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The Sunshine State: Who goes where


[CC BY-AS 2.0] Kim Seng

All year round numerous of tourists are searching for a nice sunny vacation. Top of the list is Florida. Florida is known mainly for its warm welcoming beaches, over towering palm trees, and chillaxed locals. Around these active beaches are multiple hotels, restaurants, and fun activities in the sun. Florida does have its occasional elderly person lying around. For better understanding of which beach is more suited for specific types of vacation. Florida could be the relaxation destination, party city, or/and a family friend zone.


West Palm Beach is a smaller family oriented beach. It is located on one Florida’s multiple islands. You can find homes of the rich and some famous residents on this island such as Donald Trump. Most of them don’t come down until the wintertime. Drive by the houses and see the beautiful architecture of these beach houses. Along side the beach are several small food establishments: Benny’s on the Beach ($), John G’s ($$), and Mamma Mia’s Pizzeria on the beach ($) and more. On the beach and beyond is William O. Lockhart Municipal Pier ($). Give salt water fishing a try and be amazed by the sites out on the pier.


Over the high bridge on Lake Avenue are more attractions and restaurants. With the intense heat most locals visit Kilwin’s for great ice cream. When cooled off splurge in the Island Water Sports store. Buy a surfboard and hit the shore. Pizza on a beach day in Florida is common. Downtown Pizza ($) on Lake Avenue has some of the cheesiest deliciousness all stuffed on top of a single large pizza slice. Besides food and shops, over the bridge has a large stage space outdoors where many concerts and festivals are held. Imagine visiting during the gay pride festival with bright rainbow flags flaring in the air, over exaggerated costumes, outrageous pieces of artwork, and friendly faces. The Reggae Festival also resides here. Come listen to some of Jamaica’s classic and popular reggae artist’s songs and march the streets with a Jamaican hat that has dreads on your head, Jamaican flag in on hand and Jamaican beef patty in the other. Watch the colors of yellow, green, black, and red fly around.


(CC BY-AS 3.0) Donnamper

Warm smiles and hot bodies, mothers and fathers, tourists and locals they all come to Fort Lauderdale beach. Fort Lauderdale beach is very versatile locations. It offers many activities for different people. Be prepared, Thursday through Sunday this long beach is packed. Many locals come to this beach with their huge coolers and loud stereos. Further down the beach you’ll enjoy the site of dogs running around and playing in the water. Not all of Fort Lauderdale Beach allows dogs. Come meet new folks and swim with the fishes that wander around in schools near the shore. Any one can drive along A1A, also known as S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd to get here. “There are 76 public beach access points in the “wave wall” form Fort Lauderdale Beach Park to Oakland park” (


(CC BY-AS 3.0) Xanxz

Fort Lauderdale beach is located on Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. The beach will be on your right and restaurants and bars on your left. Parking is inexpensive, yet hard to find if you show up to late on the weekend. When you visit, Fort Lauderdale beach can create two different feels for a vacation, either relaxing and calming or adventurous and thrilling. You can spend the morning eating on your porch at the Courtyard hotel or perhaps the Hilton Resort with an amazing 360 view, then go tanning for the rest of the afternoon in a nice secluded space and eventually end the day with drunks as the notorious Sky Thai Sushi restaurant or Tsukuro Oceanside grill serving Pan-Asian eats. On the other hand you can be on a banana boat holding on with all your might and splashing in the ocean, speed boating, or jet skiing on the waters for the entire day. In between breaks you can grab a quick slice of pizza or frozen yogurt, then go back at it again. At night hit up the bar that sits on the corner of the street that plays live rock music, or wonder the side walk of restaurants with some of the craziest people you’ll ever meet. * Doesn’t really have anything to do with why people should go there.


(CC-BY-AS 3.0) Matt H. Wade

South Miami Beach is what you see about. You are capturing a glimpse of it from way back by about 5th street. South Miami Beach is commonly called South Beach. South Beach has a large gay community, top fashion stores, and some of the hotels you’ll ever stay in. If you ever wanted to go to a nudist beach you can say South Beach comes close. Coming from experience spending day after day on this beach, I had a couple encounters sitting next to a couple of woman topless trying to get there tan on. If you never come across top-less girls, then you’ll certainly see a man in a speedo. Most of these men are foreigners. South Beach welcomes all cultures; many tourists who stop by are usually from the other side of the world. I used to work on South Beach and had various conversations with folk from Europe, Asia, and Australia.


