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South beach Miami

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South beach Miami

This is my third blog post for my travel in Miami. I spent one day in South Beach Miami. I walked along the beach from the 23rd street to South Pointe Park Pier. It was one hour walk and back, each way. I encountered gulls on my way, saw a photo shooting happening in real time, talked to people, and gathered sea shells as souvenirs.

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The day I took these photos, I had to deal with strong wind. Unfortunately it was so windy and I couldn’t swim in the ocean because of the waves, although I have longed for a swim so much.

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And I also got an unexpected sunburn on my face and shoulders. I say unexpected because it was partly cloudy. I was so naive to think that I cannot get a sunburn in October but apparently in Miami it can.

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Regarding the photos of this blog post, I didn’t have the complete control of the situation.

The sunlight was very strong and I could hardly see the screen of my camera…

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But none of the things I just mentioned was a problem.

We were in South Beach Miami. The vibes were good and that was all that mattered!

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How nice to be young and free and travel to Miami.

And if you are lucky enough, you get to make some awesome new friends.

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Best Miami travel tips

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Before I got to Miami, I did a research on Google for the Best Miami travel tips. I looked for local bloggers and I hardly found anyone. I decided to make a list with my Best Miami Travel Tips, based on my experiences in the city, for those who plan a visit to Miami.

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1. The most romantic place I visited in Miami was Vizcaya museum and gardens. I can imagine hundreds of photo shootings taking place here.

2. Go to Le Sandwicherie for fresh yummy huge sandwiches. I loved it and went twice.

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Best Miami travel tips

3. Explore Miami Beach on two wheels. There are city bikes to rent and many hotels give them to their guests for free. Miami beach is a bike friendly area with not much traffic and many bike lanes. Unless you go to the avenues which are more crowded. Moreover, it’s hard to see everything on foot, so the smartest way to explore Miami Beach is by bicycle.

4. In Miami Beach don’t visit only the touristic parts like Ocean Drive and Lincoln road. Go and check the side streets.

5. One of my favorite parts of South Beach Miami was hands down Española Way. If you go there, you will understand why!

6. Interested in art, galleries and so on? Go to The Wynwood Walls and PAMM Museum.

7. Apart from Miami Beach, check out those neighborhoods: Downtown Miami, Brickell city centre, Coral Gables, Little Havana art district, Coconut Grove.

8. What I dreamt of is having a helicopter tour above the city but it wasn’t possible…hopefully next time.

9. I loved the italian dinner at Cibo.

10. Check out Everglades National Park.

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In Miami with Austrian Airlines

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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.

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However 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 different. Αnd I think that is what makes a city fascinating. At least to my eyes.

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6 days in Miami 

Within 6 days I tried to make the most of it. I tried to explore the city the best I could because truth is I don’t know if I will ever get back to Miami. Of course I wish, especially now that I know some lovely people who live there.

For that reason, I made a list of things to do in Miami before I got there to make sure that I will not miss anything during my visit.

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I explored big the touristy part of Miami South beach on a pink bicycle. For the other part of the city, the less touristy, I used Uber and I had friends giving me rides. 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 the US two times in the past, but I was always together with friends. This was a solo trip to Miami, with occasionally meeting friends here and there, mostly on dinner time.

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My stay in Miami

Therefore, my stay in Miami wasn’t actually holidays and relaxing. It was more sightseeing, going from one place to another and taking pictures all the time. Many pictures, from the sunrise till the sunset. It wasn’t an easy task. I was not familiar to the city and I didn’t know where to start and what to shoot (so many options haha).

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.

Overall, I would love to return to Miami. Especially during that period of time, when it’s cold in Europe and warm there.

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In Miami with Austrian Airlines

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 haha…

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From Vienna to Miami

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Hello! I have an announcement to make!

Those who follow along on Instagram may have already noticed that I won a travel to Miami with Austrian Airlines. It was about one month ago when I took part in the contest and now here I am, one day before the departure!

Very excited about this travel over the Atlantic Ocean and ready to discover a place I have never been to before.. All my travel documents are ready but I still need to pack my suitcase with all the summer essentials: my bikini and my dresses!

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So, this is just a quick note to say where I am heading to and what kind of photos you should expect for October. The Viennese Girl blog will soon be filled with Miami vibes and I will get back to you as soon as possible..

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