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Jamaica's Good Hope Plantation once housed one of the island's wealthiest sugar cane traders

April 20, 2015 12:02 PM
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That's because the former sugar estate sits atop the world in hilly northwest Jamaica. It rises above the surrounding Queen of Spain Valley and the fast-flowing Martha Brae River and beyond to the Cockpit Mountains with their heavy greenery.

From an elevation of 600 feet, there are sweeping views of distant hilltops with little sign of development. The air smells sweet with flowers and fruits including oranges, papaya, bananas, coconuts, ackee and breadfruit.

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