A quick overnighter to South Beach, Miami, which reminded me of my time living in Mexico. I was speaking Spanish on Ocean Drive and loving the “see and be seen” mentality, which of course makes for great people watching!
Fortunately for some & unfortunately for others, the world did not end today, 12/ 21/ 2012. Ancient Mayans did not actually predict an apocalypse today, but rather the end of an era. I am currently smack in the center of the supposed apocalypse, so I thought I should just go with it. This & the following two posts are a few things I have seen today, in homage of baktun.
Usually when I am going to visit a new city, I do extensive amounts of research, and almost feel that I have been before I step off the plane. I did not get to do this before my trip to Italy, and I was pleasantly surprised by everything I saw…this may be a new trend in the way I travel (still had to look up restaurant recommendations though…no one likes to be out in the cold on those important things!).
For those of you who are not familiar with Sun Yat-Sen, he was the leader of China’s republican revolution. He did much to inspire and organize the movement that overthrew the Manchu dynasty in 1911—a family of rulers that reigned over China for nearly three hundred years. Through the Kuomintang Party, he paved the way for the eventual reunification of the country.