Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Autumn Leaves

Here's some for the melancholic and nostalgic,
drinking a warm cup of tea in the fall (winter) weather

Taylor Swift - Last Kiss
Keane - She Has No Time
P!nk - Fuckin' Perfect
Rihanna & Eminem - Love The Way You Lie, Part 2
Robyn - Hang With Me (Acoustic)
The Pretty Reckless - You
Taylor Swift - Ours

More than that I won't give you!

- vic -

Photo: Chris McDonald

Monday, November 01, 2010

The Ending, Part 2 - I Was In Miami B****

"...Party in the city where the heat is on
All night on the beach till the break of dawn
Welcome to Miami and Bienvenido a Miami

Bouncin' in the club where the heat is on
All night on the beach till the break of dawn
I'm going to Miami, welcome to Miami..."

...thats what Will Smith said as we came in over the
bridge on 41st St and turned on Collins Avenue and Miami t
ook our breaths away. We were finally there, Oh God had we been waiting for this!

Already sweating, sunny, palms, summer breeze, shorts, skirts, the smell of the ocean -
Jacksonville was great but Miami was about to be better!!

We didnt have any reservations here in Miami, so the first thing we did was park our SUVs and the went straight to AppleStore. LM bought an iPad, Lars bought an iPad and Runa bought two
macs and while they did that i checked out some hostels and motels in the area.

We called a few places but they were fully booked. My friend Linda from school was staying in Miami for 3-4 more days, and i knew she was staying at Clay Hotel&Hostel, so we figured out we could give it a shot and Guess what; we got ourselves a 12-bed dorm! NICE!

The dorm was kinda stinky but we could live here for a bit! Haha.. Linda stayed in a girl-dorm right under us and we all hung out with her several times before she headed for a cruise to Bahamas!

I have to say, living together, 8 people (soon 9), in a small dorm; it looked pretty much like this:

Clay Hotel's location is right on the corner of Espanola Way and Collins Ave, right in the center of South Beach; Everything was right before us, shopping, clubs, the beach. Oh, can we stay here forever?

We came to Miami on the 8th of July and our stay was very chilled. The first or second day people went to see downtown, while me and Lars just hung out in the area.
Runa met her friend from her exchange-year in Australia, Raquel from Mexico. She was the 9th person to stay in our dorm.

Other days everyone did their own things and then we usually hung out together in the evenings. Heres a pic from when we all ate together at a Italian restaurant in our street.

And another funny pic. We were planning on going out this night, but most of us werent in the mood except for Runa, Raquel and Linda really. So they went to this beach thing and had fun!

The girls went out a few times. I joined once together with the rest, trying to get in to Mansion once - one of the hottest clubs in Miami. Unfortunately, the security was also the hottest; Not letting me in. Oops.

Me, Lars and Linda went on to another club, Love/Hate, owned by Ami from Miami Ink for you who dont know who he is. Of course on that saturday he didnt decide to show up!
The club was very characterized with different tattoo-drawings by the artists over at the tattoo-studio. Pretty much amazing. The DJ was also great!

Heres a link to a picture gallery of the club from the inside:

Another night some of us went out on Ocean Drive, the famous ArtDeco street in South Beach. I dont remember the club's name but it was very fun!

We all slowly started to part. Magnus, Mats and Kristoffer were going to New York city, Torgeir was going home on another vacation with his girlfriend and Runa and LM were going home to Norway, via Germany and England.

Before everyone split up, we got to experience something sooo cool. During the FIFA World Cup, we lived, like i said, on Espanola Way. You cant even imagine the excitement in that street as Spain won over the Netherlands!!

People were screaming and dancing and the atmosphere was out of this world, im Serious!

Ive Never seen or been through any thing like it, it was just SO amazing to see the joy in peoples faces and to just be there and experience the happiness!

A man also decided to celebrate by climbing a palm!

So thats about it from the long trip! It has finally come to an end. Well it ended a long time ago, so its more about me finally ending it on the blog. Sorry.. But here it is, and i hope you've all enjoyed reading about our journey!:)

USA Roadtrip 2010 has officially ended!

- vic -