(CC BY-AS 3.0) World redeye (Story Nightclub)

If you thought of coming to South Beach for a relaxing vacation, think again. Enjoy the multiple high-end nightclubs all along Ocean Avenue and Washington Avenue. Visit Mansion Nightclub on Washington Avenue and 13th street. Tons of popular artists DJ and perform their every other weekend. Once the sun goes down the heels come on. There are multiple restaurants open until 3 am because of all the clubs open at night. Try Insomnia Cookies right next door, they have the ultimate cookies and open until 3 am. The cookies just melt in your mouth and become a wonderland of sweet flavor. Down for a long night of drinking go club hoping. You can visit Cameo (rap and R&B), Set (mix of genres), Eleven (more electro) and more.


Cartoon: The show must go on


This cartoon represents how the sex industry system works in japan. The girl on the left is the red light district, the man on the right is the sex industry , and down below the man is a stage that contains what is part of the businesses that happen in Japan’s red light district. The stage is a performance of what the red light district has been up to as the red light district pays the sex industry partial of the money on record of what it has made profit from.

Japanese Nightlife: Paying For Pleasure

Curious about Japan’s nightlife? You should know curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction is what brought it back and satisfaction is exactly what you’ll get. Japan has much to offer.

A trip to Japan can convince you that the Japanese people are somewhat conservative compared to the rest of the world. They are described as “squeaky clean” people.

Their obsession with obedience, cute things, idols and maid cafes has a very dark side to it all. Behind the scenes of Japan is a naughty life. A life tourist’s aren’t aware of.

Japan’s red light district is their backyard sinful playground. In this location you have what is known as prostitution and people selling their body — with no sex involved—, yet the Japanese call it adult entertainment.

What is a Red light district?

A red light district is n an urban region where “prostitution and sex-oriented businesses” take place. There are businesses such as host and hostess clubs, sex shops, strip clubs, call girl booths, love hotels and adult theaters. On top of it all, there are many sex tours.Speak about a variety of wrong doing.

Picture owned by tanya kay photography

Prostitution status in Japan?

Illegal, however the “enforcement is lax” and the sex industry has found methods to work around the anti-prostitution law. The red light district in Japan works around the Anti-prostitution law made in 1956 by having soaplands, host clubs, hostess clubs, and much more. They’re located in Yoshiwara and Kabukicho in Shinjuku, Tokyo; Nakasu, Fukoka; Osaka and Kawasaki. In Kabukicho alone there are “300 sex shops, 200 sex clubs, and 80 hotels.”

Types of Prostitute services?

  • Delivery Health Services
    • Health prostitutes come to the customer’s house, or meet at a hotel, and perform sumata. They perform everything on their customers except engage in penetration, but some do it anyway.
  • Soaplands
    • “spas” where a person can get washed through body contact. Majority men pay to get their body “cleansed” of dirty by a woman rubbing her body covered in special lube all over him. Talk about clean. After all the hard work to clean her customer she has sex with him.
  • Pink Saloons
    • Places registered as bars where one can relax with a drink and get oral intercourse at the same time.
  • Hostess Clubs /Kyabakura (キャバクラ)
    • Hostess clubs are not your traditional geisha hang out. Usually homosexual men come here to relax and have fun with female hostesses. They have conversations, karaoke sessions, get fed by the girls, and more. Many hostesses exchange information with customers (heterosexual men) to make an extra buck (in the bedroom) from their customers.
  • Host Clubs
    • They are the exact same thing except these businesses are targeted towards the female demographics. These host businesses are of good-looking guys that dress up to draw women into the club and get them to splurge the men with drinks that go onto their tabs. These hosts sweet talk expensive alcohol onto the victims tab with their nice compliments, sleek appearance, and gentle touch.

Prostitute point of view?

In japan the legal age for sexual consent is 13 years old. With the age of consent so young tons of grade school students decide to sell their body to engage in sexual activities or just to be company for their customer (male or female). You now have child prostitution in Japan. Most of these kids (majority female) see 12,000-16,000 dollars a month as a way to stay in style. These young children have no limit. You have cases of these students pimping out their peers. The older prostitutes usually work for companies that do all the paper work as they just use their body for money.

Good Morning Tourist! Where did your money go?

You’re broke? I’m not surprised. These places can cost you your entire bank account. I hope you enjoyed your night out. Spending money in the red light districts contributes to Japan’s 2.3 trillion yen ($24 million) sex industry.

The red light district can consume 500,000 yen from tourists in a night (about 5,000 dollars). A lot of money spent in the red light district means dust in your wallet.

How not to support prostitution in Japan?

Pictures last longer. Take a picture of the female or male you find attractive, then walk away.There are multiple bars you can sit and chat at with the opposite sex. Don’t stick around the red light district long enough to be pulled into these perverted places. Go to a restaurant, or walk around Harajuku and experience the wacky and cool side of Japan.