Jamaican Me Crazy With That Pokemon Go!

Ok terrible pun in the title, I know! Anyway, I thought I should comment on the whole Pokemon Go craze that seems to be taking over quite literally the entire world. I’ve never seen so many people walking down the streets of Ocho Rios staring at their phones trying to catch virtual creates (by the way I’m still in Ocho Rios – I’ve been doing some freelance design work to sustain myself while here. Been too busy relaxing by the beach to post any updates but I’ll try and be more regular now!). Anyway, I just had to get in on the Pokemon Go craze and see what it was all about, so I downloaded the game myself to have a go.

I was expecting to find it dull and boring – I’m a hardcore gamer at heart and love my League of Legends account and World of Warcraft, things like that. Anyway, within minutes I was HOOKED! What an incredible game this has the potential to be – not finished yet but getting there for sure. Now I’m going to be honest here and tell you that I actually ended up buying a Pokemon Go account – the reason being that out here in Ocho Rios there are next to no Pokemon and Pokestops around! Buying an account certainly helped out with speeding things up – I’m level 30 already and almost everyone here seems jealous of that ;). Even got a Garydos on the account, my favorite Pokemon!pokemon go

If you play Pokemon Go and you’re in or around Ocho Rios hit me up and lets go Pokemon hunting together! It’s always great to meet new people who have something in common. Do remember to always be careful when playing though – there’s been reports of people being lured to locations with Pokemon Lures and robbed. Never travel alone or when it’s dark when playing though and you’ll be totally fine.

Anyway, back to me for now – I’m staying Ocho Rios for the next 3 months at least working on this freelance project. After that who knows, I might head up in to the Blue Mountains for a bit, it’s simply stunning up there (not that Ocho Rios isn’t!). I might even head back to London for a few months, I need to go and visit my mother soon and sadly she’s not able to make it out here.

That’s about it from me for this update – if you guys have any questions about Jamaica, Pokemon Go or anything else just drop them in the comments below and I’ll do my best to get back to you when I’m not too busy!

Ciao!

 

~Max

I’ve arrived in Jamaica!

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Hello everyone from sunny Jamaica!

After a long and grueling 9 hour flight from London I’m finally here (and glad to be away from that awful British weather!). I’m spending my first few days here in Kingston whilst I plan out most of my trip – something I probably should have considered before leaving the UK but oh well, it’s all part of the fun in my opinion.

The weather is glorious, although I guess that’s to be expected in the Caribbean (thankfully it’s not hurricane season yet, although I don’t think I’m looking forward to that too much when it does arrive). It’s currently around 27C and hopefully it’ll stay like that for most of the month if this Wikipedia chart is anything to go by.

Kingston itself seems beautiful so far. It has a real colonial style feel to it, almost like New Orleans at times, and the people have been some of the kindest and most welcoming I’ve ever met. The beach isn’t bad either (I’ve included a photo below for you – it’s not my picture but I have no idea which bag I packed my camera in so it gives you a good idea whilst I try and find it).

The beach in Kingston is beautiful.
The beach in Kingston is beautiful.

I think that’s mostly it for this post, there’s not much to say since I’ve not been here long and I’m so very tired from the flight (big up to Air Jamaica though – it was comfortable, I had enough leg room and the staff were very attentive. Highly impressed!). One thing I do want to mention though is that I know a lot of people have very negative views and prejudices against Jamaica and its people, in fact even the Foreign Office website paints a scary picture for anyone visiting here, however I’m determined to prove that this really is a beautiful place with beautiful people. Of course there are dangers everywhere in the world today but no one should be scared of seeing the true beauty that Jamaica has to offer.

Off for a swim in the pool now and a nice cocktail I think – I’ll update you all later!

-Max