My love for this part of the world started over 25 years ago when I went to Miami for the first time. And yes, I went to South Beach. I went on my own and rented a bed in a dormitory. A friend of mine who moved to work in Charlotte, came to see me for a weekend so that we could spend some time together. We rented a car and drove down to: Key West. I remember this as being magical: The drive to the Keys, the Hemingway House, my first Wet-TShirt contest (no I don’t participate, had no idea that it even existed outside Frank Zappas “Wet T – Shirt Nite” song….these were the days we listened to Zappa and the Doors. Now that I am thinking about I need to correct that: we listed to Zappa and Doors years (!) before my fist trip 😜😎… memory lane
A dear friend rented a place in South Beach and asked me if I want to come to see her. Of course I said yes. In addition to enjoying time with her (we did embark on little adventures) the place was not even 5 min. walk to the beach 🙂
It’s the combination of the different cultures, the music, climate, ocean, and the mix of America, Latin America & the Caribbean that is intriguing me. Things changed of course over the years – still one of my favorite places in the world. It took me a few days but I managed to find a traditional basic Cuban restaurant which served great beans and ice cold beer. 🙂 Not much more needed from my Point of View.
Decided to drive to the Keys again. Had no idea how I ended up with such a big car. Could have slept in it as a matter of fact. Driving was fun! I even stopped at a pancake house. And yes: I went for the full experience. ” Wenn schon, denn schon!” Key West isn’ a place I need to see again. To loud, to full and beaches aren’t great. I even went to the Hemingway House again.. Way to many people these days, way to many.