Anthony Bourdain is a chef, author and host of one of best programs on the travel channel. The program is called Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and documents Antony’s trips to various countries and cities worldwide to get a firsthand experience of the place, free of all the promotional hype. I like his program and although I don’t watch every episode I remember watching his episode on Paris and Russia. A program recently aired that has Tony visiting Jamaica and Tanya from Talk Jamaican sent me a message telling me how interesting it was and that I should check it out, I did and liked it very much and I recommend that you guys give it a watch as well.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Jamaica is one of the best travel related programs covering Jamaica ever, although there are a few errors here and there and I don’t agree with the statements of one of the persons he interviewed I think it was overall a good program that displays a good representation of the culture and the everyday life of many Jamaicans, especially poorer Jamaicans.
The program starts off with Tony visiting Coronation market – the biggest market in Kingston, he tastes some jerk chicken, then on to Hellshire Beach – a popular weekend relaxing beach spot for Kingstonians and people of surrounding areas, then it goes into my two favourite and most lengthy sections of the program as he explores a cave and then has a multi setting interview with Mutabaruka – a well known dub poet, Rastafarian, talk show host and promoter of African culture. He explores the nightlife and Kingston’s dancehall parties a bit, talking to a young artist named Sanjay, he then learns about the best and most expensive coffee in the world – Blue Mountain Coffee (guess which country buys most of it) then has dinner on a coffee plantation.
The programs focuses more on the lower and middle class of Jamaica so don’t expect perfect views and travel catalog views here, watch it with an open mind and learn about Jamaica and the majority of it’s people. I don’t know when it next airs on the Travel Channel but Google search “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Jamaica” and there are more than enough sources to get it via torrents.
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