Exploring Ft. Lauderdale & Miami

If you’ve been following my blog these past three weeks, you’d know that I just arrived in Denver about six days ago from Atlanta. Now I know I said my last destination of my trip was Fort Lauderdale, but my connecting flight from Fort Lauderdale to Denver was Atlanta. Long story short, my flight was delayed, and this caused my family and I to stay over night in Atlanta and catch the morning flight the very next day.

But anyways, the good news is that I’m here in Denver writing you this post about my fantastic stay in Florida. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

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After landing in Fort Lauderdale from a three-hour flight from Montreal, I could already feel the great Florida humidity, which was great! So after getting my luggage from baggage claim, we went directly to our vacation home located in Pompano Beach; a good 20-30 minutes from the airport with no traffic.

And what’s great about where we stayed, was that the beach was right in front. So naturally I went, and it was great!

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The weather was gorgeous, the water was perfect … it was amazing!

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But what was even more amazing than the beach and the weather, was the restaurants. One of them being California Pizza Kitchen, a great restaurant with great service and great food! Here is the view around me (nothing special).

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But during my stay in Fort Lauderdale, I did many things like going to the movies, jet skiing, shopping, EATING…It was nice. But the highlight of my trip was going to Miami for the afternoon because it was unexpected.

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… and please excuse the blur on these three pictures. I had trouble focusing my lens.

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And now I’m on my way to the artsy side of Miami (10-13 minutes from downtown), somewhere not to touristy.

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And by the way, I think I’ve spent longer than I ever have before trying to whittle down the number of pictures to include in this post. As a result, this post has 20 photographs in it. Just what I needed to make this post.

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But seriously, this art is original and very creative!

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Every building was filled with color. It was beautiful!

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But all good things come to an end. And though I was sad to leave Miami and Fort Lauderdale, I left with a ton of wonderful memories and a whole lot of photographs (hundreds to be specific) to help me remember the glorious experience.

These two cities I visited were simply amazing! So much to do and so much to explore.

 Florida, I’ll see you again one day! ❤

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Camera: Images captured with a Canon EOS Rebel t6 paired with an EFS 18-55 f/4-5.6 lens.

Note: I guess that concludes my summer adventure. I had so much fun visiting new parts of Canada and the US, I enjoyed every second of it. I’m definitely looking forward to my next future destination! But in the mean time, stay tuned for more posts!

© Benjamin Lessard – TheBenLessard

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Seeing the Eiffel Tower

Before I get on with this post and show you the incredible Eiffel Tower, can we just take a moment to admire or at least appreciate this amazing landmark? I managed to take this picture on the famous Bâteau de Mouche, a boat ride that shows you different landmarks, which was great.

Anyways, back on to what this post is really about – Eiffel Tower, aka the Iron Lady – Paris’ most famous landmark!

It was my first time in Paris, and I must say I enjoyed every second of it, I mean, what can you not love about it? From the culture to the architecture, to the beautiful language and its exquisite French cuisine… Sounds like a dream, right?

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I always wanted to visit Paris and see its famous landmark, because first of all, it’s always on social media and magazines, not to mention how my friends and family are always telling me their wildest stories about their trip there, so my curiosity grew even more. But when you’re actually there in person, it’s a whole different story.

If you’ve ever been to the Eiffel Tower, you’d know that there are different entrance fees. The prices vary depending on what part of the Eiffel Tower you wish to visit, which means it would cost less to use the stairs to the second floor than using the elevator. However, if you would like to use the elevator all the way to the top, it’s quite expensive. But don’t let the price discourage your decision, because when you’re either on the second level or the top floor, the view is simply breathtaking.

Here is a picture from the amazing view I got from the second floor! This picture was taken by my sister Jasmine.

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Here is another example of the gorgeous view of the city, but now from the very top of the Eiffel Tower. First, I must quickly mention that there are thousands of tourists daily wanting to see the Eiffel Tower and its view, so I suggest going in the early morning when there are fewer people. It’s less of a hassle time wise, but also there isn’t a big crowd blocking your view, and if you love taking pictures, assuming you do, it would be much easier and you’d enjoy it more.

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The Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly beautiful, and if you ever are in Paris – it is definitely worth a visit.

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Remember: Bring your camera – or else you will regret it!

Overall, my trip to the Eiffel Tower was incredible! I loved every second of it.

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