Sunday, September 12, 2010

Visit Bob Marley's resting place in Jamaica!

Last week I did a big post covering the life of Bob Marley.   If you read it, Bob Marley Post, you'll see that Bob was buried in Jamaica at "Nine Miles" the place of his childhood.  Today, we're going to cover this tourist stop of one Bob Marley. 

Nine Mile (Saint Ann Parish), the location Google Map where Bob Marley Mausoleum is located is about an hour and a half away from Ocho Rios.  It may seem like a long ride, but it’s well worth it, especially if you’re a fan of reggae music or Bob Marley as an artist, singer & musician. 

(you might see a few locals trying to sell you ganga)

 The Bob Marley Mausoleum guided tour is about an hour to three hours long and will take you through Bob Marley’s life, starting with his birthplace and finishing with his place of eternal rest.  You will get to see the tomb of Bob Marley, which is elevated to about 6 feet above ground level.  You will also get to see his cooking pit and his rock pillow.

 The tour is accompanied by a lot of singing and is guaranteed to leave you in awe. It’s highly inspiring to see that someone from such humble surroundings appealed to millions upon millions of people. Once within mausoleum, you will feel like you’re feet away from one of the greatest musicians of 20th century.
The tours are open from 9:30am to 6:30pm every day and cost $10 – $15 USA, depending on the season.

  Be aware that road to Nine Mile is not in the greatest of conditions and depending on a driver, could turn into a rather jumpy adventure. The further you get, the narrower, curvier and steeper it gets. You’ll see the driver honking his horn just to let everyone know that he’s coming through.  It’s different, it’s Jamaica.

"We'll share the shelter, of my single bed"

(Bob's single bed made famous in the song, "Is this love")

Whether you arrive to 9 Mile by way of hired Taxi or you’ve rented a car or a tour company, indeed you’ll likely be met by begging children and a Rastafarian or two hoping to sell you some marijuana, but by and large it’s safe.  Today, 9 Mile is owned and operated by Bob Marley’s family. Indeed the road leading to 9 Mile is in desperate need of repair, once inside the 30-foot tall purple gates of 9 Mile, it’s quite the Rastafarian paradise.  Clean, well maintained, organized and can rival any of the aforementioned resort towns with its presentation.

Located in the map below is the satellite view of Nine Mile.  You can zoom out and see just how remote this location really is!  Smack dab in the middle is Bob's resting place.


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