The tropical equivalent of New York, the new art and design mecca, brimming with pure energy. The city has so much more to offer than I ever thought possible. From the incredible beaches, which I expected, to the high rise Downtown area and of course - the oh so colourful Wynwood.
The Wynwood Art District is one of the most interesting examples of urban redevelopment. Before it was converted into an open air museum, this part of the city was an industrial area undergoing deep decline.My happy face when I got free tacos / (and free beer, obviously)
Having only decided to visit Florida Keys at the last minute on our second day in Miami and after the weather was a little overcast and breezy for our scheduled beach day, I couldn't have been happier with how the day panned out.
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Renting a car/getting behind the wheel all by myself for the first time in a foreign country turned to be quite a daunting experience. If, like me, you grew up with a manual, and then drove an automatic in traffic for the first time, you know what I mean. I had to remind myself to keep my left leg tucked away so I don't try to press the clutch and bash my face against the windscreen because I've accidentally stamped on the brake pedal, haha. Once I stopped stressing out, it turned out to be super easy to drive, park and manoeuvre :)
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We stopped at Robbie's Marina, an authentic Florida Keys roadside attraction, with the primary purpose of feeding the massive tarpon by hand.
(Fish tacos were also good).
*acai bowls* *acai bowls* *acai bowls*
So there we have it, Florida is all wrapped up. For this time, anyway. I also vlogged the entire trip which you can watch down below too.
Lots of love