Riviera "Club Atlantic"
Travel Blogs from Hallandale
... of that, the next day we had a full on relax of shopping and beach. We had to buy a new suitcase to fit all of our purchases and things we had picked up on the way through this journey. The thunderstorms however put an end to our ideas of the beach, so we picked up some food and sat and watched the World Cup instead... Perfect! Tomorrow we would be boarding our cruise ship for a weekend in the Bahamas, first to Nassau and then to the liners private island of Great Stirrup ...
... the jinx removed because this now ridiculous! My beige shorts stained pink and now needing a wash. Good thing I carry travel wash! I just said to jenny this is the advantage of grunge travel! Imagine we were in designer gear and that happened! She looked at me with mock horror that I suggested we weren't glamourus enough while munching on the world's biggest sandwich. Our arrival in Belize was followed by tropical rain pour as ...
... for about 25 minutes. Once to the Customs officer things went quickly (less than a minute), then it was across the street to our car and off to a long drive home.
A really long drive home. It was probably the single-worst road experience I've ever had on any leg of a road trip. Six Interstate traffic snarls plus 3 hours of heavy rain. But 10 hours of driving later we were home, and now I'm typing this before I forget everything.
... and back. En route I pass a downtown street festival just starting to get underway, a small farmers' market, cross a couple of drawbridges and past many beautiful homes and past by more beautiful cars.
My iPhone says I walked just over 9 miles. My Fitbit says I walked just under 8 miles. Since the RunKeeper app on the iPhone uses GPS and the Fitbit uses some random measure of my stride length based on my height, I am going with the iPhone.
... time is usually 11am but I stayed all day in the garden and did not get on the bus to the airport until late evening. One of the staff, a beautiful man called Miguel showed me the rest of the hostel nestled towards the rear of the property. It was my first sight of banana, papaya and avocado trees - and what a sight they were! Miguel had cleverly dug a small irrigation ditch from the fresh water pool near one of the cottages and the trees were flourishing because of it. ...
Other places to stay in Hallandale
1000 South Federal Highway, Hallandale | 2 star hotelfrom $131
101 Ansin Blvd., Hallandale | 2 star hotelfrom $98
501 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale | 5 star hotelfrom $305
- Absoutely Beautiful
- Romantic and Beautiful Hotel
- Very nice Westin...free shuttle to the Diplomat Beachfront Hotel
26 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale | 1 star hotelfrom $69