Miami Beach Travel Blog› entry 38 of 42 › view all entries
April 19th, 2008 – by: RachelSpencer
The second hostel had a really rubbish kitchen but was in a lovely part of South Beach on Espanola Way full of street cafes, art stalls and little bars. It was 5 mins walk from the beach too, and a nicer part of beach. It was quiter, not so many screeching teenagers and the gay section was only 2 blocks down. Right from the start we could see that Miami was full of posers, super skinny girls in over sized sunglasses looking down their noses at everyone. That doesn't sit very well with me, especially if I'm sitting on a beach, so we tended to escape to the gay area where we knew there would be a more realistic mix of people!
Despite the high temperatures, the first few days were quite windy, and sitting on the beach was not feasible.
All around the exhibits there were huge iguanas wandering around, so in the end we asked someone ehy they were there. We were told that they were not native to the area, but people got them as pets them when they got too big released them into the Everglades where they have been multiplying ever since.
Our last few days in Miami were certainly beach weather, so we made the most of it and spent the days sunbathing and swimming. That was until Lisa got horribly burnt and we couldn't leave the hostel until much later in the day. Oh dear, she looks like a lobster, although she keeps insisting that it will look gorgeous when it goes down (she says it wincing at the pain caused just by breathing). But it turned out fine, on our last night we went down to the beach after dinner and sat in front of the moon which was stunningly beautiful as it reflected off the sea.
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