Walking around South Beach Miami, it almost feels like you’re in a comic book world. The South Beach Miami Art Deco style looks a lot like Gotham City. It was even more beautiful at night, but we weren’t there long enough to get any good night footage. Our brief video montage really doesn’t do justice to the beautiful architecture.
South Beach Miami Art Deco
We’ve been to South Beach Miami several times on our travels between the USA and Cuenca Ecuador, but we never get tired of seeing the 1920’s era Art Deco designs. Unfortunately, I didn’t get as much footage as I intended due to a malfunction with my camera.
Miami Airport Vegan Food
The Miami Airport vegan food options are abysmal. We walked from one end of the D Terminal to the other and found only a couple of truly vegan options, none of them healthy.
Shula’s has a veggie burger, but it isn’t even close to vegan. The manager was kind enough to get the package for us and it has cheese and milk. There is a Mexican restaurant with the obligatory “Rice & Beans” vegan plate, but we opted for the Impossible Burger at the Corona Beach House restaurant again. That was before we finished walking to the other end of the terminal where we found a TGI Friday’s that had a Beyond Burger.
NOE Sushi Bar in the Quito Airport
The Quito Airport is actually more vegan friendly than Miami and Guayaquil because they have a NOE Sushi Bar with several vegan options. We got miso soup, a veggie roll and a Japanese veggie pasta dish with mushrooms.
Be sure to tell them you’re vegan and list the things you don’t eat in Spanish:
- somos veganos – we’re vegan
- soy vegano – I’m vegan
- no queso – no cheese
- no crema – no cream
- no huevos – no eggs
- no carne – no meat
- no pollo – no chicken
- no pescado – no fish
- no salsa de pescado – no fish sauce
Sometimes we say “sin” (without) instead of “no” but that often seems to confuse people so we find it’s easier to say “no carne” to minimize confusion.
Quito Airport Suites Hotel
Since our flight from Miami arrived very late and our flight to Cuenca wasn’t until the next morning, we stayed in the Quito Airport Suites Hotel overnight. Our large room cost $35 and it came with breakfast, although as you’ll see in the next video, it wasn’t very vegan friendly. You’ll also see how beautiful the grounds are in the next video.
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