Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

Pixel Summary - Florida

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Twists And Turns

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

In my humble opinion one cannot leave Orlando and not have gone to a theme park. The challenge is actually to choose which park: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Wet ‘n Wild, Seaworld, Hollywood Studios…and Universal Studios and Island of Adventures are a few. After recommendations Universal and Island together were the chosen ones. Mainly because of the Incredible Hulk Coaster. A very green roller coaster that roares through the Florida sky up to 107 km/h (67 mph) and the adrenalin, I tell ya.

The smartest thing during the visit was to upgrade to business class and go in the fast lane. The one hour waits were shortened to five minutes and it was SO worth the extra 36 bucks (and probably the only way you can manage two parks in 4,5 hours).

The rides ridden: Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls, Jurassic Park River Adventure, The dueling dragons, MIB Training Facility, Jaws, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, Disaster Studios and last but greatest Incredible Hulk Coaster.

See vids of the Hulk Coaster and The dueling Dragons.

Sunset Obsessions

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

According to Charlotte people were obsessed about sunsets in the Keys. To me they basically look the same. Since I can remember. I must admit though it looks and feels different here. Somehow the suns seems closer, bigger and brighter than in Scandinavia. And you actually SEE the sunsets here. Hard to miss. So I enjoyed two sunsets lately, one on the way to Naples yesterday and the other today from my balcony in Orlando. But still. It’s just the sun ;)

Sunset in the Everglades

Sunset in Orlando

A Piece Of Orlando

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Now I know what you think. “Does she do ANYTHING else than drink?”

To my defense: I haven’t had more than one cocktail per entry l but that one I sip carefully and enjoy fully. And document. Another defense. I will start getting serious tomorrow. Tomorrow morning it’s what Florida is all about: ISS - International Seating Symposium here in Orlando.

Orlando is exactly what you think it is. Disney until you get sick. Theme parks ’til you can’t take it no more. But the Bongo Cuban Café does make nice mojitos even if they make you wait for 40 minutes to eat. And on your way to the pool you walk past todays weather forecast saying: “0% chance of rain.” I like.

Slice Of Life

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

The Key to fun, sun and a rum are all served in this entry. It’s spring break folks and we’re reporting live from Key West here in Florida. Florida serves a beautiful sunny weather and a temperature of approximately 27 C.

It’s Monday morning. The placid sway of the palm trees over my head in the hammock put me back to sleep. But the best news of all. Charlotte is here. Our travel syncing passed its ten years anniversary one year ago. Anyone patiently reading my blog for the past years (yes, it’s years now) know that Charlotte is and has been a vital KEY ingredient to my travel reports. And this is no exception. It’s just gorgeous.


Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Monologuer goes dialoguer. Imagine my surprise to hear from one of my most faithful readers. In Miami. This particular weekend of all weekends. So there were dialogues over drinks at The Hotels roof top bar, Spire Bar. Serving not only cocktails but Tinis to go with them. There were Mojito Tinis, Bellini Tinis and Green Apple Tinis ordered and all enjoyed over a nice view, a fresh breeze and a Saturday night vibe in Miami Beach.

(and yes, the ice cubes are illuminated. They blink. They change colours. They’re…tacky yet a bit fun)

Bienvenido a Miami

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Some early reports from Miami. Not much to say than: It’s perfect. 25-27C, sunny, a light breeze and an easy life. After some polite fighting with Hertz for not keeping their promise on the Ford Mustang Convertible I can only say that the Volvo C70 is a really smooth drive. Swedish safety in Miami. Just hope the valet keeps it safe.

Soon time to meet up with some friends. One of my most faithful readers from the birth of this blog happens to be around at the same time here in Miami. But boy is the jet-lag not being good to me this time.