On Monday night we decided to just go for it and take a trip to Miami South Beach for new year! It seemed crazy not to if we were just a few hours away?! So we booked our club tickets, car rental, a place to stay and headed off straight from work on tuesday afternoon. Em's uncle put us in contact with some lovely friends of his who live near South Beach and we went and had dinner with them. It was so nice to meet them as Julio had also travelled like us when he was our age, and we shared lots of travelling stories. They kindly took us on a tour of the beautiful South Beach and pointed out the best places to go. On Wednesday we explored the town and headed to the beach (which was full of crazily beautiful people!). The club was to open at 9pm, and so we headed down to Ocean Drive to get some dinner. We soon found that the restaurant menu's did not show prices, so we quickly decided to settle for TGI Fridays which was still on the beach strip so we got the ambience for a fraction of the price! Swiftly heading for the club for around 930pm (to make the most of the free bar of course!) we were greeted by showgirls and a beautiful jungle theme setting. After wondering around getting our bearings we bumped into some english boys from Bristol who we soon made friends with and hung around with for most of the night! For those up to date with the world of celebs, Lindsay Lohan and her girlfriend Sam Ronson where hosting and djing that night! Come 5am, we stumbled back to the car to change our clothes and headed to the beach for some much needed kip! We eventually went back to where we were staying at around 5 in the afternoon and decided to head back to Fort Myers that evening before we spent the rest of our travelling funds on an expensive dinner! We had a fab new year and are looking forward to what 2009 has in store!
We wish everyone reading this a very prosporous and happy 2009! xx