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Miami, FLA

sunny 31 °C

NY was fun but a little bit chilly for my liking so Southward bound was I. Miami is certainly warmer with Winter being much nicer than the Summer which by all accounts is very hot, very sticky and mosquito central. Must be all that swamp I suppose. Anyway, March is nice, windy, warm and the bars don't appear to close ever. Dangerous stuff.

Hit the beach on day 1 for a few hours. Sand, water, standard fare. Miami beach itself seems ok. Pretty relaxed, lots of places to eat and drink blah, blah.

I am actually struggling to write as I really didn't like it too much. Had fun but more based upon Tommy's presence than the place itself. Seemed a bit fake. Plastic surgery aside it wasn't really the art deco melting pot of cuban and american life that I was expecting. People seem overly flashy. Overly trendy and if you have a nice car then it would appear that to get your moneys worth you need to drive it up and down checking people out and being checked out yourself. It felt like people were going out to rubber neck better looking and wealthier people than themselves rather than to have a good time with a few mates. Which seems to be a pretty vacuous way of dispensing with your free time - especially when you have to work on Monday and time is in short supply. Maybe I just didn't get it. I rarely do.

Went to see the Florida Marlins. I actually understand most of what is going on these days at baseball games.

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Mostly thanks to Tommy.

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Due to the franchise nature of American sport Florida could afford a team but apparently not that many fans. Game was fun enough although I did get scared when looking for some sauce for my hotdog.

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I suppose it does remove the need for wasteful packaging but it made me feel quite queasy.

Anyway. West coast next. Gracias to Tommy for being a fine host. Well, most of the time anyway.

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He had been working hard in all fairness.

So the adventure continues. Whatever you do stay free. The communists are lurking round every corner.

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In fact I am off to meet one in San Diego. He is Bulgarian actually. As such he in indirectly responsible for this.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_RgL2MKfWTo

Who said American cultural expansionism was ruining the world. Hogwash.
Later
Lid.

Posted by lidster 15:24 Archived in USA

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