- Don’t stay in a cheap motel and leave expensive items behind in your room while you are out
- Don’t get high act stupid when you are at the bar or club in Jamaica
- Don’t get drunk around people you don’t know while in Jamaica
- Don’t set your iPhone/ cell phone down, not for one minute around others you do not know. Not all people in Jamaica steal, many Jamaicans have there own gadgets, however Jamaicans do love expensive gadgets, and some do steal, just like anywhere else.
- Don’t sleep/flirt with another woman’s husband (living together is considered marriage in Jamaican Culture)
- Don’t sleep/flirt with another mans wife (living together is considered marriage in Jamaican Culture)
- Don’t borrow thousands of dollars without knowing you can pay it back, on time in the agreed amount. A Foreign woman lost her life like that.
- Don’t expect Jamaicans to act like the people do back home. Jamaica is Jamaica, back home is back home.
- Don’t take drugs and get high surrounded by men and you are a woman, and not expect someone to want to have sex with you
- Don’t Go out with lots of “cash” money and “flash” it around
- Don’t Tell Jamaican people off because they will not play around to teach you a lesson
- Don’t Wear expensive jewelry out in public, in Jamaica.
- Don’t Let everyone/anyone know you have a laptop
- Don’t go in a car with stranger and lots of money in your wallet to an unknown territory. You could be set up to get robbed.
- Don’t Travel late at night in Jamaica with people you don’t know, I don’t care if you are in a couple or not.
- Don’t Take unlicensed taxi drivers. I did take some unlicensed taxi drivers. But people kept warning me not to. The licensed taxi driver is the one who ripped us off. See, so its the person not the certification.
- Don’t Assume that Jamaican people and other tourists people will respect your boundaries and requests
- Don’t go around telling every body in Jamaica how wealthy you are back home
9 Best Practices for visiting Jamaica
- dress casual,
- keep your money in the bank
- don’t assume every one is your “friend.”
- Leave your expensive/important items back home if you can
- Stay in an expensive hotel if you can
- Don’t act like you “run things”
- Be humble
- go out in a group you if you can.
- Don’t get high and stoned with lots of money in your pocket in a public place
This list was not meant to scare you. Jamaica is a lot of fun, the Jamaican people are very friendly, but there are those Jamaican people who do hurt people and don’t give a crap about it. Weather they are Jamaican or weather they are foreign. So, be safe.
Happy Travel. Blessed. Respect.
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