By Megan Nevett
Well I have only been in Miami for 3 days short of a month now, and I can
gladly say that it is already starting to feel like home!
With Christmas being just around the corner, work is crazy busy, with
everyone having to work double shifts as there are functions happening on a
daily and nightly basis. I am definitely not complaining though as double
shifts mean overtime – so bring on the silly season! In Miami all the
South Africans live for Fridays, but not because we get the day off or it’s the
start of our weekend….but because it's pay day! And man oh man does hard work
pay off in the end.
My motto is work hard and play hard, so on Sunday evenings the South
Africans all go to a place called Roxy’s. With rooftop views, good vibes and
music, it somewhat feels like home, where we can all get together, relax and
unwind after a very busy week. We also enjoy Claematis Street, which is
definitely the place to be over the weekend. It's similar to Long Street in
Cape Town or Stanley Street in Port Elizabeth, with plenty of bars and
restaurants to explore.
So even though most of the people I have met in Miami are South Africans, it
is a good idea to try and make friends with some of the locals. Massiel, the
one and only American colleague that I work with has been a great help to
me by giving me advise and tips on how to find my way around Palm Beach.
She also knows where all the secret shopping spots are and where to go for the
best burgers in town (which almost taste like Spur Burgers to me – a little bit
of home – sigh!)
I'm looking forward to some time off from work, so I can hit the beaches of
Palm Beach and relax for a day soaking up the sun, and perhaps a nice cool
cocktail or two.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2016.