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At the beginning of our 6 months European Adventure we (my husband and I) visited Prague. It is very beautiful and enchanting city. I’ve been in Prague couple of times and I really love this wonderful city. I recommend it to everyone who travels to Europe.
Enjoy the slideshow part 1 of 3. To see the pictures click on them and the slideshow will start. Enjoy.
In 2010 I decided to go for a weekend road trip to SanFrancisco. So on one Friday morning my friend and I hit the road. I t was the longest drive I ever did. We have decided to take Highway 1 through Big Sur. Really beautiful road with such an amazing views. I think that everyone should take that ride at least once in their lifetime. Next month my husband will experience this for the first time. I know he will love it. Since we went in June the weather was very foggy which you will see in my pictures.
One of the stops we took on our way was Bixby Creek Bridge. It is considered as the most famous and most beautiful among all the Big Sur’s bridges and it is one of the most photographed features on the West Coast. Bixby Bridge located in Monterey County was opened in 1932. It is an reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge. Its total length is 714 feet (218 m), and it is 280 feet (85 m) high. That is impressive.
We also stopped by the Rocky Creek Bridge.
Don’t look down if you are afraid of heights!
It took us about 12 hours to get from San Diego to San Francisco. We were exhausted at the end of the day.
Next day we explored San Francisco by car. It was much fun.
This Orthodox Church got my attention right away.
This photo below is definitely one of my favorites.
Of course I couldn’t miss seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. This is what I saw. Oh, foggy days.
But night view on the bridge was just perfect.
What would you like to see in San Francisco?
We are getting ready for our next road trip and we will definitely spend one day in SF so do you have any recommendations what to see? where to go?
In 2007 I came to the States for the first time, and I thought it will be my last time as well. I have never been so wrong as that time. One of the destinations during my USA adventure was Los Angeles. I planned to stay in LA for 7 days, but after 3 days when I saw all what I wanted to see I left to San Diego – but this is story for another post. I have been in LA for 4 days and day and a half of that was pouring. It almost never rains in LA and it was one of the biggest rains I’ve seen. It didn’t stop me from seeing what I wanted though.
I hiked to see the Hollywood Sign – I know it is nothing impressive but definitely worth seeing.
Of course I wondered on the Walk of Fame in search of some cool stars 🙂
I could not miss going to see Beverly Hills as well. As a teenager I watched “Beverly Hills 90210” so I just had to go there and see what is it all about.
Santa Monica – oh yeah! Beach this is what life is all about. Ok, maybe not all about but definitely I had fun.
One more confession: I watched a lot of “Baywatch” back in the day. Oh all those dreamy lifeguards.
Los Angeles is definitely very interesting and entertaining place but it never had a chance to steal my heart. I like coming back there but it is not my favorite place for sure.
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One of the places I have visited in 2007 during my American Adventure was Vegas. It was actually the first city on my agenda. I flew from Minnesota where it became a little bit cold at that time of the year for sunny hot Vegas. I stayed in the USA Hostel, which is located near Fremont Street. It was a pretty fun experience. I stayed for 4 days. On one of those days I went to see the Grand Canyon. The first night I enjoyed the Fremont Street Experience.
The next 2 days I spent exploring the Las Vegas Strip. It was an unforgettable experience for someone like me. I couldn’t decide where I wanted to go and what I wanted to see. I picked up a tourist map and marked the places I wanted to go.
On my list I had:
Flamingo – Wildlife Habitat
Bellagio – Conservatory
Stratosphere – I run out of time to do this one, and other places I will come across.
Believe or not but this is my first picture of a palm tree ever!
One of the places I had no idea existed was the Mirage: Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. While admiring Zigfried’s white tigers I heard an announcement about a dolphin store which for me music to my ears. Dolphins are my favorite critters in the world (next to other favorite species). So I went in search of that Dolphin store and found my self at the Dolphin Habitat. I loved it. It is unforgettable experience for me. It was the first time in my life I have seen real dolphins. It was one of the two happiest days during my American Adventure.
I had a really fun time, and met lots of great people from around the world. While being there I definitely felt like I was in another world. A world I have never thought I will find myself in. Since then, I’ve visited Vegas 2 more times already and have always found new places to explore. I’m pretty sure I will share them with you in the near future.
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In 2007 I took the journey of my life (I named it My American Adventure). I came to the U.S for the summer as a part of a student exchange program. I lived and worked in Minnesota for 3 months. While enjoying my time in the 10000 Lakes Area I planed a one month trip around the country. One of the stops on my way was the Grand Canyon. That day my travel dream came true. And it was better than I thought it will be. It was an incredible experience to see one of the greatest natural creations this world has to offer.
I do love sharing facts about things I’m passionate. Here are some facts about Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon was formed by the Colorado River, which flows west through the canyon and averages about 300 feet width, 100 feet in depth and flows at an average speed of four miles per hour. Took 3-6 million years to form; erosion continues to alter its contours.
The Grand Canyon is 18 miles wide. At average the Canyon is 5,000 ft deep. The Grand Canyon is 227 miles long. The Canyon takes up 1,218,376 acres of land. The Canyon is on a tilt the north rim is 1200 ft higher than the south rim. The Grand Canyon below Yavapai point is 2,400 feet above sea level, about 4,500 feet below the South Rim and 5,400 feet below the North Rim for an average depth of about one mile. At the deepest part of the canyon is 6,000 vertical feet. The Grand Canyon is NOT the biggest canyon in the world. Barranca de Cabre in Northern Mexico and Hell’s Canyon in Idaho are deeper.
The Grand Canyon National Park is populated by five Indian tribes: The Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai, Paiute and Hualapai. There is a diverse population of life in the canyon, where over 1,500 plant, 355 bird, 89 mammalian, 47 reptile, 9 amphibian, and 17 fish species are found. The canyon offers a nearly undisturbed natural habitat through a range of elevations from desert to mountain forests on the rims. Among all these creatures there are some that need our help to survive. Thes are only a few endangered wildlife species: Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, California Condor, California Brown Pelican, Big Horn Sheep, Humpback Chub, Relict Leopard Frog. Endangered plant species Brady Pincushion Cactus and Sentry Milkvetch.
The Grand Canyon is located in Mountain Time Zone and never changes to daylight Savings Time, so much of the year the time is the same as in California.
In 2007 was the first time I visited States. I came here for a student exchange program. I spend 3 months working at a resort in beautiful Minnesota, known as the “Land of 10000 Lakes“. The resort I lived at is located between two beautiful lakes in the middle of the forest, far from big cities and crowds. Surrounded by wild nature, warm weather and great people made my summer unforgettable.
During those 3 months spent in the wilderness I planed trip of my life (at least at that moment in my life it was journey of my life).
I devided my trip in a 4 parts:
1. Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon,
Fremont Street, Las Vegas
2. Los Angeles and San Diego,
Sea World, San Diego
3. Miami South Beach,
4. New York and Niagara Falls.
Statue of Liberty
I will tell you more about all this places and share pictures in near future.
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