Happy New Year everyone!
So we have officially been here a month and I just wanted to talk about several things. Where we stayed, where we have eaten, things I have enjoyed and things I haven't etc.
So first of all, the first 2 weeks was beautiful warm weather, then these last 2 weeks has been colder and rainy most days. Therefore, I have been staying inside a lot more, not wanting to walk around in the rain! Which is such a shame as I know there is a lot to see and do here. But, we have plenty of time to explore!
We are both loving it here on the whole. It's a weird feeling. It kind of still feels like holiday but we know it isn't. We haven't yet made any other friends. We went to a meet up where only 2 people turned up, neither of which we particularly clicked with. We plan on attending lots of other meet ups but in all honestly have been moving around, packing & unpacking, settling in and just enjoying a bit of a chill.
We both want to learn Spanish whilst here, along with taking part in some sports including paddle boarding, yoga, tennis, beach volleyball etc. There is a lot going on here, and a lot of people to meet. We just need to make a bit more effort in doing so.
I can't wait to get cracking with my photography as I have lots of ideas, hopes & dreams. So we will see how that pans out. Fingers crossed!
So let's get into it. Below I'm going to tell you about where we have stayed, eaten, visited etc along with some photos! Enjoy!
So we started off in an apart-hotel in North Beach. It was in a good location as it was close to the local park and beach. We loved living 7 mins from the beach and went for walks every morning. We had a problem with 2 washing machines - long story - but apart from that the room was great. We has 2 double beds, enough kitchen items to cook everything we needed and a spacious bathroom.
We then loved into a house where we stayed for a week. And we are now in a place by the beach again for 4 weeks. We like being by the beach and the apartment is fine. The only problem is the thin walls and our neighbour watching TV until midnight. Oh god - I'm old aren't I?!
Moshi Moshi - Upper Eastside
Japanese food. Great food, reasonable prices.
Organic Bites - Upper Eastside
Organic & healthy food. Been here twice, had a vegetarian burger with sweet potato fries which was delicious and a smoked salmon open sandwich which was also delicious. They do smoothies which are quite expensive.
Ella - Design District
Cute cafe in the fabulous Design District but expensive for small portions.
Della Test Kitchen - Wynwood Yard
Been here twice. Pick your own ingredients for a Buddha Bowl. Fairly priced & good food.
Gramps - Wynwood
Been here a couple of times too. It's a good place for work & drink a pint. Meant to be good in the evenings, not tried it yet.
Burgers & Shakes - Miami Beach
The first place we ate. Good burgers with a wide selection of beers. Great for a quick bite.
Under the Mango Tree - Miami Beach
I came here in August so came back as I loved it. Great atmosphere, vegan food, all home made etc. Maybe my favourite place so far.
GLAM - Miami
Great place for delicious vegan food!
Old's Havana - Little Havana
Great for Cuban food with live music and delicious mojitos!
Great place to see artists, visionaries, trendy people, top knots, beards, tattoos and tourists. The place is full of graffiti work on all the buildings by really talented people.
Such a cool area with designer shops, galleries and beautiful architecture.
Obviously I love the beach, especially the north where we have been staying. Nice and quiet, beautiful white sand.
Upper East Side
Nice area with several parks. Lots of nice houses and neighbourhoods. This is where we saw manatees at sunset!
Great place for shopping. Hugely long road with shops from H&M to Apple. Also lots of restaurants & bars. Must come back in the evening.
Cuban district of Miami with Cigar factories & shops, restaurants, cafés and the famous Maximo Gomez Park which is where locals sit and play dominoes and chess.
I want to do weekly videos of what we get up to, here are the first 2..