Things To Know When Living In Miami


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So you're moving to Miami you need to get used to the way things work here.

Here's a list of what you need to understand:

GET TO KNOW THE LINGO

Every Miamian must know these phrases.

"Dale" a word with many uses so know how to use “Dale” in a sentence, just like Pitbull.

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR MIAMI TIME

People are going to show up late to your party, to a picnic, to the restaurant, to your wedding. Don’t stress it’s just operating on Miami Time.

WE DRINK COQUITO DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

In Miami we drink the heavenly Puerto Rican concoction coquito when the holidays roll around either that or kremas from Haiti.

WHEN IT’S COLD, WE LINE UP FOR CHURROS

We line up for fried cinnamon sticks and hot chocolate to dip them, and we define “cold” as “any temperature under 68 degrees.

MANGOES ARE A RELIGION

People in Miami love mango season and gush about this glorious summer fruit.

WE LOVE TO EAT

People just want to know what the hot, new restaurant is and get there before anyone else. Maybe you just want to know about the best barbecue spots, everyone seems to, these days.

TRAFFIC IS TERRIBLE

Driving in Miami, especially in the rain, brace yourself traffic here is horrible. Telecommute if you can.

OUR CITIES CHANGE FAST. EXPLORE THEM WHILE YOU CAN

Figuring out what to do when you’re in different Miami neighborhoods can be overwhelming, so be there or miss out.


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