Have you ever heard of that saying: once a year go somewhere that you have never been to before? Miami was that place for me this year. But Miami was not just one more travel destination; it was a once in a lifetime experience. Miami was another world, a new one and very different from Vienna. The language, currency, weather, people, landscape, architecture, everything was so different and I think that is what makes a city fascinating. At least to my eyes.
Within 6 days I tried to make the most of it, and explore the city the best I could because the truth is that I don’t know if I will ever get back to Miami, for which of course I wish, especially now that I know some persons who live there. For that reason, I made a list of things to do in Miami before I got there to be sure that I will not miss anything that I shouldn’t miss. Therefore, my stay in Miami wasn’t actually holidays and relaxing. It was more sightseeing, going from one place to another, taking pictures all the time, many pictures from the sunrise till the sunset. It wasn’t an easy task as I was not familiar to the city and I didn’t know where and what to shoot (so many options) but I managed to take around 2.500 photos. Some of them will be published on The Viennese Girl blog and there are already many photos on Instagram. Plus, the blogger counterpart from Miami and I had three challenges to complete which you can read more about at My Austrian Blog.
Together with a pink bicycle I explored Miami South beach, big and the most touristy area, and for the other part of the city, the less touristy, I used Uber and had friends give me rides in their car. One thing to mention was that, to my surprise, I felt pretty safe. I felt safe going around Miami Beach with my bicycle despite my initial thoughts and concerns caused by the fact of being there alone. I‘ve been to America two more times in the past, but I was always together with friends.
Overall, I would love to return to Miami, especially to that period of time, when it’s cold in Europe and warm there. I am both glad and grateful having had the chance to experience and fly with Austrian Airlines on their first flight to that city. On the way back to Vienna, I had the honor to experience the business class for the first time in my life. Oh, gosh! If the business class is like this, so comfortable and pleasant, I wouldn’t mind flying around the globe twice drinking champagne above the clouds…♥