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Hello, sunshine (state)!

May 6, 2015
Everglads airboat tour

After some days of acclimatisation in NYC I was very much looking forward to the beach, which was planned for a week in Florida. It only took two and a half hours from the grey skies of New York to tropical Fort Lauderdale. Fortunately the Sunshine State lived up to its name and I got my full share of sun and sand. The first two days we stayed at Hollywood Beach – a beautiful stretch of white sand with palm trees and not too many people. While we cycled along the boardwalk, we even found wonderful empty spots on the beach. Food was great too, we enjoyed BBQ, Tacos and Peruvian. The biggest variety you’ll find at the Hollywood Arts Park on Mondays, where at least 20 food trucks from Miami are lined up in the park. It’s really hard to decide!

A visit to Florida would be incomplete without a tour in the Everglades – a gigantic swamp and home of hundreds of thousands of alligators. Airboat rides are the big thing there, although they were very loud, they smoothly floated over the water and we enjoyed the breeze on that very sunny and hot day. The alligators didn’t seem to be afraid of the boats, neither were the birds, which were cheekily waiting to be fed. A nice trip into nature!

A good start into the dayCycling the boardwalk Cycling the boardwalkHollywood BeachHollywood Beach Hollywood BeachA retiree’s jazz band. Life’s good in Sunshine State.

Retiree's bandA trip to the Everglades is a must when in Southern Florida!

Everglades airboats Airboat selfieEverglades tourA wild alligator!Wild alligatorThe airboat captain feeding the birdsA baby 'gator, isn't it cute? Lazy pigsCeviche in a Peruvian restaurant.

Yummy Peruvian CevicheGeorgia Pig BBQ

Georgia Pig BBQFood truck day!!

Foodtruck Monday Mojito fries Sweet-sour salmon

14 Comments

  • Reply nikirath May 6, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Beautiful shots 🙂 I love Florida, I had such a great time there last summer. Thanks for sharing. Brings back great memories.

    • Reply sileas May 7, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you, I’m happy to hear that! It’s such a great vacation place 🙂

  • Reply maomau May 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Wow, i haven’t been to Miami in over 10yrs and its exciting to see food trucks along the beach now.

    • Reply sileas May 7, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      It’s awesome. Wish we had more of them over here…

  • Reply Paleica May 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    sieht alles sehr lecker aus und das babykrokodil will man fast mit heimnehmen 😀

    • Reply sileas May 8, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Stimmt, die sind wirklich süß. Was man von den Eltern nicht gerade behaupten kann 😀

  • Reply The Tastemonials May 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Die Everglades sind einfach gigantisch; allein deswegen lohnt sich ein Besuch in Florida. Deine Bilder sind wunderbar 🙂

  • Reply sileas May 8, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Vielen Dank! Gigantisch trifft es absolut!

  • Reply dray0308 May 10, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Great pics! Makes me miss the shore!!

    • Reply sileas May 11, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Thank you! I miss it too…

  • Reply adventurousescape August 26, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Richtig tolle Bilder, da steigt meine Vorfreude gleich noch mehr. Denn wir verbringen heuer wieder einmal Weihnachten in Florida. 😉

    • Reply sileas August 26, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Danke! Oh wie schön ihr Glücklichen 🙂

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