Category: Miami

  • Things to do in Miami for under $30

    Things to do in Miami for under $30

    Whenever I see big red tour buses sitting in traffic in Miami, I wonder, “What the hell do tourists do here?” As someone who grew up in Miami, I had done very little “tourist” things there until I moved away. Now when I return to visit, I try to check out as many of the…

  • Experiencing (more) reverse culture shock

    Experiencing (more) reverse culture shock

    Immediately after I returned to the US for the holidays, I shared some of the most striking cultural differences I experienced. As I spent more time there, I experienced even more reverse culture shock. Here are a few more examples. Drunk driving is totally ok! The most irresponsible person I know in the Czech Republic…

  • Miami food halls and cultural spaces

    Miami food halls and cultural spaces

    There’s a trend sweeping the world, turning the old dine and drink concept on its head. No one wants to cram into a crowded bar at Happy Hour or wait for a table at the most popular restaurant in town anymore. People want something effortless and fun that offers variety and a nice atmosphere. Thus,…

  • Vacationing in Miami like a local

    Vacationing in Miami like a local

    Whenever I see people vacationing in Miami, I wonder, what do tourists do here? I’m still not sure about that. But I know what locals do. To experience Miami like a local, you have to get super hyped about the newest popular place to see and be seen. When the magic of that wears off,…

  • Experiencing reverse culture shock

    Experiencing reverse culture shock

    Being back in the US after almost a year is a bit of a weird experience. There’s a lot of everyday things that I’m definitely no longer used to. So in the same way one might go to Japan and be completely bewildered by everything, I feel a little bit of reverse culture shock being…

  • The foods I miss most from my travels

    The foods I miss most from my travels

    Even the foodiest cities in the world like New York and San Francisco can’t recreate the things you try in passing when you travel. I have a growing list of things I crave from the places I’ve visited. They’re cravings that I know I’ll never satisfy until I return. This is my ode to those…