Key West Journals

End of the Road

A January 2001 trip to Key West by johnnieaka2002

Quote: I left England to travel around the world in January 2001. I decided to start in Florida, as friends of the family lived there. I arrived in Key West, fell in love with the place and its people, and ended up staying there for nearly 3 years!!

End of the Road

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

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Key West is a unique place. Stuck out nearer Cuba than Miami, it retains a strictly Caribbean atmosphere, but with the easy living afforded by American facilities. The place should be experienced, not merely visited. From the beautiful beaches of Fort Zachary Taylor, amazing snorkelling, diving, and fishing (for the less environmentally sensitive!!), watersports such as kite boarding and water skiing, and of course, eating and drinking, there is something here for everyone.Quick Tips: 1. Laze on Key West's best beach - Fort Zach - and snorkel the breakwaters not 75 yards offshore for a reef taster - I have seen red snapper, jewfish, and nurse sharks here! 2. Drink! and lots of it. Visit ...Read More

Bogarts

Attraction

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Bogarts is part of the Casablanca hotel site. It's on the 900 block of Duval Street. It's a pretty nondescript place, really. What makes it special, though, is the staff and the clientele. This is the favourite bar on the island for British and Irish expats, and if you're looking for casual work on an extended stay, this is a good place to pick up tips. 4-7pm is happy hour and is always a laugh, especially at weekends. DJ Stu sometimes plays on a Saturday night - top tunes.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 8, 2005

Bogarts
900 Duval St
Key West, Florida

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Beautiful. We rented a car from Key West and went up there armed with snorkels and lots of food and wine. Try and get on the site near the north of the island, as it's more peaceful there, and you can step out of your tent onto the rocky beach. Make sure you heed the advice of the rangers and keep all food hidden in your tent or car! We got many visits from racoons during the night. They managed to open our cool box, eat their way through a bag of nachos, (including the bag), and even chewed through our candles before they started fighting over the rubbish bag. Funny, but slightly unnerving at the same time!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 8, 2005

Bahia Honda State Park
36850 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 37
Key West, Florida 33043
(305) 872-3210

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johnnieaka2002

johnnieaka2002
bristol, United Kingdom

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