Miami and Key West – Adios USA

Miami was one of the closest cities to South America that we could have chosen for our last stop in the US. Not only from the geographical point of view. In Miami 70% of the citizens have Spanish as the first language and right from the airport you really have the impression you landed in … Continue reading »

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Grand, Antelope and Bryce Canyons – wonders of nature

All the three canyons Grand, Antelope and Bryce are real wonders of nature. Grand Canyon has three rims that are accessible for tourists and after leaving Las Vegas we headed for the West Rim which is not the most beautiful of the rims but it is home to the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk. Unfortunately the … Continue reading »

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What happens in Vegas stays on the blog

Oh my… this is one of the craziest places I’ve seen. And before somebody asks…. “No, we did not get married in Vegas” Before going there I thought it will be just a place with lots of kitschy stuff. But now I’m so glad that we went there and can say for sure that this … Continue reading »

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Los Angeles – city of angels

In LA I finally met my cousins Crina and Ionut who I haven`t seen in 7 years. We had a great time together with their families and on weekend we went together to Long Beach on the ocean. Crina lives close to Disneyland and in the evening we walked through Downtown Disneyland and saw the … Continue reading »

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Yosemite – giant grizzlies, not bears but trees

Yosemite National Park is known for its spectacular granite cliffs, the waterfalls, giant sequoia groves and the biological diversity. In Yosemite we drove through the Yosemite Valley where we saw the rock formation “El Capitan” which is very popular between rock climbers.

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San Francisco – don’t call it Frisco

After a short stopover in Salt Lake City where we visited the Mormons temple we drove to San Francisco. On the way we stopped at the Bonneville Salt Flats, which is the place in the salt desert where all world land speed records were measured. Afterwards on the way to San Francisco we drove through … Continue reading »

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Yellowstone – land of geysers and hot springs

Yellowstone National Park is the first national park in the world, established in 1872. It is known for the many geysers and hot springs as well as for the diverse wildlife that can be seen here like bisons, grizzlies, black bears, wolfs and so on.

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Seattle – a short stopover

After leaving Canada by the Greyhound bus we arrived for a short stopover in Seattle. The city is very nice with a lot of cultures and it’s hard to find some dish that’s specific for Seattle because it has cuisines from all over the world. But fortunately Hilary, our CS host in Seattle recommended us … Continue reading »

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New York, Neeeeew Yoooooooooork

After we took the bus to New York we arrived in Secaucus that’s a small town 15 min by bus from NY.  Here we stayed 2 nights. The other nights we stayed in a hotel just steps away from the Times Square.

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Washington DC, a lesson of history

We were very lucky in finding a CouchSurfing host in Washington. Karl, our CS host, sent me the offer to stay at his place when we were on the Greyhound bus to DC so it was a lastminute offer but it turned out to be a perfect one.

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