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TV Series: Magic City S01 – Part 2, Comparing Miami of the 50s to Miami of the 70s and Miami now


As a follow-up to my post about Magic City, I wanted to share a little bit more about my memories of growing up in Miami in the 70s and 80s and compare them to the Miami of the late 50s … Continue reading

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TV Series: Magic City S01 (2012) – Part 1, The Show


The first season of Magic City just wrapped up about two weeks ago. This is one I have to credit my father with pointing out to me. Set in the Miami that he and my mom both grew up in … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Everglades National Park and the Anhinga Trail


Today was a bit slower for the kids. A little pool-time, a good Cuban lunch (Mario’s Latino Café in Homestead – highly recommendable!) and a good nap in the morning. Naturally though, the day that they take a deep nap … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Return to the Miami Children’s Museum


Due to torrential rain, my initial plans of Venetian Pool with my son were curtailed and we fell back on the Miami Children’s Museum. Recalling that the food there was just a crowded and surprisingly unkid-friendly Sunway there, I Yelp’ed … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: the new Miami Marlins Park


One of the things I miss dearly living abroad is baseball, and in particular going to see a game. I was lucky enough to be in Miami for the last game in a 3-day sweep that the Marlins had over … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: The Numbers Game


I am off to Miami with the two kids. Only, it is just me this time – the wife is staying home to study. Frankly, this scares the living sh*t out of me, but I am trying to maintain my … Continue reading

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A sort of homecoming, Part 2


It’s funny, but in all the years I spent growing up in Miami, I never saw the sunrise over the beach. Having woken up this morning at 5am due to jetlag, I decided to correct that injustice. My mom was … Continue reading

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Miami vs ‘Nawlins -or- Dexter S06E11 and Treme S02E01


When I think about it, Miami and New Orleans have quite a few things in common: racial minorities that actually constitute urban majorities, they have probably hosted the most SuperBowls and NCAA national championships, each city’s NFL team has won … Continue reading

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Returning Home, Back to Paris


Being an ex-pat for over 16 years now makes concept of “home” a bit special. I mean is home where my dad, mom and sister are,where I grew up? Or is it the glittering tourist trap several thousand miles away … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Miami


The long 3-week Miami vacation is already over. It seems to have passed by so fast. Today, we visited Crandon Park Beach and enjoyed the white powdery sand and waving palm trees and the warm water. We ran into a … Continue reading

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