Miami, On A Budget, Public Transportation, Service, Travel Tips

The Bus

For the last ten years, I have been traveling by public transportation. Seven out of those ten years, I traveled from Miami Beach to the Mandarin Oriental, located on Brickell Key, south of Downtown Miami and the Miami River. Rain or shine, weekday or weekend, Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, I was at the bus stop at 5:30 AM to be on time for my 7:00 AM shift. I would place my bicycle on the bus rack and then bike back in the afternoon.

On Christmas Day, around 6:00AM, just before turning onto the MacArthur Causeway,  while still being on Alton Road, I suddenly realized that I was the only passenger left on the bus. December 25, 2012.

On Christmas Day, around 6:00AM, just before turning onto the MacArthur Causeway, while still being on Alton Road, I suddenly realized that I was the only passenger left on the bus. December 25, 2012.

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Concierge ABC, Service

“When you live in hotels, your native guide is the Concierge. He knows the ropes, he knows how to do things. There is nothing they can’t do. They have seen it all. No matter how good or bad you behave, they have seen it and they have seen worse and better.” Bill Murray

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Actor Bill Murray in Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel. The photograph is part of a collection of stills from the production of the movie.

Actor Bill Murray in Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel. The photograph is part of a collection of stills from the production of the movie.

The Concierge by Bill Murray

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