I was only in Miami, Florida for two days and it seemed like we ran out of time to do a lot of things. Most of the trip was spent driving, especially when we went to the Keys.
First day I got my family a private tour into the Everglades. It was really fun and actually quite pretty. I was afraid we’d go all the way into the everglades and not see any gators but luckily we did! It was so cool to see them swimming besides our boat (apparently the boat’s motor disturbs all the fishes and it’s like a dinner bell for the gators). They were all kind of small in size but right before we docked we saw a huge one. He was NOT afraid of us and even our guide was surprised to see it come so close to us. One funny thing happened that only I witness was when we were zipping through the everglades, and mind you we were going FAST, we almost ran over an alligator! I saw it flip over and scurry away clumsily and although it sounds horrible, was one of the funniest things I ever saw. I really wished I caught it on video ‘cos it was hilarious and don’t worry, it was fiiiine.
After the tour we went on a jungle walking trail where we saw exotic birds, butterflies, more gators & crocodiles in a pond. This trip was really fun and I definitely recommend dishing out the extra cash for the private tour.
That alligator looked so cute sitting like that!
After our day in the everglades we headed back into Miami and stopped at Versailles to eat. I’ve been to Versailles here in L.A. and I have to say my experience on the west coast was definitely better than in Miami. My usual dish of garlic fish was beyond bland but the rice and plantains were excellent. Both my mother’s and step-dad’s dishes were overcooked and tasteless. However, my sister’s seafood paella was delicious and so was my brother’s papaya smoothie. All in all a big thumbs down from us.