Yes, you read right, but I wasn’t the one who unscientifically stated that it was the guys over at CNNGo a special online magazine type website that focuses on major Asian cities. CNNGo writer Barry Neild decided to go global and decide the world’s coolest nationalities. A few nationalities that made the list are rather surprising like Mongolians and Nepalese but others like Japanese and of course the great stereotyped dreadlocks wearing nationals from the coolest island in the world weren’t so surprising. I decided to make a blog posts about this as it’a been a while since one specific article not covering some world event or political topic has sparked so much chatter and commentary in my twitter timeline, facebook feed, local radio and even with my classmates at school, god forbid I go to work my coworkers ask me if I’ve seen the “list”, then it’d truly be an epidemic and I’d have to use broken wear to escape.
Where did Jamaica and Japan place?
Jamaica came in a Number 3 while Japan clocked in at a respectable number 7. To get the full list you’ll have to click here to surf over to the full CNNGO post, thats if you haven’t seen or heard about it already. While you are over there check out the comments section on the said article, depending on your sense of humour you’ll either enjoy a good laugh or join the hunt for Mr Neild’s head. Speaking of comments I’d love to hear what you think in my very own comments section below.
Launched in September 2009 with a homepage connecting independent websites in six cities — Bangkok, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo — CNNGo covers travel, lifestyle, personalities and latest trends in the most fascinating and vibrant places in the world.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.