It was our last day in Jamaica and the only thing left we really wanted to do was go see Bob Marley, so we hired a taxi for about $100 and took the 1 hour journey up the mountain. The road is very narrow, winding, and has a cliff on one side. This was a little scary! It was interesting to see the villages in the mountains, the fields, and the mining in the red soil. When we got there Bob Marley's place is gated off from the rest of the town, which is a good thing because citizens were everywhere trying to grab you and get your attention to give them money. We went inside a small shop first where there is no hydro so its very dark. Then we climbed lots of stairs to get to the restaurant area which was alright. The tour began in a room full of records and memoribilia, then we listened to a band play Dont Worry. We entered Mt Zion, saw his grandparents' graves, then entered his masoleum. This was quiet and peaceful, we lit a candle. Then we looked around his house, yard, and sat on his meditation rock. The tour guide took us back to the main building and asked for tips. The whole tour was only about 20minutes. We felt this was a bit of a rip off and would have like to have looked around more instead of basically being told to leave. It was a cool place to go to say you have been but it really isnt all that exciting. Its too commercialized.
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