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Roxanne commented on "Making Friends in Miami"

I moved to South Florida about a year ago and now I work in downtown Miami.  Let me just say your posts are 100% RIGHT ON! There are a lot of shady people in Miami and in SoFlo in general. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that until I have been taken advantage of a couple times.  I have traveled to different countries and other parts of the US but Miami… is my least favorite place.

In Miami, no one knows how to drive, they have big cockroaches, wages are low, cost of living is high….just overall not a very nice place to live. Stay away.

Posted on 09/14/2016 at 9:03 PM

COSgringo commented on "25 Things You Must Know Before Moving to Miami"

Well, we were going to move to Miami. I am disable but was hoping to get surgery and start again.

Man is it pricey for a shitty home in Miami. Yes, NYC is ridiculous, San Fran, etc. Still, I can find places outside and commute. I’d have to live in a bad hood or in the swamp it seems.

I’ve read a lot and not just hear. People telling me to keep a hold of that concealed carry permit, I’ll need it. I got one for the heck of it and I’ve never needed it in CO, yet.

The Spanish speaking is a deal killer. Not for me as I enjoy it but my wife does not. Also, it sounds like jobs are lousy and it’s who you know. I hate that mess.

I could have used a good neurosurgeon but I’ve just read too many horrible stats. I don’t want to pay over $9K for homeowner’s insurance or $500 for an HOA unless I live in the hood.

Insurance is crazy as are your taxes in general. I guess I did not realize pricing outside of South Beach is still terrible as I’ve only visited on business and business paid getaways. That’s different.

I thank those that are honest for their statements. I wanted to make it out there but my love of beaches won’t be able to beat out the lack of traffic, affordable housing (paid ours off in 6 years), FRIENDLY people, and well we do have the mountains. Vacations to the beach it is if I get this spine fixed. Darn rip off spine surgeons…

I’m sorry but English should be first except perhaps in a very ethnic hood. That’s fine then. I speak Spanish well enough from my travels but I like to speak it as an option and not a requirement. I’ve heard that comment from friends, family, here, and tons of other posts from folks in Miami or were there.

The robbery deal is a killer also as I don’t want to have to worry about my wife all the time. Not cool.I have a nice sports car I paid for and it’s a limited ed. and I don’t want it wrecked out there.

I know I will hear “glad you are coming” but that’s sad. I did want to come there and have spent a ton of time visiting all over Florida including the Rayburns in Islamorada, lol. When my wife had an option I jumped at it but we are canceliing as of tonight based on countless confirmed bad statistics and pricing. Not many bad neighborhoods out here in CO (some of course) and I don’t need that again (been mugged in Camden NJ by gangsta wannabes).

Good luck folks. I hope things change a bit as I’d still like to have some property out there some day and take in the wonderful ocean and such.

Posted on 09/13/2016 at 2:24 AM

Cary commented on "Getting Through Customs and Immigration at Miami Airport"

Wow! I am so sorry to hear that Vanessa. I hope you hear from your brother soon. This is something many people experience when they arrive at the Miami airport, especially from islands in the caribbean. Immigration in Miami is so corrupt that they think everyone is th same. They are very nasty to people and take advantage of authority. It’s sad that just because the officer felt he was hiding something he is keeping him from arriving at his destination. He has nothing on him and there is no reason to keep him.
Again, hope you hear from him soon. Give an update when you have one.

Posted on 09/09/2016 at 6:14 PM

Vanessa Wright commented on "Getting Through Customs and Immigration at Miami Airport"

I have a brother in law that had a flight from Jamaica to Miami yo Orlando. Hr has been held up in Miami by Jose (Immigration officer). I received a call from Mr Jose asking me questions surrounding my brother in laws visit. I had no issues answering Amy questions. He had it a point to ask questions such ad why is Jr coming? I’d hr married? Does hr have a job? Why would I let Jim come with no money? Does hr have kids? He feels he is hiding something. He could be coming here to sale drugs. When he came the last time what did we do? What type of job I have what type of job his brother has? He threatened to say cause he doesn’t trust him hr is sending him back and suspend his visa for 5 years. I BRG him please don’t. I know personally my brother in law has been through a lot in his marriage and wants things yo work buy he has been looking for work and things are tough in Jamaica. Just sent for him to cheer him up give him a breather. I know he wouldn’t stay as long as o set his ticket but I set the dates. The officer yolde don’t ho yo Orlando to pick him up because he probably will be sent back to jamaica. I still sit worried no call. Hhe has no cell phone. This is an unbelievable experience. He doesn’t sell drugs nor does he have anything illegal to carry in.

Posted on 09/09/2016 at 5:48 PM

Jooles commented on "Vacation Safety Tips"

We are 2 adults, 3 children. I have a boutique hotel booked on Washington avenue at 5th street. I’m just unsure whether we will be safe or not. We will be arriving in the dark with all our luggage etc for just over 2 weeks stay in Florida (only 2 nights Miami).

