I live in Miami Beach, and I love everything about MIA, the city, the county, everything. As mentioned before, the women, not just at the airport pal, are amazing. Latinas wearing nothing, next to Sweedish blondes, and regular american tourists visiting from Iowa, mix and interact like nowhere in the world.
Its important to note that everything in Miami is f*cked up, which is fine really. Its been going on for such a long time, locals, weather they be black, hispanic, anglo (as whites are called here), or yellow, or purple just ignore it now. Its all part of the fun. The city is run like a bannana republic, mayors hire hit men to take out potential opponents and give mroe speeches on why Fiedel Castro needs to removed than why beggers on Byscane Blvd need to be removed. The very vocal Cuban population takes the cake. Hard workers they are, theyve added the color and fun to the city. Just a few years ago like the entire city council was indicted for corruption along with the city manager and a state senator. The mayor is called "Crazy Joe" and his predesecor (who was removed from office for voter fraud, which included votes from corpses and 10 dollars a vote) was called "Mayor Loco". He continues his attempt to get reelected. County Hall isn't in much better shape. The airport is run like Drexel Burmham in the 1980s. Since its run not by an airport authority but by an elected County Assembly, the politicians milk their constitutients and would-be venders for every dime. Hence the lack of shops. No competition in getting contracts, just give the most to the politcal campaign. Luggage carts didn't eneter MIA untill last December beacause of this B.S. The newspaper ran a one week pulitzer prize contending report on the airports mismanagement only to be labeled ant-cuban. The airports director and majority of the county council are from the island.
Its all good though, one day itll get its act together.
oh PS Dont forget Op Ramprat when like 30 airport employees were arrested for smuggling grenades, drugs, and other paraphanalia in the holds of AA jetliners. Wasn't such good P.R.