Travel not to escape life But for life not to escape you
The world is like a book And those who do not travel read only one page
It is better to see it once Than hear about it a thousand times

After dinner at TGI Fridays in Miami we are now at Heathrow airport in London. Quite a quick but painful night flight. Painful as I was squeezed between a big man and an even bigger boyfriend haha. Feels weird though falling asleep in Miami and now waking up on the other side of the planet. We have to wait here now for a couple of hours before taking the flight back home to Gothenburg. Boyfriend discovered that Gordon Ramsey has a restaurant here, so that's where we are headed after security checks.

We had a really great Caribbean trip, my best vacation ever! Loved the cruise and all the destinations. Miami well, I expected a bit more of the famous Miami beach, but we had sooo much fun. Really sad to leave the paradise and finish this vacation. Fortunately we won't be home for too long before traveling again. To be precise, we are not staying home for even a day haha. Tomorrow morning we are leaving for our next destination :D #lovelife

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Just woke up here in Miami now, staying at a resort right at Miami South Beach, which is the place to be around here. The resort is just by the beach, so we even get our own sunbeds on the beach yaay. Been in Miami for two days now, enjoying the sun, walking on the beach and swimming in the pool. Both me and boyfriend prefer pool over beach though, as it is not salty and sandy haha and to be honest, Miami beach can't compare to the places we've just visited. Other than that we have walked down Rodeo Drive, the beach boardwalk and spent some time at Lincoln Road, where there is an outdoor mall, kind of. We have also walked around other places, but not much going on actually besides on these famous streets. So well, as Miami is perfect for touristing for a while, it is really a bit over-hyped to be honest, oh and very overpriced,. Everything is a lot more pricey than Sweden even... but they have nicer cars here haha 😉 What I really do like also though is that people wear crazy clothes, really fun to watch.

Btw, if you are in Miami, visit this restaurant called Diner at 11th street. We heard about it from some Swedes we met during the cruise and decided to go there the first evening. It is a really good place, serving real American food. We both had BBQ glazed ribs, and to be honest, they compete with the TGI Fridays' Jack Daniel ribs (if you have read my blog you know that that's me and bf's favorite restaurant we visit whenever we travel).

Anyways, now boyfriend is still sleeping as it is only about 9am here but time to wake him up soon now mohaha. Today we decided to take a break from Miami beach and visit Dolphin Mall.. again. We didn't really finish shopping last time haha. Also want to take a look at the Cheesecake Factory there 😍 (okey, not just look.. cheesecake time yaaay).

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Had breakfast with view over the Atlantis hotel last morning as we embarked in Nassau, Bahamas. The last out of the three cruise destinations, and also the last day on the ship. From the port we took a shuttle bus right to Paradise Island which is the small resort island with Atlantis and some other hotels. We walked around at the resort and then went to the beach. Such an amazing place and I really do get the hype about Bahamas, with white sand and light blue water. Have never seen anything lik,e this before! After some hours by the beach we got back to the ship and spent one last night partying, having some drinks and dancing to latino music with our friends. So sad to leave the cruise, but now we are looking forward to some days at Miami beach, which isn't that bad either :)

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lSt Maarten must be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The water is cristal clear all around the island. From the cruise port we took the water taxi to Philipsburg from where we caught the local mini bus to the famous Maho beach. Famous because of the Airport just behind The beach so all arriving and departuring airplanes fly right over us at the beach. Seriously in reality even closer than it appears on The pictures. Crazy! After about 2 hours at the beach we went back to the cruise for lunch and than back to Philipsburg again to walk around a bit at the bayfront. Just an hour before the disembarkation we got back again and went to gym, so in between some excercises we could see the ship leave the port and set sails towards next destination. After the work out we went to the bar where I had a drink called BBC haha, really good but maybe not the best to drink alcohol after gym haha. This all inclusive drinking package is dangerous, but really good though. We even get as many free red bulls as we want. Later we went to the a la carte restaurant. Had smoked salmon for appetizer and two entrees. Then our dinner friends from Sweden, originally Chile though, pretended that it was my birthday and made the crew bring me cake and sing for me HAHA

