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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Green Grotto Caves Attractions...

I'm feeling a lil' better today, since the pics loaded. These  are the pics that I took, or some of them, @ the Green Grotto Caves Attractions in St. Ann, Jamaica. I haven't been there since I was a lil' kid! Good being back! Ched, our Guide, was hilarious! He made a potentially boring tour, though punctuated with historical facts, fun. I didn't know that caves are alive! But yes they are...they continue to grow... Thanks Ched! Inside the caves can be a little creepy if you're scared of things like bats, snakes etc. But they're pretty harmless....(yeah, whatever!) Inside being dank and eerily cool and quites, except for the bats and a few other weird sounds. In a weird lil' way, I enjoyed myself! Thanks to my boo, who persuaded me to try something different! Totally worth it!

-This is the entrance of the Green Grotto Caves

 
The guide thought that this looked like a pilllar of salt! Lot's wife????


The Tour-Guide and I, he's super funny!
Point of interest in the caves.....



 
BATSSS!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY SCARY!
****Its not the first place you'd think of visiting on the island, but it was totally worth the visit. Being that the Green Grotto Caves Attractions is located in St. Ann, it's pretty close to just about everything. Accomadations, the Dunn's River Falls, beaches galore, casual eateries,everything! This cave is a hidden gem of the Caribbean.


Point to note:The filming of the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die, used the caves for villain Doctor Kananga's underground base beneath a cemetery on the fictional island of San Monique. It is most memorable for being the location where Bond (played for the first time by Roger Moore) kills Kananga (played by Yaphet Kotto) by forcing him to swallow a bullet of compressed air, causing him to float up to the ceiling like a balloon and explode.[1]
Ian Fleming's original novel had the villain using the real-life Jamaican caves as part of his SMERSH-funding smuggling operation. (Point to note excerpt courtesy of Wikipedia.com)

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