US trip part 2: Florida (Sarasota and Miami)

Hey everyone! I just got home from the US and it was such a stressful trip. I am glad to be home though, and today I will start my job hunting! Now, I do know that these posts about my vacation are waaaay too late but I just want to share my vacation experiences with everybody. And since posting about the whole trip would take lots of time (since I stayed there for 2 months), I’ll just post about my favorite place in the US, Florida!

After California, we flew to New Jersey because that’s where my relatives are, and stayed there for a week. Then, we drove to Florida and saw lots of interesting places in the states in between (yes Virginia and Washington, DC, I’m talking to ya).

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Our first stop was Sarasota, since my aunt had to attend a reunion over there with her college friends. It was a lot of fun! We went on this boat ride and saw all the nice houses and mangroves in the area. I swear, this place is so beautiful! The climate is also great too; it reminds me of the Philippines’ warm tropical climate. I could totally live here.

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Those are sand bars, and I don’t know how they managed to have sand in the middle of the ocean but wow, it looks amazing!

Oh, but my absolute favorite place is Miami! Oh my gosh, the beaches here are just so good! But we didn’t go to the beach right away when we arrived, we went to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens first. Too bad taking pictures is prohibited inside the mansion so I didn’t get to take a lot of it…

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And finally, the beach! The adults don’t like the beach (what?!) so my cousin and I were the only ones who enjoyed this part of the trip. Heehee. I haven’t gone swimming in such a long time so I couldn’t let the opportunity pass! Ah, I love everything about Miami’s beaches. <3

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It was crazy though when we came to Miami Beach, because I saw this thief who took a swimmer’s bag and clothes. The girls in the beach were screaming for someone to help catch the man and we told the people where we saw him, but he got away. But I think they were able to contact the police though. Oh my gosh, that was such a scary experience so when my cousin (that pretty girl beside me in the last picture!) and I went swimming, we had to be extra careful with our stuff. But hey, that stuff happens anywhere so that doesn’t make me love Miami less 😉

I also went to the art district to explore another side of Miami, and at first I was just expecting mere graffiti on the walls since that’s what I’m used to back home. But I must say that I’m amazed by the amount of talent here because it’s not just mere graffiti, The place is just like a long street full of paintings on the walls and art galleries in the buildings. Wow, it’s so wonderful to look at! I can’t draw, but I do love art in all its forms. I just had to take pictures of the paintings!

Overall, the places I’ve seen in Florida are all wonderful and I hope I get to come back to see the others I’ve missed! I’d like to see other states as well, especially the ones in the West Coast since I wasn’t able to explore that place that much. But for now, it’s good to be back home!

2 Comments

  1. Oh wow, 2 months sound like a nice and long vacation 🙂 The beaches and sand in Miami look really nice! I was there a long time a long time ago and really don’t remember much about it. That’s crazy that you witnessed a thief. I’m always afraid of leaving things on the beach when I’m swimming and try not to leave anything valuable around.

    Sand bars are actually made naturally! I think it has something to do with how the waves break.

    The art district looks cool too! I’m glad you had a great time!

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