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Miami Beach Botanical Garden

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  • Day24

    Moon Over Miami

    June 14, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Campbell just about recovered from the emotional impact of Walt Disney World - not any of the usual roller coaster rides mind you, but Frozen, the Little Mermaid and the Three Caballeros. At Epcot’s American Adventure (named after my blog!) I fell asleep and woke up to Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin atop the Statue of Liberty imploring America to ‘spread her golden wings’, while Campbell sobbed uncontrollably beside me!

    Used Campbell’s new toy - his Uber app - to get back to the airport where I hired a car for the next part of the American Adventure - a drive around Florida. The car was a nice Nissan Subaru which sped us down to Miami Beach. Spent two nights at the 1940s San Juan Hotel in fashionable South Beach. We felt just like Betty Grable and Don Ameche in ‘Moon Over Miami’ (not sure who was who).

    We did a bus tour of Miami over the causeway, admiring the gleaming skyscrapers, visiting Little Havana with its cigar shops and old men playing dominoes. What a lovely city it is - much nicer than I expected - seen too much Miami Vice!

    By this time I wanted to ‘feel some sun on my face’ like Sugar Kane (happy memories of ‘Sugar’). The hotel provided a beach bag and towels and we headed to the beautiful white sands of Miami Beach where we were provided with complimentary beds and umbrella. I enjoyed a swim in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, undeterred by the suspected shark attack we witnessed the night before, but 5 minutes later an almighty thunderstorm and torrential rain cleared the beach - I mean we can get this at home!

    We took the complimentary trolley to the famous Art Deco District of South Beach, stopping for a photo opportunity outside Gianni Versace’s villa on Ocean Drive where he was assassinated on the front steps. The pastel colours of the Art Deco hotels did not look quite as glamorous in the pouring rain.

    After dinner we took the free trolley back, during which an over-excited African-American woman went round asking where everyone was from: ‘We got Scatland in da house!’ she shrieked. ‘Am gonna do a little twerking jus fo yo’. And twerking she did - see photo!

    At night we took a drive to the huge Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale to see the professional tour of the musical A Bronx Tale. Thoroughly enjoyed the show which neither of us had seen before. Another full day...
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    Aileen Johnston

    Love the deco style. Glad Campbell enjoyed Disney. I’m judging he did by the level of sobbing 🤗 (there’s no emoji for that happy cry) but you can’t just say you witnessed a suspected shark attack and leave it there !!!! What happened? Or have they reopened the Jaws ride. Happy onward travels x

    Robert Fyfe

    Re shark attack - on our first night we took a walk along Miami Beach. Just as we arrived, a convoy of police cars and motorcycles, ambulances and fire engines came racing along the beach with horns sounding and lights flashing. We naturally headed to the scene (only to see if we could help, of course) where folk were screaming that there had been shark sightings, and they pointed to a ‘body’ out at sea. After investigation, the body turned out to be a lady’s purse (trans: a handbag!).

    Aileen Johnston

    Did the shark eat the lady (who’s purse it was?) 😳. Thanks for the full story 😜

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  • Day26

    Jardin Botanico

    February 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Un lugar para pasear relajadamente, sin afán. Muy bonito, pequeño (2.5 acres), pero muy acogedor. Se puede hacer picnic, permite la entrada de mascotas y además gratuita. Se encuentran especies endémicas y foráneas. Es un espacio que invita a la meditación.

    David D.
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  • Day120

    Holocaust Memorial & Botanical Garden

    December 13, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Gestern kam ein Mädchen im Hostel an, das aus Chile kommt, aber in Stuttgart studiert. Abends waren wir zusammen einen Cocktail trinken - wirklich nur einen (sehr großen)! :) Leider ist sie heute gleich weiter geflogen nach Santiago, zu ihrer Familie.

    Heute war ich morgens kurz am Strand, aber weil so ein Sturm ging, gab es riesige Wellen und das Liegen im Sand war nicht so angenehm...

    Also hab ich mich auf den Weg zum botanischen Garten und Holocaust Memorial gemacht und bin dabei zufällig an einer der Haupt-Fußgängerstraßen vorbei gekommen - Lincoln Mall. Cafés, Restaurants, Shops und ein kleiner Flohmarkt haben natürlich massenhaft Leute angezogen und es war interessant die Leute zu beobachten.

    Das Holocaust Memorial war - wie fast immer - beeindruckend. Bilder und Musik jagen einem dort einen Schauer über den Rücken - auch im sonnigen Miami Beach.

    Der botanische Garten war schön anzusehen, aber in Anbetracht der ohnehin üppigen Flora hier, erschien es mir fast ein bisschen überflüssig Extra-Grün mit einem Zaun drum herum anzubieten...

    - Trinidad und ich mit unseren "kleinen" Cocktails
    - die stürmische See mit großen Wellen
    - Weihnachtskrippe und Tannenbaum unter Palmen
    - ich mit Bambusdeko :)
    - das Holocaust Memorial
    - der japanische Teil im botanischen Garten
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  • Day21

    Surprising Miami

    November 19, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Yes. Cityhater Sophie went for 2 nights to Miami. It wasn't really planned. But how I wanted to give the possibility to my hosts to enjoy the last days in privacy I left Cape Coral earlier and went to Miami. I expected nothing from Miami and thought I will just wait till I can catch my flight to Cuba.
    But hey, I had a really nice time there! As I arrived at the hostel I met Yevgenij. We went out to get some asian food and beers and took it to the beach. As we walked there I just opened my beer. Yevgenij said, hey what are you doing you can't do that! I was suprised and then I remembered that ah yes it's forbidden to drink alcohol on the streets. One of these weird laws from humans ..
    but we had a really good time and I was happy to found such a nice person already on my first day alone on my travel. 🙃
    The next day I spent alone and enjoyed my new camera and my freedom. And the best thing; I met Melanie again! We were really happy about that and of course we went out for the night. I mean Miami is a party city! :D
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    marianne dreier

    Byebye Cape Coral...mit Greyhound in die weite Welt.

  • Day15

    Faulenzen und die Sonne genießen

    March 10, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Wir haben gefaulenzt, gegessen und getrunken. Ach ja und Mitbringsel geshoppt. Eine neue Reisetasche musste dann auch noch eine her. Trotzdem mussten wir alles quetschen 🤪🥺

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