How to Survive in Miami Without a Car
Nothing is more frustrating than having to sit at home waiting for somebody else to give you a ride to work, school or anywhere else. If you want to be independent and you can’t afford a car, then the best solution is to learn how to go around with public transportation. It is possible to survive in Miami without a car, but it will take some effort. This is a step by step guide to go around in Miami without the need of a car. You will need the following items: Coins and one dollar bills (cash can be replaced by a bus pass), an umbrella, a hat, potent sun block, good quality walking shoes, lose and comfortable clothes, a cellphone, music device with headphones (e.g. I-pod), powerful deodorant, your local bus schedules and a backpack.
The first step is to make a plan. Plan your trip at least half a day in advance. Once you located your nearest bus stop, go online and check the bus schedule. If the schedule says the bus will pass by your stop at 11:45 am, then it will probably be there fifteen minutes before or after the specified time. So estimate how long it takes you to walk there so you can be on time. Make sure you arrive punctually. The bus driver will not stop if no one’s there waiting for him. Even if he sees you running to the bus stop like your life depends on it. Don’t be upset if you miss the bus. There will probably be another bus coming in the next hour, or if you are lucky, may be just 45 min.
The weather in Miami is unpredictable. Between April and October you just step outside for a minute and you will be drenched in sweat. That’s why it’s important to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Also, don’t be fooled by the sunny weather. You could feel it’s mighty hot and steamy outside but within minutes a hurricane like storm can come down on you. So, if while you wait for the bus you encounter a typical Miami rain, hold on tight to your umbrella. The wind will probably blow it away and destroy it. So...