This is the last trip of my vacation I wanted to tell you before returning to a programming more normal and also you talk finally a project I'm working on this year for you ^^
We had a short week with Lisa for this trip only (our two jobs still demand our presence) so it's been very fast. Everything has been arranged for us by the Amplitudes Agency with which they had composed this trip I had always dreamed (Miami, the Keys, Orlando).
Each place visited triggered a small detachment of jaw even when I least expect, I pushed the aaah and the Oooooh before each landscape. Everything was much more beautiful than I had imagined.
But let me tell you things in order, with all the details ^^
Passion hublot <3
The flight to Miami from Paris lasts between 9:30 and 10: 00. If you can take a direct flight go, even a small stopover in London or Amsterdam will add you at least 3 or 4: 00 in the legs and when we leave a week it counts not bad in fatigue to attack a short trip in the best conditions. We flew with Air France and it was Nickel, I even my ptits stuff to have a place available next to me and so I had room ^^ (I will prepare a comprehensive article on all my small tips for air travel if you have any questions do not hesitate).
Upon arrival in Miami we had a rental car we took directly to the airport. I highly recommend that you do not ignore the GPS box, and instead buying a U.S. SIM card before the trip to be able to use Waze on your phone : did we save hours of travel in light of the plugs there is around the city. Moi I always buy mine here.
I must admit that I wasn't really smart when I started driving in the parking lot of the airport. I'm petrified when I have to drive and I got big big on me to get started me on the roads of Florida. But I made myself and it went well. I just had a few scares saw luxury cars at any speed on the highways of Miami.
We arrived late in the day, the sun began to set, the sky was sublime, the clouds were like in the cartoons, all round, generous, in shades of purple that I had never seen in the sky. It was really sublime with Palm trees along the road and the view on the peninsula of Miami Beach. First release of jaw.
We stayed only 2 evenings and a few dozen hour day in Miami between the beginning and the end of the journey. We took a max rising before the rising of the Sun to see the beach, the art deco hotels and Wynwood district we absolutely wanted to visit. I had envisioned Miami as a city bling blinget in very bad taste, with a beach town concrete as I hate them. I couldn't be more wrong !
Cute umbrellas of all colors <3
This is where you find most of the art deco hotels that line the beach. I took a thousand photos, as a small collection of Panini images, It was too pretty. We slept in the Surfcomber hotel who had direct access to the beach. When we went to have a look to the Sunrise I got my 2nd release of jaw. The beach is SU-BLIME and sky was once of the colors that I had never seen.
The sky <3
We followed the cabins of rescue workers as the pebbles of the thumb, each cabin we saw to the far was like the promise of a new picture even prettier.
We went the feet in the sand of the beach of the surfcomber until the junction of Ocean drive and the 5th. Then there is lift on Ocean drive to take a picture of all nice hotels and then take a breakfast with Juice & Java (yum, delicious, yum yum).
Then it is back to the hotel to enjoy the beach, the water was super hot, claire, the sandy, the sublime view. A real treat.
The famous wall
Then we took a Uber pool for Wynwood (uber in the USA it really changes life) and we did a tour of the neighborhood, almost militarily, block-by-block to not miss anything surprises we offered every corner. There were plenty of concept stores pretty cools : kind guitars and cars in one store. Trop cool. We bought juice at Jugofresh then lunch at Dr. Smood. The corner is filled with lovely shops to see !
Good stuff that's what I really liked in Miami, place in small box French whining now.
What I didn't like in Miami : all these “supplements” they're trying to get paid at all times, It's always the race for consumption : WiFi at the hotel (15$ the day Hello), almost harassment of servers to sell you supplements in your dishes (Oh a vegetarian salad you want chicken and more ?), poisoned gifts free stuff that you can't use without the “supplements” paid. Americans are a lot like that in general but in Miami it's highs. After that, If you not in Miami to party don't forget the earplugs, mouth in the streets and hotels all night, We were using the same to get up at 6 in the morning and without my caps of love I would not sleep. But hey it's the city that wants that ^^
Lisa always so chic
Good I write “the keys” but it has spent only 24 hours and only in Islamorada. We crossed Key Largo and Tavernier that said, but it was really fast. It's not far from Miami, like 2 hours max drive on a fairly easy road : It's simple in the Keys road.
