Category: USA

South Beach fun and games

So it's our last day here in South Beach and I'm several shades darker and (almost certainly) several kilos heavier. It all started with a very welcome and unexpected upgrade to First Class on our flight from London. Thank you British Airways! It's been a whirlwind of a week, with plenty of beach time, plenty ...

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This week has mostly been…

Normal service will resume once I'm back from South Beach and feeling inspired.

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"Blues Brothers" at Universal Studios

https://youtu.be/8n-dk5u-laI As I said previously, we spend a day at Universal Studios Orlando during this month's holiday. It was a fun, hot and expensive day. Universal sure know how you extract maximum expenditure from their visitors! Anyway, aside from the various rides and exhibits, there were some live shows. I took some video of the ...

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A fabulous week in South Beach

Well, a little under a week. We drove down to Orlando on Sunday morning and right now, we're waiting on our flight to Atlanta - where we'll catch our flight back to London. What a fantastic week! Amazing food, time on pristine beaches, walks by the sea, runs by the sea. The week flew by and ...

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I've seen it all now…

The guy ahead of me here in the AMEX Centurion lounge at Miami Airport was trying to get in with a platinum card that had expired in 1997.  A for effort! He was just incredulous that it didn't still get him in and obviously wouldn't pay the $50 per person that his newer, non-platinum card required.  ...

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"Welcome" to Miami

Finally here! Passport control and immigration at Miami was the usual shambolic and abrasive experience. Thank jeebus the weather's great! I managed to project (what I thought was) an appropriate mix of nonchalance and confidence to avoid "special security measures" again. Yet they always make me feel like a criminal... Especially when I couldn't remember ...

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A pretty standard night in South Beach

So....we spent last week in South Beach and had a pretty chilled-out time. Lots of beach laziness, eating and drinking. But then, on the Tuesday night, we stumbled upon South Beach's best gay bar - The Palace - and left feeling sore from laughing. Three hilarious and smutty acts later, we were full of cocktails, ...

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A (lack of) prepping for the holidays…

It's most unlike me...with less than 24 hours until we fly to the US, I've done no prep, no packing and no research. We'll be visiting New Orleans and Miami for the first time and I've no idea what we're going to do. The last two weeks at work have been manic, to say the ...

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Sleepy, sleepy…

For the first time ever, last night I slept for an entire flight from the US to London. In fact, I was barely able to keep my eyes open while waiting in the lounge before take-off. I have mixed feelings, to be honest - while sleeping, I was obviously unable to fully take advantage of ...

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A feast for the eyes

We spent most of yesterday afternoon at MOMA in New York. The most enjoyable few hours of our visit (so far...). The museum has such an impressive selection of pieces, that each floor included something we'd both wanted to see. It was so nice to be able to get up close to works by Monet, ...