Florida, here we come

by Rashmee

Posted on April 30, 2013



Florida
Florida, where the American alligator is to be found

Off to Florida, one of the last frontiers to be ‘civilised’ in the US. Really just a peninsula, between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States.

Juan Ponce de Leon named Florida after the flowers he saw everywhere
Juan Ponce de Leon named Florida after the flowers he saw everywhere

I never realized that it was named for the flowers that Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León saw blooming profusely when he landed there in 1513.

So, it’s off to La Florida (flowery land) for us. 

 

Jack Kerouac
“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life”
– Jack Kerouac

Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK

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