Thursday, January 14, 2010

City Tour in Miami

The bus for Miami city tour arrived about in time.
Julio, the driver & guide, was telling everything
in English & in Spanish.
The tour started at Bayside,
from there went back to Art Deco District
to Collins Ave & Ocean Drive,
then via McArthur causeway towards
Little Havana
- had a 20mins stop there on Calle Ocho
No women ay all nor men under 65 years
allowed to enter Maximo Gomez Park to play domino
Miami's population is 2,5 million,
1,6 million of it speaks Spanish
Little Havana is not just for Cubans
but also for Nicaraguans, Puerto Ricans...
Not a place where you want to walk around after the sun set!
Before the boat trip,
the bus drove through Coral Cables,
which is said to be the prettiest part of the town
- lots of huge private houses in various style,
not always so stylish...
Coconut Grove,
which is the oldest part of the town,
known also as Little Bahamas
- you definately wouldn't want to get lost there at night,
or day either...
- small houses in really poor condition
and Downtown,
which is a combination of business district,
ghetto and construction hell
The boat tour started at Bayside
The weather was nice & sunny
but the wind was freezing
while sitting on the top of the boat

Island Queen boat
- the weather was nice & sunny,
but freezing on the top of the boat!
Skyscapers of Downtown Miami
Boat of the owner of Miami Heat basketball team
& Carneval Cruises
Houses & mansions on Star Islands:
- owned by rich & famous
and unfamous but rich
. .
Leaving behind the Star Islands
on the way back to Bayside port
Interesting looking "Vendor's" tropical tree
at Bayside
- lots of these trees also in Coral Cables
- the origin of these trees is in India
Got a good glimpse of the city during the tour
- it was 20 years from the previous visit
Visited the Miami Visitor Center on Lincoln Road,
where they recommended Bella on 1574 Washington Ave.
Bella had a table-made-desk at Cybre Cafe,
she was very kind and gave good information about the excursions.

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