Key West

Southernmost Point of USA

Southernmost Point of USA

90 Miles to Cuba

90 Miles to Cuba

Southernmost House in USA

Southernmost House in USA

Working Dog

Working Dog

Duvall Street

Duvall Street

Shipwreck Museum

Shipwreck Museum

Duvall Street, Key West, Florida

Duvall Street, Key West, Florida

View of key West from the Cruise Ship

View of key West from the Cruise Ship

Souvenir Dolls

Souvenir Dolls

Souvenirs - Coconut Head Pirates

Souvenirs – Coconut Head Pirates

Key West Museum of  Art and History

Key West Museum of Art and History

City Tram

City Tram

Train Tour

Train Tour

Key West is in Florida and it is the southernmost point in the United States. It is a relatively small island and a famous holiday destination for its watersports activities, happy-hours (which is all day), lively nightlife, beautiful beaches and historic sites. The town is only 90 miles to Cuba. It separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico, however, the town ambience and the attitude of residents are more like the easy-go-lucky Caribbeans.

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

We took the Conch Tour Train which provided us a great history lesson on Key West and it took us to the popular landmarks. The tour took us through the main Duval Street which is colourful and has an energetic vibe. The street is lined with an eclectic mix of shops, bars and cafes. There are many train tours to see the colourful town but a walking tour is a great way to see the island’s intresting architecture, courtyards and gardens. We are relatively fit so we just walked the island independently after the train tour. The town has an amazing free-spirited and quirky atmosphere which makes it a uniquely beautiful American town. Everyone appeared to be happy which is quite contagious.

Conch Tour Train Station

Conch Tour Train Station

We also patiently lined up and visited Ernest Hemingway’s Home and Museum. The home served as Hemingway’s base from 1928 until 1940. The house is a great to experience to visit and it is worth lining up for for 30 minutes. The tour guide gave us a comprehensive biography on the famous author as well as in-house gossips about his personal affairs. It is incredible to look into the office where Hemingway’s desk, chair, typewriter and wall ornaments are supposedly just as he left them. We also encountered a graveyard of past generations of his beloved cats.

Ernest Hemingway's House

Ernest Hemingway’s House

Cat Cemetery

Cat Cemetery

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