SPRING BREAK MIAMI!!!
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March 13th, 2009 – by: musicidot
Despite my geographical stability, one of the only two out-of-state (other than NYC home) trips I have taken was to Miami and Orlando, FL for spring break. Must I say, it was very fun.
We first flew into Orlando, and rented a Thrifty car. The reason why I went for Thrifty was because I thought it was at the airport; it turned out I had to take a shuttle to get to the rental point, which I found a bit.
I believe it took us a little over 3 hours to get to Boca Raton, where I stopped by Sara's place. It was nice seeing her again after Beijing. Her house looks adorable; it looks like some Mediterranean house. Instantly, I felt like I was finally on a vacation. From Boca we drove into Miami, traffice visibly got much busier, but the trademark Miami began to appear. It was pretty hot by the time we got to Miami.
We stayed at the Clay Hotel, and I absolutely ADORED it. It was situated on Washington Ave. Although I would not say it is in the heart of everything, it was definitely a pleasant walk from everything. A huge plus wasthat the hotel was literally a block or two away from the beach, in other words, we could get to the beach under 2 minutes. It was practically living on the beach without paying the price. Speaking of the price, it was the best deal of the whole trip. We each paid $120 for 3 nights, for a small nonetheless cozy room, with private bathroom and a window AC. The room isn't glamorous, but since we only slept and showered then, I couldn't care less, especially with the price we paid.
Hope I have covered enough of the logistics to begin talking about how much I missed being on that trip.
I must not forget about how important it is to put on sunscreen EVENLY. Since I was about to fall asleep when I realized I have not put on sunscreen, I only spreaded the lotion on my face and body so unevenly that... when I woke up, strips on my face were burnt, and my hand prints were definitely visible on my body. (Nightmare for another 2 weeks!)
Oh how could I forget the restaurants!!! Every night Sara, Hana + frd, Samantha and I would dine on Lincoln Ave. The restaurants are all lovely and trendy, providing very diverse food. My favorite meal was with a Tapas restaurant (couldn't remember the name of course =-T) I love love love Tapas now even though I am still not sure what Tapas is exactly. The waiter was super "friendly"; in fact, he asked me to marry him. And of course, without a second thought I said yes. He would be my... 3rd or 4th husband? He also recommended a very nice bottle of wine to us which I thoroughly enjoyed. Although most restaurants are really nice, they are all relatively pricey. Yet, like I said to Samantha, the money we saved elsewhere, if at all, at least we can spend it on good food!
It is not my intention to write an ESSAY in my trip, and I still want to type another entry. So I hope pictures really say 1000 words.
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