The wait for my well-deserved holiday was finally over on Saturday morning when the cab picked us up at 4:30am. I fell asleep in the cab and it felt like a ten minute drive to Terminal 3 in Heathrow Airport. The check in for my flight opened at 6am and after the check in I could relax a little bit in the Virgin Club House and do a little bit of shopping at the Duty Free shops. Not only can I call the Chanel ‘Black Satin’ nail polish mine but also two new MAC lipsticks – Mocha and Spirit.
After nine very long hours and lots of toddler screaming the plane finally landed in Miami. All I could think of was to get off the plane as soon as possible to avoid a long wait at immigration. Luckily I was one of the first people to leave the plane and the wait in the lines for immigration was less than 45 minutes. Within one hour of landing I could take the taxi to the airport. It didn’t take very long until we arrived at The Betsy in Miami.
|The beach on Saturday evening.|
The check in didn’t take too long and the room is just amazing. TripAdvisor just crowned The Betsy Hotel as the best hotel in Miami. After arrival at the hotel I quickly unpacked all the suitcases and off to the beach we went. The above pictures were edited with the app A Beautiful Mess. It was 7pm but the beach was still full of people and the water had a nice temperature.
On Sunday night we went to Nikki Beach and had dinner. Even though it took them 45 minutes to serve us, the food was absolutely amazing. I ordered beef carpaccio as a starter and a South Beach Caesar salad with shrimps as a main. If I had known how large the portion of my beef carpaccio is I wouldn’t have ordered another main course. I couldn’t finish the main course and had to take the rest home with me.
Pretty much the whole of Monday I spent in my hotel room as I am not feeling very well. I managed to go out in the evening with my friends for dinner at Sushi Samba and for drinks (no alcohol for me) at the W Hotel in South Beach. Sushi Samba doesn’t compare to my favourite restaurant Nobu but it is still great food and the prices are lower than at Nobu.
I didn’t take many pictures yet, the reason being that on Sunday I wanted to relax and since Sunday evening I am in a lot of pain, thanks to a very horrible sunburn. I put on a lot of strong sun-creme every hour on Sunday, but the sun is too aggressive and I must have stayed for too long in the sun. Maybe I should do the same as you would do with your toddler or baby: Wear a t-shirt and shorts. Next time I know better. Usually I don’t have problems with the sun.
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A few more pictures from Miami:
Outfit from Sunday night
The Beach at 5th Street