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Garrison Bight

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  • Day2

    Die Florida Keys

    April 14, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Heute ging es raus aus Miami, in der Hoffnung unser Auto mal etwas ausfahren zu können...hat natürlich nicht geklappt!
    Dafür wurden wir mit wunderschöner Landschaft während der Autofahrt belohnt. Das Meer an den Keys ist türkisblau und die grünen Pflanzen am Straßenrand bilden einen herrlichen Kontrast dazu. Da konnten wir gar nicht anders als unsere Drohne zum ersten mal zum Einsatz zu bringen!!
    Ab und zu entdeckten wir dann auch mal eine Eidechse im Gestrüp.
    Unser Ziel war Key West, der südlichste Punkt der U.S.A. Und der nächste Punkt zu Kuba (90 Meilen).
    Das erste was wir taten als wir ankamen war uns was zu essen zu suchen. Wir wurden schnell fündig. In einem süßen Häuschen mit der Aufschrift "Antonia`s" wagten wir unseren ersten Restaurantbesuch in Amerika. Wir waren sehr beeindruckt, das Wasser war umsonst und der Service einfach nur top!!
    Dann ging es für einen kleinen Spaziergang durch die Stadt. Key West`s Altstadt besteht nämlich aus vielen Häusern die im alten viktorianischen Stil gebaut sind.
    Zum Abschluss des Tages ging es noch zur Mallory Square, den Sonnenuntergang schauen. Er war wirklich wunderschön und romantischer als wir ihn sonst gesehen hatten!
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  • Day4

    Key West - Tag 2

    August 8, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Der Tag startete mit einem amerikanischem Frühstück im Denny's American Diner. Nach gefühlten 5000 Kcal. ging es in die City. Wir liefen die typischen touristischen Punkte an, wie z.B. the Southernmost Point und die Duval Street. Nach einer kurzen Erfrischung im Hotelpool kam dann unser Highlight des Tages: eine Segeltour mit Weinverkostung und wundervollem Sonnenuntergang ⛵Traumhaft 😍Read more

  • Day108

    Key West, USA

    February 24, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    Bunt und farbig, mit viel Charme, entspannten Leuten, ein Haus mit Audubonbildern... Wir sind durch Wohnviertel geschlendert, haben geschwitzt und uns mit gesunden Smoothies abgekühlt, dann entlang der Duvallstrasse mit Läden, Tranvestitenshows (Hallelujah wird nie mehr Hallelujah sein)... Und noch kurz ins Nachtleben mit Blick aufs Meer und Kokosnuss mit Saft gefüllt in der HandRead more

  • Day9

    Short trip to Key West

    November 7, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    My beautiful hosts planned a trip to Key West. They told me it's a special place because it's the city which is on the most southern point of the USA.
    We got there with the car together with 2 friends. On the way it had beautiful views over protected natural places, indian villages, rivers and so on .. we made a short stop to see crocodiles, yeah! ;P
    Key west is a nice city. It has a lot of bars and shops and music and party people hihi.
    For me it is too touristic and I missed calm places like a nice beach or a park with some trees. But it has a really nice view over the sea you can see some small islands and we had a really beautiful sunset with live music on the back. A "rastaman" who was just completing the ambience.
    We drunk well in the evenings. I remarked that I drink a lot more with my aunt & my uncle & friends of them than with my friends in Switzerland, but it was much fun! Thanks for that guys! Haha
    So yeah now I can say I was on this most southern city. Uhlala chocolat how special! ;-)
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  • Day56

    Key West

    March 5, 2013 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    It's got to be at least ten years since I was in key West and nothing seems to have changed.
    Despite the storms and hurricanes they've had, the buildings all look the same.
    Even the weird and wonderful people look the same.
    Must be something in the water.
    The weather wasn't to bad but not brilliant, the four of us booked on the tourist train for a look around the island it was quite good and at $21 it was $8 cheaper than the Conch train which did the same tour but was called the Conch Train, Conch Republic being the nickname of the island.
    After the tour we went shopping..groan!
    After shopping we continued our cultural drinking tour...woo hoo!
    Duvall St is the main street in key West and is full of bars.
    We first tried Irish Kevins which was really noisy and rocking, with a guy playing guitar and singing.
    Then it was on to the world famous `Sloppy Joe's` and finally a place called `The Smallest Bar`.
    Then suitably inebriated we went back to the ship four food and a well earned sleep......
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  • Day14

    Key West

    October 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    As promised yesterday, today we arrived earlier into Key West. It has been several years since we've been here, and it's definitely one of our favourite places.

    After breakfast, we were fortunate to join the much smaller non USA residents queue, meaning the disembarkation didn't take long at all. The weather was surprisingly cool here which was more pleasant than the humidity of the Bahamas. What was also a surprise is how well the place looks after the recent hurricanes that were here last month. Walking around the streets exploring was half the fun but seeing the locals ended up being most of the entertainment.

    When we stopped for lunch, we went to a local shrimp restaurant and sat on the upstairs balcony. Whilst there, the appropriately named Frenzy Fest was starting. Basically it was like the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, but with more straight people. If you wanted to be totally nude and just wear body paint you could do it. If you wanted to dress like the Cat in the Hat (like one local) you could do it. If you wanted to ride on a Harley Davidson topless you could do it. Ted thought I was offended by what I saw. He was partly right considering the people that chose to wear just body paint didn't exactly have the bodies to make it appealing!

    Ted had been in pain for a few days from sciatica so we found a local masseuse hoping it would help. Even though it was expensive, we didn't mind supporting local business after their recent tourist slump. Whilst this was happening I happily sat in the bar across the road with the locals and a few beers.

    Ted had considered hiring a motorcycle but I wasn't really sure if the outlying areas would be that appealing after the damage they've suffered recently. We ended up finding some markets down by the water which we looked through before returning to the ship.

    For dinner that night I was lucky to have shrimp again. One of the things I will miss about the cruise is the amazing food. There was meant to be another GLBTQ gathering tonight but once again it was just ourselves, the two American guys and the guy from Peru! Although at least this time the venue was much nicer, namely the rooftop bar overlooking the deck. Tomorrow we head back to Los Angeles and then onwards to Australia. The end of another cruise!
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