Sunday, July 21, 2013

South Beach and Little Havana from a "locals" perspective!

Today Hans and Gena took us on an incredible "locals" tour of beautiful Miami. Hans grew up in Miami and took us to the house in Little Havana where he grew up, as well as famous landmarks such as Calle Ocho, South Beach, Miami Beach, Star Island and the Miami Holocaust Memorial, among others. What a tour! Not only did he and Gena point out the famous places such as the Domino Plaza in Little Havana (where the locals, mostly older men, play Dominoes), but they also gave us personal accounts of different areas, such as where Hans went to school or learnt how to drive, or where Gena used to work and a famous case that she investigated at one of the hotels in South Beach. It was really neat to see the beautiful Art Deco buildings mixed in with the modern architecture. Zachary was such a well behaved baby, even when we walked around in the heat. Mum and I have had such a memorable time here in Florida and it is thanks to Tia Nena and Hans and Gena for making it so special for us. Zachary and I have spoken with daddy every night and we are excited to see him again tomorrow night. Good bye Florida. Hasta la proxima!

1 comment:

Gena said...

Thank you for visiting our home and bring Meme and Zachary with you. Maybe Zev will make it on your next visit. We love and miss you very much!!! GG and Hansipoo :>)