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

On To Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios Jamaica

Greetings from sunny Ocho Rios!

You might remember in my last blog post that I was lounging around in Port Antonio for a few weeks longer (mostly reading Game of Thrones, watching Netflix and playing League of Legends on the beach). Well, the time has come to move on and explore some more of this Caribbean paradise. Onwards to Ocho Rios it was!

If you’ve ever been to Jamaica yourself then the chances are you’ve visited Ocho Rios. There’s tourists EVERYWHERE here and it’s quite the change of pace from Port Antonio. Apparently this place is super popular for cruise ships, which explains the massive influxes of people each morning. It does give it a nice vibe though – something a bit more upbeat and a bit more to do. I guess it’s kind of between Kingston and Port Antonio.

You probably know by now that I love my food. Well, I found this totally amazing place up here called Miss T’s Kitchen. I’ve been here for 4 days now and eaten here 3 times already, the food is just that good. I have a feeling it’s going to become a second home for me (not that I mind that!). The place has a real rustic feel inside, a proper traditional Jamaican restaurant. Here’s a picture for you:

Miss T's Kitchen Ocho Rios

I’m not sure how long I’m going to be here, but I think it’ll probably be a little longer than I was in Port Antonio since there’s a lot more to do and see (I guess that means less Netflix and LoL for me now though). I think I’ll check out the botanical gardens sometime this week and maybe venture down to the awesome sounding James Bond beach, which is near where James Bond was first created by Ian Fleming. I’ve included a picture I found below, I’ll get some better ones when I visit (there’s a camera shop here so I can finally get a new camera!).

James Bond Beach
James Bond beach

I’m off to Miss T’s Kitchen again for some delicious dinner (I think I’ll be putting on a lot of weight here) so I’ll catch you all later.

Best Wishes,

-Max