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.


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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