There are many forms of entertainment in Jamaica as some forms are more readily
available in cities and others more common in rural areas. However, sports, particularly
track & field (sprinting), cricket, and soccer (football), are among the most
popular after school activities throughout the country. While sports are popular,
the cities also offer great restaurants, bars, and clubs, while the more rural areas
seem to offer more accessibility to nature.
Ultimately, what the people do for a living and how they spend their free time is
an individual choice, giving rise to many different lifestyles, but one culture
that includes all of these lifestyles and more.
Jamaicans, no matter their ethnicity, class, or religion,
tend to claim that they are Jamaican and wear this politically- and geographically-based
identity with great pride. Although a small nation, Jamaica is well known the world
over for their music, laid back lifestyle, their food, and their athletes. The people
are proud of their homeland and are eager to teach others about their foods, their
music, their history, their architecture, and their citizens both past and present
who have gained fame. Jamaican is defined by their culture, but also by their attitude
as they view themselves as one large family and all visitors as guests who must
be treated as such.