Eastcoast Roadtrip 2013 – Beautiful Cape Cod

Indian Summer can be like true summer as well. The two days on Cape Cod are amazing, the sea is still warm, swimming possible, the city of Provincetown beautiful and the seafood great. This is true vacation and a very relaxed part of the roadtrip – perfect to recover from the flight and New Haven with Rolli!

While I planned this trip I haven’t had Cape Cod on my radar. I heard about it from a friend of mine a couple of days before I left from Europe. A spontaneous adjustment of the journey – a little beachlife never hurts! And it was worth it, it is a fabolous place and I found an affordable and great location with Julie in Orleans

After I come home from the beach, I am freezing a little bit. The sunset was worth it, though. The shower is outside under the porch of the house, I like that gimmick! The only thing that is not too nice about it, I have to take a cold shower and would be in need for a warm one at this moment. Doesn’t matter, we are not out of sugar, are we? I got my own room in the basement of the house which has access to the garden. For the night my plan is to prepare my pizza and teach Julie and her kids how it is done. They are a very nice family and Julie tells me that there have been travelers staying with them who creeped them out – I try my best to not do that and I think I am quite successful with that… 🙂

After a little chat with them I have my plan for the next day, I want to visit Provincetown – a gay and lesbian el dorado, at the tip of Cape Cod, like a Key West of New England – and I want to see the beach of Truro

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Provincetown is really peaceful. Some older gentlemen try to flirt with me while I do my workout at the beach, first jogging and afterwards push-ups and sit-ups. Beaches are perfect for that. I tell them that I am into girls, they chuckle and leave me alone. It’s no big deal and the people are very friendly here! I even can go swimming with pleasure. Compared to last night it is very enjoyable with 27°C and sunshine on this beautiful day! Here you get a little impression of the Herings Cove beach (just the cellphone shots, the others are in the attached gallery).

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On my return to Provincetown I have lunch at Mojo’s – Julie told me to go there and she was absolutely right. The food is great, fresh from the sea!

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After this very welcome snack I continue to the beach of Truro. That’s the one the locals attend. Or nobody at all. I am alone for two consecutive hours and enjoy the calm, while I observe some harbor seals a little bit offshore. I go swimming again but listen to Julie’s advice, not to go in too deep where the seals are – Cape Cod is a known spot for Great White sharks and just in 2012 there was a severe accident. I prefer just to dip into the shallow water to cool down and sleep and dream the day away…

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And to finalize this wonderful day a little shopping never hurts, especially since the US prices are a steal compared to the German / European prices – I go to T.J. Maxx at night and get me a bunch of cloth – have done that the last time in 2008, when I lived in Florida to attend UF. What a great day – life could always be like that, I would not mind! Ah and there are some more pictures to come… 😉

Miami Beach – The Place 2 Be

Miami Beach is one of the main reasons why you should visit Florida. The city at the turquoise Atlantic ocean with its great nightlife, beautiful people, lots of different cultural influences and an outstanding climate is like a playground for adults!

One of the main reasons why plenty of visitors come to Florida is Miami Beach and the beaches along both coastlines over here. This city is special. You have downtown Miami, which is underwhelming if you have watched CSI Miami and have a certain impression of it and you have Miami Beach, the place to be if you are looking for a leisure experience, great music, fun loving people and warm turquoise water during daytime. It’s a bit like a playground made for adult audiences combined with splendid nature.

Our friend Ruben had to return home to the Netherlands so Tim and me decided to go southwards with him to give him a proper farewell. We all had a great time together!

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The evening hours at the beach are most beautiful. The colors of the sky represent the art-deco of the houses very well and the party people, all in great shape over there, fill the streets. You see crazy cars and people wear extraordinary accessories to impress. Buzzing electronic beats encounter your ears from everywhere and in regard to variety it’s tough to decide where to go to party and to have a good drink. It’s quite expensive for guys tho. Admission to one of the roof tops can easily be $30 and you should not take it, since there will always be another place offering free entrance or reduced cover!

We decided to hit Nikki Beach a huge beach bar at daytime, kind of an open air nightclub during the night and until 5 a.m. in the morning. The whole place was loaded with people, most of them being on drugs tho and some of them having an aggressive attitude reduced the fun for me a bit. The night was cold as well for a night in Miami, truly a tough winter over here this year! I am not used to party until 5 a.m. anymore, so I chose to relax on one of the plenty big mattresses which are all over the place and sleep a bit while Tim and Ruben were dancing. At 5 a.m. we left the club exhausted, haven’t booked a hotel and brought Ruben to the airport. Time to say goodbye for now!

Tim and me had to find a place to park the car, our place for the night. We rode up Ocean Drive several blocks until we found a space at the beach where you could park, not easy in Miami, comparable to California and since everyone rides a car alone clusterfuck is your daily friend on the road…

There will be no sunset to observe on the Atlantic coast but therefore you have a great sunrise all for yourself while the party folks are still in bed – and since Tim already slept I made my way to the beach to observe it. Everything was calm and peaceful the total opposite of daytime, when you are surrounded by a crowd.

We had some breakfast in a hotel and went back to the beach, to the southern end. The beach where all the nightlife takes place is also called South Beach Miami – a lazy day after a long night, the right thing to do over there. Ruben was already on his way back and he promised – via WhatsApp out of the plane – he wore his bathrobe still when he checked in and on the whole flight. A great move of a great bro! 🙂

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Everything comes to and end, so did our beach day. We hit the roof top party of the Playboy hotel, more to just have a look and because the sound was great. The party was pretty cool, there was a pool and plenty of ladies were in the water. We were definitively surrounded by thuggish guys and silicon. Stayed there about 20 min. to get an impression then left to the harbor to have our dinner while we watched how the night came over downtown Miami. A bunch dolphins was playing in the bay, just another cool and appreciated extra of that day. A long trip home was in front of us…