Jamaica: Falmouth

Falmouth is on the northern shore of Jamaica and is know as one of the best preserved colonial Georgian towns on the island. Falmouth was once a major port town and played a significant role in the island’s sugar industry during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was founded in 1769 and had piped water running before New York City did, its wealth from trading was immense. Today, you can see all the old colonial buildings, some still impressive, other semi-ruined. Generally, it feels like any progress stopped quite a long time ago. Lots of funky characters smoking some serious ganja in the streets.