After our trip to Key West, we did another three days in Miami South Beach. This time, we had booked a hotel further down the beach, the Shore Club Hotel. More expensive and luxurious, with a topnotch gym, people lying on beds by the pool, drinking extravagant drinks and with (so called) Greek yoghurt and croissants for breakfast. I.e. the type of hotel that I so often see on lifestyle blogs, but that is without any charm or authenticity. After having travelled so much, I have gone bored of these designed hotels. They never feel genuine or local and the all look the same. It’s comfortable when I travel for work and I need the wifi to work and want to be able order room service in the middle of the night after a day full of meetings. But when I go on vacation, I much rather stay at small B&Bs, Inns, or old hotels that haven’t been renovated since the 1960s. At least for me, the point of travelling is to see new places and feel a somewhat local atmosphere. However, for anyone who likes design hotels and don’t mind paying USD 10 for bottled water (we actually got billed without even drinking it!), this would be a hotel worth staying at. But I’d recommend the Park Central Hotel before this any day! Anyway, here are some last pics from our vacation in South Beach!