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A May 2008 trip to Miami by SeenThat

Downtown Miami Photo, Miami, Florida More Photos
Quote: My second visit to this travel hub was long enough to enable touring the main sights and planning the inevitable third visit.

Professional Food

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Restaurant

Starbucks Coffee  Photo, Miami, Florida
Quote:
"Professional travelers deserve Professional Food," I told myself; being shortly after 7am and following a couple of complicated days, I was sleepy and this silly statement made sense to me. Moreover, at such an hour I failed to spot any other options for a breakfast and I was eager to begin my exploration of Miami.The SetupThe menu was written in English and Spanish on a big board by the entrance; most items belonged to the classical period of the Fast Food Cuisine, though a few touches of Cuban cuisine could be discerned among the spelling errors on it. There was no door; the restaurant was open to the street and featured only two tables and an undulant bar...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 10, 2008

Starbucks Coffee

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Restaurant | "Starbucks"

Starbucks Coffee  Photo, Miami, Florida
Quote:
Choosing Starbucks as a spot in a journal describing Miami may seem strange, the dark-green logo is an integral part of American cities, strongly embedded in the local ground even and not thus a spot worth of special attention. Probably there are a myriad of other choices that would throw light on the local culture. However, the Starbucks branches in Thailand and Bangkok are an integral part of a visit to those places; the menu adaptations were thrilling. In Miami I didn’t feel as...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 10, 2008

Starbucks Coffee
901 S Miami Ave
Miami 33130
(305) 576-1379

Roaming Miami Railways

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Attraction

Downtown Miami Photo, Miami, Florida
Quote:
Few cities feature such a systematic approach to transport as Miami does; three concentric railway systems cover the whole area, the inner one just within downtown, while the outer one connects the city to the international airports. A bus system completes the coverage.Tri-RailThe Tri-Rail is the outer railway system traveling along Florida’s coast; it is remarkable while writing about downtown Miami since it connects the city with the Fort Lauderdale and Miami International airports. The system operates free bus shuttles between its Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Internation...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 4, 2008

Miami Bayside Marketplace

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Attraction

Starbucks Coffee  Photo, Miami, Florida
Quote:
The Miami Bayside Marketplace is an open shopping mall by Miami’s downtown waterfront. South and North Pavilions delimit it on the sides, while Pier 5 Market and Market Square are at is center. An awesome Banyan tree, sits at its center, resembling a misplaced meditating Buddha.Reaching Miami BaysideBayside is located at the junction of Biscayane Boulevard and NE 4th St in downtown Miami. The bus lines S and C reach it from Miami Beach; bus 7 rea...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 10, 2008

Landing on a Travel Hub

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Story/Tip

Waterfront Photo, Miami, Florida
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Few things compare to the excitement of landing in a truly (for the traveler) unknown place without making any preparations. Would I find an hotel before sunset? Is the place dangerous? Is the local food acceptable? Will the locals speak a known language? Are there any dangerous or wild animals preying on intrepid travelers? Are the showers safe (in Singapore the ion-exchange water desalination process leaves the water slightly acidic; it prickles on the skin)? Many questions and new sights: the stuff life is made of for the eternal pilgrim.Travel Hub’s Exploration Patterns...Read More