last night & day in miami... and close to tears... :)

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yesterday evening, i had one of the situations where a hostel would have been more practical than being hosted by someone.. i was locked out :-)

not on purpose of course, but its kind of an interesting situation sitting in front of a locked door in a 100% residential suburban area without a car... luckily i still had the number of another couchsurfer which luckily was at home and saved me from going to the homeless shelter :-)

not only she saved me, but we also went to the impressive carnival center in downtown miami where we could sneak into the running performance using the "the tourist wants to see how great this place is" card... after that, there was a free dance performance in front of the center, which was really good, especially the music

after a pizza at the still busy lincoln road, she even drove me back to my host, which appeared meanwhile

so... after all, still pro couch surfing around the world - bad situations lead to the most interesting experiences, i probably wouldnt have experienced the "arty" side of miami otherwise :-)

on the last morning, i just went to downtown and explored this area. i also wanted to ride the metrotrain/mover, the miami one rail train... miami public transportation is really bad, public busses are always late and complicated to use... but the metrotrain is really great, if only it would connect more places

next time in miami: 2 weeks with a rental car :-) miami music conference 2008, here i come!

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