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Today we spent a short day in Puerto Rico, walking around in San Juan. Started in The Old Town and found our way down to an abandoned beach. Abandoned probably because of the huge waves, but boyfriend wanted to walk along the coast anyway. It turned out to be an adventure, as we had to climb some cliffs and rocks along the way. But it was really beautiful. Finally, after about 2km we reached some stairs up to the road and civilization. Got some water in a café from where they guided us towards a mall. After that we got back to the ship again, not to complain too much but it was waaay too hot to walk around haha. So now we are back, resting and having some sweets, dulce de leche cheesecake today 👌Getting a bit too much, especially after the Nutella cookie and Nutella fudge cupcake we had at the mall. So memory from Puerto Rico = they have Nutella EVERYTHING here haha

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Have been onboard the cruise ship for two days now, living life to its fullest. We are sailing towards St. Marteen. These days at sea have been chill. We have had the chance to explore the ship. Started the mornings with morning cardio, as food is free and the buffet is huge. For dinner we eat at a la carte restaurant, which is also included as is coctails, so had some pina coladas and a drink called Frozen Toblerone so far. Reeeaally love cruising, best way to travel. Although last time cruising with MSC wasn't the same quality as Royal Caribbean, we still chose this one as the ship is bigger, 330m and the all incluise drink package was included. And it really turned out to be a great ship.

There is so much entertainment onboard. Now we are in the casino and boyfriend is hopefully winning some money while I blog. The days we spent by the pool and well yeah in The restaurants.. And gym. The desserts are soooo good, cheesecake everyday. They also have shops, bars, cinema, Water slides and jacuzzi, but it is way too hot for that👌

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Been in Miami for two days now, have had time to do a lot of things and thoroughly explore Downtown. On Thursday which was our first day waking up in the US, we decided to start with shopping. Took the bus to a huuuuge outlet mall, the Dolphin Mall in the outskirts of the city. The local bus ride was about an hour, but it was worth it. A lot of stores and brands with sales for at least 50% everywhere. For instance, I got a Guess backpack for 45$, Calvin Klein shorts for 20$ and so on. Walked around the mall for almost 8 hours haha, but it was nice and cold compared to the head outside, and on the way back we decided for an express shuttle instead. In the evening we went to the Bayside Market, which is the place where things are happening in Downtown we realized. This part of the city is full of tall buildings, but not really much going on at street level. When we are back

Yesterday we had a half day tour booked for Everglades to ride the famous airboat and see some alligators. As we were the first ones to be picked up we got a nice sightseeing around the city on a double decker. Now, in a couple of hours we'll be heading to the cruise, yaay!

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Finally arrived in Miami after a long day of flying. Wasn't that bad actually, as we slept through most of the ride. We got here last evening, checked in at our hotel and went for a walk in Downtown Miami. Plan is that we are staying here for two more days in Downtown, and then we leave for a cruise on the Caribbean for a week. Which is good as Miami is struck by a tropical rain these days. Reminds me so much of Signapore, with immense heat and humidity, heavy rainfalls and ice cold AC whenever you are inside. Oh, but Singaporeans are smarter as they have roofs everywhere, prepared for the tropical rainy climate. Other than that, from what I say in just an afternoon Miami is beautiful, love it already!
So we walked around a bit yesterday, or mostly took the tram around (with crazy cold AC) and found an outside mall where we had dinner, Tacology. Then we went back and slept until 6am haha. Waiting for breakfast hours now.

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Rajiiii is finally here. Funny though that I am meeting my Indian friend living in Germany whom I met in Singapore haha, small world. Today we started our sightseeing at the archipelago where we took a ferry and got of at a small island. Then we walked through Haga, where we found some waffles on a stick. We continued in Slottskogen, paying a visit to the penguins. And at last we walked down the Avenue.

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Monday again, looking forward to a busy week! Today we had our final presentation for the course followed by a free lunch that we had with the class.. a farewell lunch haha. It was vegan food, to comply with the sustainability course of course. Tasted good but made me really sleepy in an hour so kinda failed my work out :( And now this evening I had to rewrite my paper a bit due to some comments and misunderstandings.. not a good start of the week. But now I feel done with the stupid paper, and this whole course. Tomorrow is going to be a more fun day with SPA and also probably I'm going to the cinema to use up a free ticket that is valid only til the end of May. Since there are really no good movies on right now I couldn't convince anyone to join me for the only one I'm interested in, the Circle.. So I might go alone HAHA. Would be a first..

Wednesday we have a House of Cards marathon with my class yaaay! And Friday night my Indian friend Rajiiiii is coming.. even more yaaay. Can't believe we'll meet each other again now, on the other side of the planet!

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