I have never seen water this clear in my life.
This is Playa de los Muertos.
Playa de los Muertos quite literally means the Beach of the Dead.
Perhaps it holds that name because visitors think they’ve died and gone to heaven . . .
BUT LOOK! . . . A sign of life!
Maybe it was given that name because of the trek to get to the actual beach . . .
. . . I only fell once 😂
Seriously, the beach is GORGEOUS and worth it but it’s a downhill trek so make sure you’re wearing solid shoes as it’s a bit rocky. (I was not prepared.) The beach itself is all pebbles as well, so keep that in mind if you plan on visiting!
I still can’t get over how clear the water was. #MediterraneanLife
So, where does the name Playa de los Muertos really come from?
Apparently, its name comes from the many sailors who perished in the seas and washed up here. At least it’s a beautiful place to die . . . 👻
Spread kindness and cheer y’all, xo
Ah, it’s my last day of being 25! It’s turned out to be a pretttttty cool year and I’ve gotten to travel to some new and exciting places!
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Sometimes the best places are the ones you’ve never heard of…
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You’re in Bryant Park (NYC) waiting for a friend…
She appears and says there’s something being filmed a few blocks down…
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Bouncin in the club where the heat is on
All night, on the beach till the break of dawn
I’m goin to Miami
Welcome to Miami
Most folks venture to Miami on Spring Break with a group of friends…my first trip to the magic city was with two of my aunts and my lovely grandma. While I wasn’t surprised by the blue skies and warm water, I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious food scene this city has to offer. Check out some of my favorite places below:
These are the very happy faces of folks who just ate a plethora of delicious Peruvian food at Miami’s Chalan on the Beach. The restaurant was cozy and the staff was warm and welcoming. Definitely try the ceviche (served with giant kernels of Peruvian corn)! We all enjoyed seafood dishes; everything was tender and flavorful. I’d absolutely go back if I return to Miami!
Another place to check out is YUCA – young urban cuban american. The mango mojito was soooo delicious and my oxtail tacos were really good too. We all shared a really delicious appetizer of bacon wrapped dates (you can’t even taste the dates; it’s mostly chorizo and ground beef on the inside – yummmm). This spot is located on Miami’s popular Lincoln Road where you’ll find tons of shops and eateries.
Looking for a great place to drink? My boyfriend pointed me in the direction of Wet Willies. With four alcoholic slushy flavors to choose from (sex on the beach, shock treatment, attitude improvement and call-a-cab), everyone will be pleasantly intoxicated. I went with one of my aunts and we each sampled all four; we decided to go with the best tasting (and strongest in terms of alcohol content), Call-A-Cab. It tasted dangerously just like a cherry Italian ice…
Looking for traditional Cuban cuisine? Definitely check out Havana 1957. Our waiter was super knowledgeable and friendly, and the food was soooo good. My aunts and grandma all went with the Havana 1957 Specialty Especialidad de la Casa which was a roasted chicken dish. I had to be the black sheep and get something different so I ordered a kiwi mojito and the Chicken Fricassee Casserole. The portions were plentiful and all of our dishes were tender and flavorful. I was too busy eating to snap pics, but trust me it was gooooood.
Other good spots to check out include:
Nexxt Cafe – Try the crab hash! Or the Monte Cristo French Toast!
Juice & Java
The Social Club
Moshi Moshi Sushi
Oh and DEFINITELY buy the coconut patties…they’re everywhere and they’re DELICIOUS.
I could definitely get used to the beach life!
Spread kindness and cheer, xo