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Florida, Miami. DownTown

o_l_g_a_r_i • 4 minutes read • August 30th, 2016
Let me tell you a bit of the city center, the so-called 



 surprised me, by the way. I imagined this city to be completely different!
I was particularly surprised by the views of the city from above. It is similar to Venice, not by architecture, but by the fact that everything is built ,essentially, on the water :) 
1miami-downtown.jpg2miami-downtown.jpg3miami-downtown.jpg4miami-downtown.jpg5miami-downtown.jpg6miami-downtown.jpgDowntown Miami is very different from the city centers in Europe. If the city center in Europe is where all the action is, then Miami is just a financial and business center. My guide told us that when Downtown empties in the evening, it is unsafe to walk around alone!
During the day, this district is generally full of life. There are lots of places to take a walk, go shopping, etc.
Considering the transport issue, I will say that there’s a free "Metromover", like a train or light rail. We had a stop no far from our hotel.
So, I suggest you take a trip around the surrounding areas.
7miami-downtown.jpg8miami-downtown.jpg9miami-downtown.jpgOn our way, we went to a small shopping center called 

Bayside Marketplace

. But there wasn't anything interesting there, only a pleasant cafe with a view of the bridge :)
10miami-downtown.jpgMoving on . . . 
11miami-downtown.jpg12miami-downtown.jpgIn the center, there’s a whole street dedicated to jewelry stores!
We continued toward "Little Havana".
13miami-downtown.jpg14miami-downtown.jpg15miami-downtown.jpg16miami-downtown.jpg17miami-downtown.jpg18miami-downtown.jpg19miami-downtown.jpg20miami-downtown.jpgWe went to the promenade in the evening and it seemed pretty quiet and safe.
21miami-downtown.jpg22miami-downtown.jpg23miami-downtown.jpgI don't know whether this is true, but I was told that these metal benches were designed to make it uncomfortable for homeless people to sleep on them. An "anti-homeless" system, if you will.
24miami-downtown.jpgIn general, there were a lot homeless people in Downtown, but there were even more in South Beach...
25miami-downtown.jpg26miami-downtown.jpgI must say that Miami is an interesting city, where you can easily spend a whole week (as we did).
Most of the residents (sorry I don’t know the statistics) are Latin-Americans, many of whom do not speak English.
Almost all the street signs are duplicated in Spanish.
People are very polite.
That's almost all for Miami, Florida.
Here are my last reviews about the city:
Florida, Miami. P1
Florida, Miami. P2
Author: o-l-g-a-r-i
Source: o-l-g-a-r-i.livejournal.com
Translated by: Zoozi

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