As well as the Art Deco District tour and a spot of shopping in Collins Avenue District, I continued exploring Miami…
As I continued exploring Miami before my Trek America tour, I had a little stroll down the famous Lincoln Road Mall.
They had lots of shops like Victoria’s Secret, American Apparel, Aldo and many other staple American retail outlets.
I even managed to get a typical tourist style shot outside DASH Miami, which is the boutique famously owned by the Kardashian sisters. (None of them were there though…)
As you step inside, it was just what you’d expect going into a high-end boutique – stylish, minimalist decor, everything being so clean and pristine, neatly presented items and displays. Of course, there was every piece of Kardashian merchandise you can think off (books, Robert Kardashian’s sock range, etc.).
Miami City and Boat Tour
I also booked a city tour and a boat tour exploring Miami through the reception desk at the hostel. The bus did arrive a couple of hours late because it apparently broke down.
It eventually arrived though and the driver kept making lots of jokes including how much he hated the Kardashians and Justin Bieber.
Firstly, we drove to Downtown Miami where we drove past the bridge where the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious was filmed. We then set off on our boat tour and got to see a lot of houses belonging to the rich and famous. This included a house where both Usher and Shakira have filmed music videos, a house in which Ricky Martin was most likely to be Livin’ la Vida Loca, and a house belonging to Gloria Estefan.
Not to forget sitting on that boat on a breezy day just basking in the beautiful Miami heat and taking in some panoramic views of the Downtown Miami skyline.
We continued exploring Miami in the bus and we drove past so many places, including Coral Gables, and we saw the cemetery which inspired Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video. We then stopped off at Little Havana, which was an equally vibrant place.
After the mini Miami adventure was over, I checked into the Clay Hotel for the tour to begin where I met a couple of my fellow trekkers.
We then had lunch at the Clevelander on Ocean Drive where we were served by scantily clad waitresses.
We went to the World Erotic Art Museum and, as you’d expect, a lot of the stuff we saw was very NSFW, including much-loved Disney characters in questionable positions. So I wouldn’t be able to post any pictures on here(apart from the one below which is the tamest one of them all!)! If you do decide to visit Miami, then make sure that this is on your to-do list!
I have to say that Miami has been one of my favourite places to ever travel to so far and I really hope to come back soon.
After meeting the rest of the gang and our tour leader, Allen, we then set off on the journey to Key West, where the festive fun would begin…
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