I spent my last few days in Miami soaking up the sun and hanging out with the fantastic people that I met at my hostel. There are always some interesting characters that you meet when travelling – the strangest person I’ve met so far was an American bloke who fancied himself as a bit of a Che Guevara, anti-establishment type. He was in Miami to buy a yacht so that he could sail to Cuba, despite not knowing at all how to sail.
But mostly, it’s been great meeting people from all around the world that I will probably never see again, but thanks to Facebook, we can keep in touch and perhaps cross paths in the future.
I also took the opportunity to visit the Everglades national park, since I’ve always fancied going on a ride on those air boats! The trip to the Everglades was quite fun, getting up close and personal with alligators, seeing on of the park guides jump on top of a 6 foot ‘gator and the air boat ride out into the marshlands, zooming sideways over the shallow swamps and spotting turtles, little alligators and a few different varieties of birds.
I am now in Mexico City, enjoying the constant sounds and rhythms of this populous city. There is music blaring constantly, drum beats, vibrant colours, and smells of street food! I tried my first street taco yesterday at only M$10 each (less than US$1), which was was packed full of flavour and heat. Being constantly surrounded by this amazing food, I think I will struggle to leave Mexico any less than 5 kilos heavier!!