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Miami, formerly in North America

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The more astute among you may have realised that Miami is not, in fact, in South America. This was part
of my cunning plan to begin acclimatising myself to the Latino culture before actually getting there. Spanish
is so widely spoken here it doesn`t feel like other parts of the US.

So my first day in Miami started with breakfast on the beach, which is huge by the way. It must be wider
than the M25 and, strangely, has plenty of traffic whizzing up & down it in the form of tractors
quad bikes & trucks.

Ocean Drive has some amazing examples of the famous art deco architecture, pictures to follow later,
ut my favourite sight of the day was a lady out walking her two small dogs. Except, only she was doing
the walking, the dogs were content to be wheeled along in their own push-chair.......

South Beach is very colourful and full of 'shiny happy people' but it feels a bit fake and not how the real
Miamians (just made that word up) live their life. So tomorrow I'm off to downtown Miami for a slice of reality,
and possibly a reminder of what gunshots sound like.

Posted by esotericmind 18:32 Archived in USA Tagged beach south miami

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