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Florida, Miami. P2

o_l_g_a_r_i • 4 minutes read • August 30th, 2016
Let's continue the 

Miami review

. The first part can be found here.
This time, we decided not to settle in 

SoBe or 

Ocean Drive

. These neighborhoods are too focused on tourists. 
1florida-miami-p2.jpg2florida-miami-p2.jpgThe district has a party atmosphere. 
The beach is not as perfect as it looks in photos. It's less white and more grayish. Below are some more photos of the beach.
3florida-miami-p2.jpg4florida-miami-p2.jpgIn the morning, right by the beach and in the park, homeless people wash up. 
5florida-miami-p2.jpgAnd this guy was selling coconuts.
6florida-miami-p2.jpg7florida-miami-p2.jpg8florida-miami-p2.jpg9florida-miami-p2.jpg10florida-miami-p2.jpgThe cafes near the hotels were the absolute worst. And that's saying something!  
The cafe barkers were very annoying; constantly hassling passersby to come in and eat. So, if you choose to live in that area, they’ll pick on you all the time. Moreover, the food was disgusting. I made sure not to eat there ever again, as well as mentioning this aspect in my previous review. There are also some negative reviews of the people.
Have a look - these cafes occupy the entire sidewalk . . . 
11florida-miami-p2.jpg12florida-miami-p2.jpg13florida-miami-p2.jpg14florida-miami-p2.jpgThese strange stickers can be found everywhere, asking people to call in if they see a homeless person in order to help them get off the streets. 
15florida-miami-p2.jpg16florida-miami-p2.jpgWe did not call, even though we saw homeless people lying under the trees or on benches. 
17florida-miami-p2.jpg18florida-miami-p2.jpg19florida-miami-p2.jpg20florida-miami-p2.jpg 21florida-miami-p2.jpg22florida-miami-p2.jpgIf you really want to be closer to the beach and to Ocean Drive, then I would recommend settling on one of the streets nearby, parallel to the one below, like Collins avenue or near Lincoln Road. Although there are just as many street cafes, no one scream at you to go in and the food is pretty good. 
Personally, I didn't enjoy the local shopping, despite the few high-end stores that were nearby . . .
23florida-miami-p2.jpg24florida-miami-p2.jpgThere are plenty of big malls if shopping is your goal! 
25florida-miami-p2.jpgIt is interesting to people-watch here: 
26florida-miami-p2.jpg27florida-miami-p2.jpg28florida-miami-p2.jpg29florida-miami-p2.jpg30florida-miami-p2.jpg When we went to Downtown Miami, relative safety was our priority.
A prime example of the lack of safety was the presence of armed police on the streets of Miami.
Statistic show that Miami has one of the highest crime rates in the United States.
Something to consider before booking your trip . . .
Author: o-l-g-a-r-i
Source: o-l-g-a-r-i.livejournal.com
Translated by: Zoozi

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