Still In Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios

I’m still here in sunny Ocho Rios!

It’s been 3 weeks now and I haven’t felt the need to move on yet. I’m not sure what it is that’s keeping me here – the awesome people, the stunning scenery (the waterfall in the picture above is a must visit!) or Miss T’s Kitchen and her amazing food. It’s strange actually, even though I have more time than ever to be my usual self and sit in-front of a computer watching Netflix or playing LoL I find that I’m outside more often than I’m not, exploring the local area or just sitting on the beach with a good book (still not finished Game of Thrones yet).

I went to visit Dunn’s River Falls the other day (which is where the image above is from) and would highly recommend it to anyone who comes to Jamaica. Peaceful and tranquil with stunning scenery, my idea of heaven. The water was also lovely and cool, quite refreshing in the blistering sun. I haven’t been to James Bond beach yet, that one is still on the list, but I’ll make sure I get there before I head off. No idea where I’m going next, but I’m thinking of working around the island in an anti-clockwise fashion, so Saint Ann’s Bay would be the next logical choice.

I don’t think there’s much more to say here as I haven’t really done a lot in the past few weeks other than chill out some more. One thing I will point out though – when I first started this blog I mentioned that people often have a prejudice against Jamaica as being a violent place that no one should visit. Well, they’re wrong. So wrong. Every single person I’ve met has been exceptionally friendly and welcoming (except for one very drunk guy at a bar, I’ll save that story for later). I truly feel at home here in Jamaica right now and even though it’s only been 2 months I’m not sure that I’ll ever go back to the UK! Of course, I miss my family and friends but we all have to make our own decisions in life. I feel like mine is to move here.

Have a good one,

-Max

One thought on “Still In Ocho Rios

  1. I am so enjoying your easy breezy style of writing about a place that I’ve long loved and long dreamed of making home. I first visited Jamaica in the early 1970s, shortly after I graduated from college. I have been visiting here frequently since then. I have lived in New York, Washington, D.C., Rome, Italy but Jamaica keeps calling me. I am divorced with a daughter who is on her own and 91 year old mother who lives nearby and a cute miniature schnauzer who I can’t bear to give up.. I am looking forward to retirement and keep wondering if I, a single woman of a certain age should be relocating to Jamaica.I write and make jewelry and have plenty of contemplative work to keep me busy. One of my dearest friends has a small resort in Negril and my ex beau has a place in Ocho Rios. I prefer Negril. These days much of what I am doing is reading about, dreaming about and plotting how I can make the shift to Ja..Wondering if I can rent a small place in Jamaica and New York City.
    I know I must do it.
    In any case, your blog inspires. I will try to figure it out.

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