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Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Hilton Downtown Miami

When we arrived at the airport, the snow was coming down pretty heavily.  We entered the Delta ticketing line, and quickly found that our flight had been cancelled.  I didn't know what the consequences of that would be, because I wasn't accustomed to traveling.  Thankfully Delta got us onto a direct flight to Miami with United Airlines.  The Delta flight had a connection in Atlanta, so this actually worked out better for us. 

My first thought after we passed through security was to find a restaurant or bar.  I didn't care, as long as they served liquor.  We settled on "Jimmy's", the same restaurant from the previous year when we went to Las Vegas. 

I drank excessively in order to kill the strong anxiety of flying I felt.

We boarded the plane, it took off, and we quickly moved past the canopy of snow clouds over Denver. 

When we arrived in Miami, I felt like I had really landed on Mars, and we may has well have, it seemed so different to me.  One of  the strangest coincidences was the nice gentleman from the 24 Hour Fitness on Alameda was in the airport.  What were the odds of that.  I saw this guy every other day before I got onto the elliptical, and then to see him there was very strange.

An amazing individual was working the front desk at the hotel, red hair, but probably Cuban.  I tried to avoid staring as my wife looked on from behind.  Her name started with an A I remember. 

The hotel looked dated, and yellow water spewed from the room faucets, but what the hell did I care.  I was in Miami baby.  I was paying employee rate, maybe $35 a night.  It was an amazing experience, but just remember, it was February.  Years later I returned to Florida in August, and that was a different story.  We'll go into that on a future date.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

My Favorite Las Vegas Hotel

My favorite hotel in all of Las Vegas is The Wynn, owned by the now defamed Steve Wynn.  When Steve wasn’t receiving erotic massages, he was designing one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.  One of the most fascinating things about The Wynn Las Vegas is walking onto the immaculate casino floor, only to see smoke billowing to the beautiful ceilings from the gaming tables.    
Of course Las Vegas still allows smoking indoors.  What’s funny is that in many cities you can’t smoke inside a Best Western.  Go Figure!

There is a beautiful water fall and stunning greener on the grounds of this resort.  The establishment wants to give a feeling of exclusivity which is not common.  A smaller entrance with a velvet rope stands near the valet.  It’s all an illusion however, people are welcome to lose their mortgage their just as anywhere else in Vegas.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Fairmont Grand Hotel (Kiev, Ukraine)


Intercontinental Kyiv







Boasting impressive views of Kiev, a spa center and elegant restaurants with chandeliers, this 5-star hotel is just a 2-minute walk from the famous St.

Kiev is famous for having beautiful structures such as this.  This amazing hotel is close to everything.  It's close to government embassies, The National Opera House, and most importantly, shopping.  This hotel offers the very best in European, Asian, and French cuisine.