Blogs from Miami, Florida, United States, North America - page 8


North America » United States » Florida » Miami March 21st 2012

Op het moment van schrijven ben ik net terug van een 4000 km lange roadtrip door Florida tijdens Spring Break. Met 8 anderen hebben we een busje met plaats voor 15 man gehuurd. De rest van de plaatsen werden opgevuld met bagage, aangezien we in totaal 10 dagen van huis zouden zijn. Gelukkig hebben de meesten van ons hun rijbewijs gehaald, dus in totaal hadden we zo’n 6 rijders voor de trip. De eerste stop was Miami, met prachtige stranden met palmbomen en supervette (maar ook dure) nachtclubs. Na een maand of twee en een half geen auto te hebben gereden, geen ervaring op Amerikaanse wegen en met maar een uur of twee slaap achter m’n kiezen, was het aan mij om Miami in te rijden. Drie andere gasten hadden de eerste 14 uur gereden, maar ... read more
Nikki Beach
Miami Beach
Miami Beach

North America » United States » Florida » Miami March 15th 2012

Scuba Divers are made of many people that are tired of the usual tedious workday, followed by the nerve-racking task of driving; add all the noise pollution it instigates. That's before everything else scuba divers encounter in these fast paced times outside of scuba diving. Some scuba divers go even further by finding a career in scuba diving. Some become diving instructors themselves. They find their career in scuba diving rejuvenating compared to many other choices. Scuba diving doesn't usually start there though. It usually starts where many other's scuba diving began; with the open water course. Then they move onto the advanced course and learn much more and realize they really enjoy all that scuba diving has to offer. They see diving underwater in a whole new way, and really want to share that with ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Miami February 25th 2012

Well, after 2 grueling plane trips, I made it Miami. A couple days ago. I wasn't gonna pay for internet at the Embassy Suites, besides I was busy with other stuff going on. I had a lot of fun there, I met with the other exchange students going to Chile and Argentina. (Fun fact: Argentina is one of the largest for AFS; either recieving or "exporting"; maybe both) For the people going to Chile we sort of instantly bonded, united by the same fact we were going to the same country. There were only 6 of us also, compared to around 20 going to Argentina. Anyway, it was a lot of fun, and I learned some interesting facts about AFS, and Chile. The Chilean Embassy even came I believe, or the Consulate General. We were able ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Miami January 31st 2012

Had a bit of a sleep in today, we needed to be at the coach by 9am to get it into South Beach. I really wanted to go Parasailing today, but the lingering storm clouds meant that the parasailing was shut for the day. Tom and I just walked along South Beach for a bit, before we headed to Miami Ink. Unfortunately it wasn't open yet, so we just took photos outside. Apparently later on Yoji and Darren were working, so I wish I had have gone back. After a photo op we headed to the Holocaust Memorial, which I was really looking forward to. Since going to the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria I have been interested in the events surrouning the Holocaust, so this was a natural stop for me. Unfortunately the monument had ... read more
Statue at Holocaust memorial
Storm over South Beach
Miami by night

North America » United States » Florida » Miami January 29th 2012

Today was a pretty short drive. Stopped at Walmart for about 20 mins and we arrived in Miami around 12.30pm. I had a speedboat tour booked at 2pm so I had time to grab a bite to eat. Pat, Mo and I decided to try some Cuban food. I ordered the Cuban Specialty Platter, which was a mix of fried pork, rice and beans, fried plantain and cassava. The pork was a bit dry, and the cassava had a really strange texture, but the rice and the plantain were good, which is weird because plantain it related to banana, which I absolutely hate. Mo ordered a Cuban coffee, which I got to taste. It was really nice, so I'll definiitely have to have another while I'm here. We headed to the speedboat at 2pm. Once we ... read more
Im on a boat!
South Beach, bringing the heat


North America » United States » Florida » Miami January 5th 2012

Leave it to me to find a mall wherever I go. :D But on a more serious and formal note, I am currently sitting in Miami international airport. Even though we met at ohare at 6, we somehow managed to miss the flight. It tooke nearly two hours to get theough secirity. One girl forgot her passport, so she has to go home to get it and fly by herself tomorrow. The first flight wasnt so bad, but the lady next to me was really rude and was leaning over and into my seat. She kept pushing me off the arm rest. We landed here 11:30 Miami time and the flight to san Jose takes off at 345. So I'm sitting here at terminal D-15 for the next hour. But on the bright side, negotiate to ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Miami January 5th 2012

I accidently wrote that I missed my flight, when I meant to say almost****... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Miami December 31st 2011

"It was a great year" - Sofia What a year. Our travels included going back to my birthplace (Italy) with a side trip to Monaco and France. We also spent 2 1/2 weeks in Bolivia and Peru, with the salt flats being my favorite place. I am really looking forward to our 2012 trips.....we wiill travel to Romania to see Dracula with a stop in Paris, and then 2 1/2 weeks in Iceland and Greenland this summer for whales, icebergs, geysers, volcanos, and a whole bunch of cool things. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ But this entry is for my year in miami. It was a great year. I went to the Aquarium early in the year with Daddy's medical school friend, Aran, and his family. I had a lot of fun with his daughter, Orli. I countinued playing soccer ... read more
USA Soccer Fanatic
"friends forever"
"I can fly like a butterfly"

North America » United States » Florida » Miami December 11th 2011

Okay - so where did the last 7 days go? Turns out the ships internet connection and my IPAD didnt get along. Wno knew? Well Day 2 was fine. Getting to the ship and settled in for the week long conference was going great...then night time hit and the ship was rockin and rollin...and so was I. I've been on the seas for over 15 years and this is the 2nd time that me and my bed held a close relationship. I missed the entire 1st day of the conference. Oh well. Day 3 was great - getting into the mix and feeling fine...except when I laughed. Thats when my tummy muscles decided to remind me about last night. We did a mix of presntations and some corporate round tables. We arrived a little late in ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Miami November 29th 2011

When doing a road trip, is Miami worth it? I won’t lie I wasn’t up for it but since I was pretty much doing whatever I wanted and Robert Parish didn’t really care as long as we went to Miami I figured I probably should. So 16 hours south we drive and when finished 14 hours west to New Orleans we go. I knew the strains of driving from a few weeks earlier when doing the South Dakota and back trip. I’d have to say this drive did kill our spirits to party hard soon after. At this point we were something like 21 from 24 nights of hard drinking. Two of those off nights we had a couple of beers and thought it’s not worth continuing, nothings on. From Nashville we legged it to Athens ... read more
2 - the biggest cleavage on a manican ever
3 - In the pits at NASCARS
4 - the tyres

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