Posted on 09/07/2016 at 4:46 PM

Jimi commented on "How to Sneak Alcohol onto a Cruise Ship"

Just go to and type in “cruise flask”.  There are a lot to choose from but I put my money on ShampBooze Cruise Flasks. If my luggage does get opened and searched they wont find an obvious bag of booze. It has a lot of good reviews.

Posted on 09/06/2016 at 11:28 PM

Henning commented on "How To Use Public Transport in Miami"

I will visit Miami in October. Arriving at MIA International I will need to travel to SW 8 St (Calle Ocho) at around 18th Ave. What would be my best option for public transport? I figure I will have to ride on two separate bus lines, is there a transfer ticket available, or will I need to buy two separate single tickets? I suppose the latter.

Posted on 09/06/2016 at 3:22 AM

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Posted on 09/05/2016 at 12:50 PM

Elaine commented on "What to Do on A Day Trip to Key West"

I was surprised to see my husband and I in the Hemingway house photo! We love Key West, and plan a trip every January.

Posted on 08/25/2016 at 11:14 PM

David Kline commented on "Famous Alumni From Miami Beach High School"

I’ve seen no mention of the great tennis player, EDDIE DIBBS. I believe class of ‘69.

Hall of fame at um, and top ten in the world for about ten years running.

Posted on 08/25/2016 at 12:43 PM

Carmen commented on "My Trip to The Real Golden Girls' House"

Wow can’t believe all the fans with the same feeling I have. I watch every nite just like most of you! I live 20 mins from Miami and never knew only the opening scene is really Miami’ they talk about All Miami surroundings! The show just makes me feel great, we all watched with our noni’s on Saturday nite while mi mama was out! Wow great memories that I relive! Next trip to LA going to see the house! Thank u again

Posted on 08/24/2016 at 10:17 PM

lucas commented on "Free English Classes"

I want travel to Miami and I would like make classes English, can you send more informations

Posted on 08/23/2016 at 7:37 AM

Orville commented on "The Miami River Cops Case"

I met Coello and Garcia, when I was in Pompano Beach . I liked Them both. We had mutual friends

Posted on 08/20/2016 at 11:41 PM

Michael Friedman commented on "Interview With Channel 10 Reporter Michael Putney"

A voice from the distant past, Michael Friedman. I closed my PR firm a couple of years ago, a victim of 2008, and have been teaching various communication courses for the past three years. More than seven years ago my wife and I left NYC for the Hamptons, where we had a beach house. Sold it, have been living in Sag Harbor for two years and are finishing a new house in East Hampton.

Sounds as if you’ve had and continue to have a sterling career. Nearly ten years ago my wife and I attended my 40th reunion at Missouri, mainly to see Pat Grimes, if you remember the Summer of 66. I learned she was dead. Haven’t been back since because if you want a 50th, you need to do it yourself.

Be well,

Michael Friedman

Posted on 08/20/2016 at 1:02 PM

Leeda commented on "Free English Classes"

Hi, i neen to improve my english , can i have more information about free classes. Leeda

Posted on 08/18/2016 at 2:32 PM

Michelle M. commented on "How to Sneak Alcohol onto a Cruise Ship"

I’m with Ben B. a few comments up.  I my family ordered a few kits from and it worked like a charm!  They aren’t expensive and believe me we made that money back in the first hour on the ship!  Highly recommended!!!!

Posted on 08/18/2016 at 9:39 AM

Robert commented on "5 Reasons Why Customer Service in Miami is So Bad"

I’ve been all over this country and the Service in Miami is Very very bad!! Omg! Rude as fuk! The more I’ve travel the more I see how bad the service in Miami is. It’s not just in the restaurants but pretty much anywhere. Miami beach is ok when it comes to customer service because they are trained better, and most that work there came from somewhere else and mostly from some other state or city with a better understanding on how to treat people. Most of these Latin Americans from Miami are just very rude and unfortunately most of them are Cubans. Me being Cuban American from Cuban decent I find it embarrassing that my own people are the way they are. My wife who is from Romania is a great person and I’m embarrassed that my own Cuban people show this kind of behavior towards her. The lack of service and mannerisms is embarrassing to me and shows lack of education. When they don’t understand a question they tend to say…. Eeehhhhh???? With a ugly face expression!! I hate that shyt. By the way those making racial comments on what Cubans look like or where they come from???! No… Cubans are not Indians in fact most are white from Spanish European decent and some actually are from Lebanese decent. Don’t make ignorant comments. If you really don’t know don’t say anything!

Posted on 08/17/2016 at 11:03 AM

Ingrid commented on "The Dade County English-Only Ordinance"

Kudos for this article as it pertains today concerning our influx of refugees from the Middle East. It is not the Hispanics I fear at all, but the infiltration of Muslims and Sharia law.
As the last sentence of your article mentioned, it was a microcosm of what is happening now all over the US. We must stand together, for divided we fall.

