Miami is an international city at Florida's southeastern tip. Its Cuban influence is reflected in the cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho in Little Havana. On barrier islands across the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to South Beach. This glamorous neighborhood is famed for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs.
North America is a continent of enormous diversity, with vast mountain ranges, grassy plains, hot deserts and frozen ice caps. In the south lie the tropical islands of the Carribean and the rain forests of South America. To the far north, a polar ice cap 3km thick covers most of Greenland. Most North Americans live in the large cities of the east and west coasts.