So I thought I should share some of my new experiences with you guys to let you know it’s not all just work and Netflix! Since living in Florida I’ve had new experiences from wee things like deep cleaning the kitchen, riding on a scooter and learning to live with other people to going salsa dancing and playing beer pong on the beach with locals.
Firstly I’m going to talk about the night life. Clematis street in West Palm Beach is the most popular place for young people to go as it’s the ‘strip’ filled with clubs, bars, shops, Starbucks and restaurants. Nico’s pizza is not to be missed after a night out! Roxy’s rooftop is the place to be on a Sunday with a chilled seating area overlooking West Palm Beach it’s a cool atmosphere or there’s a dance floor in the middle of the bar with a stage and DJ booth. Downstairs is Roxy’s Irish pub – if you’re Irish you’ll be disappointed but it’s a nice try! There is Pawn Shop if you are struggling with ID – we’ve all been there – then this is the place to be on the weekend! They often let girls in for free as well. If you don’t feel like clubbing then inbetween Roxy’s and Pawn Shop on Clematis Street is Duffy’s Sports Bar which is insane if there’s a Connor McGregor fight.
One of the amazing things about living and working with internationals is that you learn about different cultures. I live with Austrian girls who are trying to teach me German and one of my close friends here is Brazilian who taught me salsa! Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a dancer at all, but after some tequila I was having an absolute blast on the dance floor. There are a few South American restaurants/bars and salsa places in West Palm Beach.
Last night I went to Jumby Bay Island Grill for my friend’s birthday in Downtown Abacoa. They do great deals, on Wednesdays they have a flip a coin challenge for a free drink and the food was brilliant at decent prices. The bar and restaurant is Florida Keys themed so it’s a casual place with good dance music. Would definitely recommend. There was a beer brewery across the road with a bar which looked nice so I’ll let you know what it’s like once I’ve been!!
Another first experience was being robbed by the US Post Office!!! It cost me $72.00 to send a light weight parcel home for my cousin’s birthday back to Scotland – $22 for the box and tape alone. For Christmas I will be online shopping and have it delivered home instead. I’d 100% recommend this for any other internationals as I wish I’d knew this before I bought the presents.