10 Reasons Why Miami Is Basically Its Own Country

Technically, Miami is just another city in the U.S., right? Well, kind of. Those of us who’ve lived there know it’s pretty much its very own country. Here are some straightforward facts that prove it:

In Miami, traffic rules are merely suggestions.

The wildlife is not so wild.

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There’s no real divide between the great outdoors and your living room. You might step on a lizard or a incredibly large cockroach anywhere at any given time, especially in the summer.

EVERYONE habla español.

NO ONE drinks lattes.

It’s all about the fiesta.

Bilingual isn’t even a concept.

Corruption is as tangible as it is accepted.

Club clothes are just clothes.

Hot weather takes on a whole new definition.