We’re going to be finding out all about Jamaica in this mission.
Zoom is our friend from Birmingham Airport.
He’s always jetting off around the world – exploring some amazing places.
He’s been keeping a note of his adventures in his audio scrapbook!
Have a listen to Zoom’s Scrapbook entry all about Jamaica…
Where is Jamaica?
Jamaica’s in the Caribbean which is an area of sea and islands South-East of the USA.Embed from Getty Images
Jamaica is the 5th largest island in the Caribbean!
How long does it take to get to Jamaica?
It’s a 9 hour flight from Birmingham Airport.
That’s a 4625 mile journey which is the same distance as 74,476 football pitches!
So what’s so special about Jamaica?
Jamaica has loads of cool stuff!
It has a load of amazing beaches and the music there is famous.
This is a village in Jamaica and it was once the largest city in the Caribbean!
It also used to be run by a group of villainous buccaneers – the Port Royal Privateers! Although brave, they were also notorious and brutal and would attack Spanish ships.
Luckily, they’re not there anymore! It all came to an end in 1692 when Port Royal was destroyed by an earthquake. The “Giddy House” still exists – although at a 35 degree angle!
Reggae is a very famous and popular genre of music and it all started in Jamaica!
You’ll hear Reggae everywhere in Jamaica, as well as steel bands.
Montego Bay is pretty special… it glows in the dark!
At night, the waters glow green from microscopic animals that are – now here’s a fancy word for you – bioluminescent! That means that there are tiny living things in the water that give out light which is what you can see!
Famous people from Jamaica
Usain BoltEmbed from Getty Images
Usain Bolt is a runner that many consider to be the best in the world!
During his career he has won 20 Olympic and world championship gold medals!
Bob MarleyEmbed from Getty Images
Bob Marley was a singer who is famous for making Reggae a popular music genre around the world!
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