Greetings from: Miami International AIrport

It’s been a while since I’ve had a few hours to spend at Miami International Airport (MIA) and – after an all night flight from Santiago, a quick cortado at MIA’s Cafe Versailles and a breakfast of sushi – (how international!) I’m ready to explore.

Here are a few snaps from my first half hour here:

It was a thrill to see the two Caryb√© murals – rescued from New York’s JFK airport here in their new home. Here’s one of them. Read more about their history and restoration here.

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Many of the shops and restaurants have been updated since I was last here and I was worried that some old standbys, such as the chocolate alligators – would have been delegated to silly souvenirs of the past.

Not so! The Chocogators are still here. AS well as Flamingo and Frog ‘droppings.’

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