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Old 01-20-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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We all know Miami it's all about parties, the beach, the sun, the food but when the cover fades what's left? Are there areas (other than libraries and schools or the internet) for more quiet intellectual balanced pursuits such as literature followers, philosophers, dedicated musicians and so on ? Specially if good manners are present. I am really interested in finding little jewels scattered in this city but I need recommendations from someone who has been all around this place. Thanks!
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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I'd be glad to discuss the nature of existence with you right here on this forum. No need to thank me.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:29 PM
 
Location: West Kendall
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You mean Bohemian districts or neighborhoods. No we don't have that.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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I think there are people out there with those interests and you will find them working at research centers at UM, FIU, the hospitals or scaterred about the area randomly. This is where the internet will come in handy to help you locate them. Other then that, hang out at Barnes and Nobles or other book stores...attend conferences and lectures at local universities and you will meet people with those interests.

I attended some Hurricane workshops that Bryan Norcross held at the UM research center on Key Biscayne and met some very interesting people from the National Hurricane Center a couple of years ago. Not that we became friends, but I got on a mailing list and they always send me notices when there are get togethers and if I can make it I go...and meet like minded people.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Chilly, Dry San Diego
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Just be in the right place at the right time! Miami is famous for their book fair.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:45 AM
 
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southern cross astronomical society and various coral reef non profits have conferences / guest speaker presentations as well.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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I would say that some areas of Coral Gables are sophisticated intellectual. Some of the old privately owned book stores in the Gables are nice places to meet these kind of people. They are hard to find, but well worth the search. Good luck!
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: MIA
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Try getting involved with groups or organizations that defend natural areas and the environment. People engaged in these types of activities are usually educated and socially conscious. If you're lucky you'll find someone with a boat!
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Up North
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No, there is no "area" that is sophisticated intellectual. Yes, these people do exist here, the mission is finding them.

Its sort of the opposite of that down here.

Its more simple, slow, and unaware.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:08 PM
 
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I am moving to Miami in 2012. I hope there are some intellectual types there. We should hang out next year Lush Pine What's your particular area of interest?
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