Lived: Havana, Miami
Visited: Cienfuegos, Cuba; New Orleans, Louisiana
*Visit his favorite spot in town. Bill Baggs Cape, Key Biscayne. This is the home of a historic lighthouse built in 1825 and reconstructed in 1846, and is the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade county. You can go to the park to sunbathe, swim and picnic on more than one mile of sandy Atlantic beachfront. Guided tours of the lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s cottage are given twice daily. Two restaurants, Lighthouse Café and Boater’s Grill, offer authentic Cuban cuisine.
*Get a quick lunch near school. If you care about being on time for your special focus classes, you can go to Shake Shack (best fries around), Epicure, and if you are into cheap and tasty Latin food or Cuban coffee try Exprezo on West Avenue and Lincoln.
*Explore. Known as “The City Beautiful,” Coral Gables offers a variety of Mediterranean and modern architecture. The city blends beautifully created landscapes with perfectly designed streets. You can find museums, restaurants, malls and tons of bars.
*Try Ball & Chain. Located at 1513 SW Eighth St, this is Calle Ocho’s most famous Latin club and bar. Go see some live music.
A short message from Rafael:
“Learning English in Miami is fun and truly rewarding!”