Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Key West


Key West on program for Monday
- Safari Tours bus arrived at 7am
to pick up for the excursion
- Jorge the driver was also our guide,
it was possible to practise Spanish
as Jorge gave the tour in English
& in Spanish as well
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Sloppy Joe's Bar
where Hemingway used to go
when living in Key West
- didn't go inside,
read that it's better to avoid it,
the atmosphere isn't the same any more
as it used to be in Papa Hemingway's times
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The weather was rainy & warm
when arrived to Key West
- after some minutes the rain stopped
and the temperature got even higher,
very tropical weather there
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Walgreens pharmacy was in an old theatre
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Southernmost point of the United States
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Small trolley takes tourists around the town
- 25.000 inhabitants in Key West,
lots of tourists coming in January-April
- could see that the resession has hit tourism here as well,
shops 're selling goods with huge discounts
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All the sand has been brought here from Bahamas
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Dark clouds in the sky,
but luckily didn't get any more rain
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Coconuts on the street
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Ernest Hemingway's former home
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And other beautiful wooden houses:
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Some of the houses're not in a very prime shape:
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Some beautiful details of the houses:
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So pittoresque !
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!!!
You could find roosters everywhere!
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Gorgeous bouganvillas in lots of different colours
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Visoted also at the Key West cemerery
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Collection of strange & witty gravestones
like
"I told you I was sick"
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All the graves are above the grounds
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The south end of highway 1
which goes here to north all away up to Canada
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Lunch at Duval Street
- the main street of Key West
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Port for the cruise ships
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Nice day!
Key West is a nice town to visit once
and for a day
but otherwise there are not much to see or do,
very touristic place
- loved the beautiful houses there
&
the climate is very pleasant
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