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    If you can rent a bike and ride on the beach, you...

    If you can rent a bike and ride on the beach, you will be safe from the crazy drivers. If you ride on Manley Blvd, you are taking your life into your hands.
  2. Sure it costs more to go to Couples than in the past...

    ... but it's worth every penny.

    We bemoaned the last price increase, along with many others, but having just returned from CSA and seen the ongoing improvements as well as the amazing leap in food...
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    Lots of bars around the world collect license...

    Lots of bars around the world collect license plates, though mostly interesting ones, and display them on their walls. No, you can't walk to it. Have the concierge make a reservation with a taxi or...
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    The food: 6 pounds of jerk pork at Red Dragon, 8...

    The food: 6 pounds of jerk pork at Red Dragon, 8 half chickens with sides at Best In The West, and a pound each of jerk pork and jerk chicken at Ossie's. None of us ate dinner that night!

    Mike...
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    The gang at the Red Dragon 22552 22553 ...

    The gang at the Red Dragon

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    Pot of jerk pork garnished with sautéed onions and scotch bonnet peppers

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  6. Wrong door. They've moved the patty shack. It's...

    Wrong door. They've moved the patty shack. It's out the doors straight across from the Couples Lounge. We got patties last Friday.
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    CSA - Great Food

    As a former competition barbecue cook and someone who cooks hundreds of pounds of pulled and jerk pork a year, I've often complained about the jerk pork at CSA. (You can neither jerk nor pull a ham.)...
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    Jerk Expedition update - van arranged at $15 per...

    Jerk Expedition update - van arranged at $15 per person. Driver will be at the main lobby at noon. Went to Ossie's yesterday. She's ready for us. If you want to take home her sauce, bring an empty...
  9. For those traveling to Jamaica for the first time

    And especially for those traveling out of their home country for the first time.

    You are about to visit a place where the people and their customs, their language, their food, their lifestyle is...
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    No matter where you live, you will find places in...

    No matter where you live, you will find places in your town that are not safe. The same goes for Jamaica. You would not go to Trenchtown unless you had some bizarre reason to put your life in...
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    Packing tomorrow what hasn't already gone into my...

    Packing tomorrow what hasn't already gone into my bag. Looking forward to a great jerk expedition. Here's a word to the wise - for those who normally wake and bake, wait until we get back from the...
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    We always bring a big bag of chocolates and leave...

    We always bring a big bag of chocolates and leave them by the minibar with a sign that says "Please Take Some".

    Most of them taken by the housekeeping staff and the folks who fill the minibar....
  13. In more than 30 trips to Couples since 1982,...

    In more than 30 trips to Couples since 1982, including 20+ to CSA, I have never had anything taken from my room nor heard first-hand of anyone having something taken from their room. That having been...
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    Suzi will be with us for the expedition! Yay!...

    Suzi will be with us for the expedition! Yay!
    Here we are at our Jamaican wedding - 4/20/2013 - in the garden at CSA.
    She's just as pretty. However, I've got a bit less hair.

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    Responding to let you know you are right. Thanks.

    Responding to let you know you are right. Thanks.
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    We never stop counting since we're constantly...

    We never stop counting since we're constantly booking Couples a year to a year and a half in advance. We're 11 days out from CSA right now and as soon as we return, I'll reset TimeLeft for the April...
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    Jeff - we can all fit in one small van, no...

    Jeff - we can all fit in one small van, no problem. Both Ossie's and Best In The West will take US dollars, actually, I think they prefer it. I always round up, regardless. I will get some Jamaican...
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    My first trip to CSA must have been in 1999, the...

    My first trip to CSA must have been in 1999, the year after I moved to Florida, and the resort had just come on my travel agent's radar. I'd been going to Couples Ocho Rios, which was originally...
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    How old are the 4 Couples Resorts?

    The first one - Couples Jamaica, now Couples Tower Isle - has been around since 1978, according to the History link on the Couples website. My first visit was August 1982. But which came next? How...
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    Butch - I'll remember you when I see you. I've...

    Butch - I'll remember you when I see you. I've been to CSA so many times in the past and eaten at so many Repeaters dinners that I just don't remember names, only faces. I'm gonna try to convince...
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    Okay, it looks like we're at 7 for the jerk...

    Okay, it looks like we're at 7 for the jerk expedition:
    Butch & Vonda
    Helen & BJ
    Billy
    Mike
    Ricky (me)

    Based on what I'm reading here and on several other websites, we should meet in the Main...
  22. As soon as you check-in, take your passport and...

    As soon as you check-in, take your passport and head out the doors to your left. Turn right and you'll find meat patties.
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    Red Dragon is too far to walk. We'll split the...

    Red Dragon is too far to walk. We'll split the cost of a minivan and driver. Shouldn't be much. Bring your own Pepcid.
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    The jerk expedition leaves from the Main Lobby on...

    The jerk expedition leaves from the Main Lobby on Saturday, December 13th, at 12:45pm. We can always get a minivan if we have more than 6 people. Let me know, as I'll be making the arrangements when...
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    When is the Message Board updated?

    As most of us know, this Message Board is rarely, if ever, updated on the weekend. But not everyone knows this and I'm certain that many who post here for the first time are puzzled as to why their...
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