Visiting sunny Florida

A sunny getaway from New York City.

As fall is slowly approaching in NYC I thought I should head on a quick getaway to the sun. The destination this time was Key West, Florida.

Key West is a small town on the outer keys south of Miami. It’s home to the most southern point of the US as well as some of the most beautiful beaches around. It’s proximity to Cuba shines through on the Caribbean vibes of the town. It is also where Hemingway lived for a long time and wrote many of his books. And the best part is that Florida in general is not really that far from New York.

So what does one do in Key West? Well I had a very relaxing time in the sun. Reading books, going to the beach or hanging out by the pool and enjoying plenty of seafood with Caribbean flavors. I also took a day trip to one of the most remote National Parks in the US, the Dry Tortugas National Park, a beautiful place in the middle of the ocean, watching the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico and vice versa.

Overall I think that being in the US and having the opportunity to travel and exploring this very big but also amazing country is truly a gift that has been made possible by the J1 visa and exchange visitors program. I have learned so much about architecture, American culture and gotten plenty of inspiration through my travels around the country. There are many places that bring surprises and Key West is one to be added to the list. It is another little gem in the US, well worth exploring.

Until my next adventure I will be regenerating from this sunny getaway and enjoy the fall and its beautiful colors setting into New York before the winter.

Beatrice Dinu


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