The Chocolate Five Star Hostel and Crew House
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... into us. Our next stop was The Sanctuary – prices from $20 - it does look like a lovely place to relax and was set up over two decks - not a lot of space which accounts for its set up – the Cabanas were on the higher deck.
Back downstairs and through an undercover pool area – The Lotus Pool ??? - and then down the stairs to the Atrium which while smaller than most of the Princess ships we’ve been on actually ...
... at some service centres and sampled Dunkin' Donuts for morning tea and Wendy's for lunch. We were hoping to go to a wildlife centre on the way but we ran out of time and so went straight to the hotel.
Towards the end, we drove through some rather dodgy areas of Fort Lauderdale. We had no idea that there was so much poverty there, we thought the area would have been filled with rich retirees. We were scared when we had to stop at traffic lights even though the doors ...
... the following day for a run, as a visit to Miami without seeing the beach was not a visit to Miami at all. The following morning I rose very early and drove over 30 minutes to get to Fort Lauderdale and sadly I just missed sunrise due to the longest train in the world crossing my path only 3 miles from the beach. I went for a 6 km run, and it wasn't as pleasant as the scenery around me - I mean the beach was lovely (photos and commentary ...
Pack up the hotel room. Check! Gas up the rental car. Check! Turn in the rental car. Check! Check-in for the flight. Check! Breeze through the TSA Checkpoint. Not so fast! Lesson to be learned here? Do NOT pack a few vanilla scented candles in your carry-on to set a nice romantic vibe in your Jamaican Villa!!! Apparently that's the the same thing that alerted them to search the bag when we left New Jersey. Well, at least I knew exactly what they were looking for this time. I ...
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It all worked out because the company I reserved from gave me a good price and it was fun to see their Chrysler 300 stretch limos pull up to me first, one called "Black Knight"(Dark Knight would have been better... there's my Batman reference for the day) and the other one called "Ghost." The reaction was even better from the rest at the Hilton when they saw two limos pull up. Their surprise and joy was well worth ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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