Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday Travel Photo #33: Miami, Florida

Miami South Beach Feb 2013

Overview of Miami

Miami is a city located in southeastern Florida. It has a population of 420 thousands and is ranked as the 42nd largest city proper in the United States. The city is among the leaders in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade. It is also important to note that the city was ranked as ‘America’s Cleanest City’ by Forbes Magazine in 2008. This was because the city enjoyed an all round cleanliness ranging from its good air quality, clean drinking water, vast green spaces, ever clean streets to the city’s recycling programs. The city hosts many international banks and has the largest concentration of such banks in the United States. The port of Miami has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world for the past two decades.

Top Attractions

South Beach
This is a spectacular beach found in Miami. The beach usually hosts a number of events and festivals all year round. Visitors can also enjoy the nightlife here for there are a number of restaurants and bars operating during the night.

Jungle Island
This is an interactive zoological park in Miami. There is an arena where as a visitor; you will encounter wildlife from all over the world.

Miami Zoo
This is the oldest zoo in Florida. It houses over 1,200 wild animals. The climate here is conducive to host animals from different parts of the world.

How to get there

Miami International Airport is to the west of the city and it gives visitors a good landing place in Miami. Alternatively, you can use train from New York City, Washington, DC and other cities lying in the eastern seaboard.


  1. Isabel3/08/2015

    I'm so jealous of you! Being able to travel to such amazing locations. I've always wanted to visit the beaches but we live so far up north that's just not possible. Maybe when I retire I can go to live in Miami where it's always warm and sunny. You give me something amazing to aspire to. As always, I really enjoy your wonderful blog. You have such a lovely creative spirit. :)

  2. It is always good to have these points reaffirmed by others with the same experience. Excellent points. Hard work, dedication and passion are truly the key elements for any entrepreneurial business to succeed.

    1. Thanks for your compliments and all your other comments Aron.

  3. I am passionate about traveling and Miami has always been on my mind. This post has exposed me to more details about Miami than I used to know. Thanks Kate!

  4. Anonymous3/18/2015

    These pieces are so ethereal. I love them ALL. :)

  5. Lavinia3/21/2015

    It's really good to hear that Miami is so clean as many larger cities have pollution and litter problems. The beach looks pristine! Can't wait to go there for vacation.

    1. It is true. There are a lot of dirty beaches but South Beach is great.

  6. As regards the Miami zoo, how come the zoo is conducive for all animals. Is it a natural habitat sort off or just a technology put in place to make the zoo conducive for all animals.

  7. a must visit beach....