed up while I took my son down the stairs. When I came up, he was on the ground doing green vomitting so I got scared and instead of going back with the tour company...we asked them to hire us a taxi and I told the tour guide to cancel our kingston trip. The taxi turned out to be a van. The doctors and hospitals are spread apart and the doctors places were mostly closed down. So, we kept on going and going. My husband's condition was getting worst. The taxi driver asked us if we had any insurance...and unfortunately we didn't. (This is the lesson we learnt from this vacation...that now we always take an insurance when we travel). So, he took us to St. Lucia's hospital which turns out to be free for all. So, the driver stayed with us for a while. The doctors took my husband inside and me and my son stayed outside in the waiting area, where we saw and met many locals. I did chat with a lady who was holding a child. I came to know that they were going to give my husband some IV's and stuff and it will take a while. The driver came back from time to time. He told me to call him when we have to go back. I think it was around 11 pm that we finally left from the hospital. I think we were supposed to pay him $120 US for the trip but we paid him $150 US as he took good care of us.

I think that my husband was unable to digest callalou which he ate at the breakfast that morning and got sick due to that as it was a new ingredient for him.

For the next two three days we rested in the city until my husband got a bit better.

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Posted by sameen 11:25 Archived in Jamaica

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