Posted on 08/14/2016 at 8:36 PM

Markus Smisek commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

California Sucks Ass. Arizona is nicer. LA and Phoenix are the Same place. Northern Arizona ... much nicer than Cali. At least you’ve got a big hole in the ground.

Posted on 08/10/2016 at 5:04 PM

pepelus commented on "25 Things You Must Know Before Moving to Miami"

I’ve been hearing the same drivel during the last 60 years. They certainly are slow stragglers. They have been leaving the city during the last three generations!!! What kind of transportation are they using? Why do they keep shooting at the city once they get to the Ozarks? Why do they keep coming back. Are they masochists? Please, Miamiams, don’t talk any Armorican with them.

Posted on 08/09/2016 at 7:27 AM

Sweating to death in Florida commented on "Comparing California to Florida? There IS No Comparison"

I live in Tallahassee; work at Florida State University however, I was raised in Alaska. Florida is what I call the suck you dry state. I was going to Santa Barbara every summer when my son was in school there…no comparison what so ever. North Florida is a cesspool of racial bigotry that sets a person back in time 60 years. Florida is place where the governor demands drug testing for welfare recipients, while owning a huge part of the very company that does the drug testing. Florida is a state where walking to your car after work car is exhausting, due to the heat. When you do make it, you get in a vehicle that is 110 degrees, so by the time I make it home it is still 95 degrees in my car. Florida has ridiculous cost for health care, I recently had surgery, not counting anything, just the one night stay in the hospital; the bill came to over $197,000.00 I find that more than outrageous. Considering the less than stellar treatment, I received. Why do I call Florida the suck you dry state? So many reasons, however to list a few, I am disabled I wanted to try to go back to work, I have the part time job, which I have to pay $250.00 a year just to park. I did not care about giving up my SSI, nor food stamps, I wanted that dignity of being on my own two feet, but I needed the insurance as my maintenance medicine alone was over 1500 a month. Well they said I made too much money, after asking and asking how much I could make. They said you are still disabled but you are no longer qualified to receive health care, all this right before my surgery. On top of that, they backdated my cutoff date so I had many bills to pay. I was able to get insurance but I had to put off the surgery for several months causing more damage. Florida has 10 months of summer, two weeks of spring, two weeks of fall, and 1 month (maybe) of winter. I am so sick of seeing south Florida students come in when in is 80 degrees wearing coats, gloves, headscarves and the best…earmuffs. God help you people when it does hit 50 for a few days.
Now for California, best time of my life. I never thought I would see a state as beautiful as Alaska but California is beautiful. Everyone treated me so great, southern hospitality is bullshit. I saw and felt California hospitality on every trip out there. Everyone I met treated me as if I was a dignitary. People were friendly, kind and more considerate than I have seen since I left Alaska. As far as expensive, yes it is expensive. I was in Santa Barbara, one of the more expensive places in California; therefore, just going to a grocery store was like being in the middle of a botanical garden. Not once did I have to worry about being cut by broken glass or stepping in garbage that people feel so comfortable doing here in Florida, not once did I seen a soiled diaper in a parking lot. That is a given on any 100 degree day in Florida. Yes the water is very cold, you are stepping into the Pacific Ocean people, and besides who would want to go into tepid water when it 99 degrees. California may not be perfect but it is a lot closer than Florida will ever be. The best way I can describe the two is as having filet mignon or possum for dinner.

Posted on 08/07/2016 at 10:00 AM

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Posted on 08/06/2016 at 10:03 AM

vanessa commented on "University of Miami Researcher Hails Possible New AIDS Vaccine"

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Posted on 08/05/2016 at 9:27 AM

jess commented on "Swoop Miami: The fun free way to get around South Beach"

Hey dara, give them a call and ask! There is also a new company called Freebee which is the same as swoop, try calling them too.

Posted on 08/01/2016 at 11:48 AM

jess commented on "How I Moved to Miami from England"

Hi Starries,

If you are coming to study, that’s a good route but one that will leave you in a lot of student debt. I’m not a parent so don’t know much about childcare costs, all depends on where you choose to live. Miami is not cheap though, so if you do make the move come with some savings. Good luck!

Posted on 08/01/2016 at 11:47 AM

jess commented on "How I Moved to Miami from England"

Hey Emily, I met my husband here and we are super happy. Miami can be about the parties but also about romantic meals. Don’t think its all clubs and craziness, because you can live a very normal life here smile

Posted on 08/01/2016 at 11:44 AM

jess commented on "Getting Through Customs and Immigration at Miami Airport"

Hi Susana, That should be enough time for your parents. They can also book wheelchair assistance if they are elderly, which will speed up the process.

Posted on 08/01/2016 at 11:26 AM

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Posted on 07/30/2016 at 4:24 PM

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Posted on 07/30/2016 at 4:22 PM

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Posted on 07/28/2016 at 12:14 PM