After moving to Florida in June for a summer internship, I quickly learned that some things were very Floridian. Before coming here, I knew no one or nothing really about the Sunshine State, unless you count Disney World and Harry Potter World. Here are some of the things I wish I knew earlier.
Top 10 things You Learn in Florida:
You will need a car. There is no such thing as “Let me walk and meet you there.” Nope, driving a car is king. There are also Tesla dealerships in Florida, so you can look as cool as Elon Musk in the picture above.
You will get sand everywhere. It will show up in your car, your shower, and randomly in your clothes. The quicker you accept it, the easier it will be.
The term “snowbirds,” which means the folks who migrate away from the snow up north and go down south for the beaches.
Get a Sunpass. It is a way to pay for tolls either via sticker or box. A Sunpass toll violation can cost more than $100 and toll stations do not take cash.
When you tell people that you went to the Everglades, they will typically think that you went airboating.
There are no Asians.
I have yet to find bomb Asian food (see #6).
The best mango juice can be found in Little Havana, Miami (El Palacio des Jugos).
As well as the best Cuban sandwich (same place as #8).
The beaches really are as great as everyone says they are. Still not satiated with your knowledge of Florida? Check out these other tips.
Have you been to Florida? What are some of the things that you noticed? Leave us a message in the comments below!