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I am going to Jamaica for the first time! - by Adam

by Adam
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

QUESTION:
I am going to Jamaica for the first time in a few months! I am a 25 yr old male and i live in canada but i'm worried that it will be assumed that i am just another rich, rude yankee.

I'm not saying that I stereotype Americans as such but a lot of people do, and being from Canada i am in fact the exact opposite and i want to have a good repore with any locals I may socialize with.

Will using the word "IRIE" a lot get me in tight with the locals and let them know that I am a friendly dude or will it just make me sound dumb and patronizing?



ANSWER: by Wellesley

Hi Adam,

DWL! I love your question my friend!

It's a frank and real question although I think it is funny :-).

My recommendation, just be yourself brother, and that would be the suggestion I give to everyone in every sphere of life.

Truly, if you be yourself you'll also do better - and more likely to be perceived accurately.

We have some of the nicest and most heartwarming people anywhere on the planet so just be "irie" (true).

Let the rest follows naturally. Did you already plan your places to visit?

I'd recommend that you check the link above for some great insights.

Also, do check out my little Jamaica Travel Guide. It might just become handy!

Welcome to Jamaica! I am sure you'll have a great time. As they say, "Once you go, you know!"

I'll be sharing your questions with my subscriber base and solicit their feedback via the comments link below so stay tuned.

And by the way, check these REAL travel stories of persons who have been here in the past. They might have some valuable tips for you!

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