We were at the hotel Cheeca Lodge & Spa who had a very nice beach and restaurants feet in the sand that are very good addresses even if you don't stay there. They also offer snorkeling excursions not to be missed.
I had carted my super Decathlon mask in my cabin suitcase just for that, I was eager to see the funds in the keys. And I don & rsquo; was not disappointed, I've seen 4 huge black white polka dots rays swim near me. It was sublime,3e release of jaw, I'm still very emotional.
After returning from our trip we planned to go to the hotel which was right next to ours : The Moorings Village. We were told it was must see, with its beach of giant Palm trees and small houses of colors in their green where are all the most beautiful shooting mode at the water's edge. So we made the small grugeuses, We went by sea to pass the fence that separated the two hotels.
By the way this barrier is as if it was entered in another world : I saw the most beautiful Palm Beach I've ever seen in my life (and I made the Maldives and Polynesia). 4e release of jaw. We walked on the beach taking look casual, There was no one, only a security guy who told us to leave. Asked him nicely if we could just take photos of the beach and he looked at us strangely, pressed a bit, and he ended by telling us “but you have never heard of the Bloodline series”, He was told that “non”. He died laughing, the hotel was actually the main venue of the action of the series (I don't know for real), and he spent his day to repel people who came to try to see the filming was underway. We were there to just taking the trees in the photo and he amazed. He even told us to leave and I vowed to return one day !
The very nice Morada Bay Beach Cafe
Then we went to spend the evening in another setting that is apparently in the series : the Morada Bay Beach Café, right next to the restaurant Peter (had recommended us but was closed). Still a sublime place where I was literally mouth gaping in discovering the beach and its small color tables, the guinguette garlands hanging from the Palm trees, the view on the sea and its pink clouds. It was more good food hyyyyyper, RIGHT NOW IT JUST IS MUCH TOO BEAUTIFUL !
Even the small storm that broke out there tonight was super nice, Lightning on a background of purple clouds had a look of judgment last of the most picturesque.
We took full the Peepers !
The station youpla expectations
It is then distributed to Orlando where we returned our car and took a train to Orlando. With my freak out of the car I could not really see myself doing the 6 hour drive to Orlando. Then the train, comment dire… U.S. train companies have made me realize how much we have luck in France. This means of transport is really to be avoided here down to hell.
Don't be fooled by the great big seats, wide, comfortable and reclining up to an almost lying. It's super uncomfortable as journey, We're tossed in there as of cattle (do not place anything on the Tablet, It's down at the end of 3 minutes), he does -1000 because of the air conditioning (I had 2 sweaters and I'm cold) and big delays are commonplace. The tracks do not belong to the State but to freight companies, suddenly, goods trains always have priority over passenger trains. We remained stopped over an hour to go for a blackout and 2 hours back. There was a magical moment where the car leader came to tell us all “well we do agree that the train will not magically arrive on time in Orlando, LOL go hi good trip”. Good on top of that the journey is longer by train than by car so the interest is pretty lame (unless you guys the car like me).
We should be wary in seeing the size of the stations (tiny for large cities where were we). The train is really not a means of transport that the Americans take a lot.
It's may be in particular delirium : knowing that it will be long, will there be delays, to make the journey from East to West (that lasts 3 days), meet new people and see landscapes. But to go from Miami to Orlando I don't recommend not ^^
We were very happy once they arrived in Orlando. We were really here only to make a park, so we saw not the city, it will be for next time.
We were in a hotel that had just opened : the Loews Sapphire Falls resort the Universal Park, because yes I preferred to make the Park Harry Potter than Disneyland, He had to choose ^^
But this, I'll talk to you tomorrow, that's already a lot of things and as I have a thousand things to tell you about the harry Potter, see you tomorrow for the continuation of the adventures ^^
Until then if you have any questions about this trip to Florida do not hesitate !