A visit to Los Angeles is never complete without walking the boardwalk of Venice Beach. Expect to see the muscle boys, the mimes , the musicians, the jugglers, the jesters, a true microcosm of LA shall I say, the colorful, the unique, the absurd and everything in-between there is to find. I can only imagine […]Read more "Venice Beach & Santa Monica Pier, California, USA"
Returning back to work after my US trip, one of my colleague asked me if I have seen anyone famous. My response was, “No, but I have seen that Asian guy who occasionally pops up in Jimmy Kimmel videos, the one holding a cross telling everyone to repent because the end is near and the […]Read more "Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA"
If there is a primary reason to visit USA, it is the Grand Canyon. Do not doubt the exclamations or the superlative review on the web, the Grand Canyon is simply “Grand” and definitely America’s best. It is one of the place on Earth to surrender to the grandiosity of Nature, to feel small and […]Read more "The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA"
Once home to some of America’s most notorious criminals, said to be a prison where no one can escape, possibly an imagination fueled by similar movies I have seen, I always imagine Alcatraz to be located somewhere in an extremely isolated place, but in reality it is a mere 2 km away from San Francisco’s […]Read more "Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California, USA"
From across the Fisherman’s Wharf, I saw the Coit Tower. It looks difficult to reach, I don’t even know where and how to walk up there, but I knew with such elevated height, the view will be magnificent. I asked locals in the wharf area for direction, I was advised to climb Filbert Street stairs […]Read more "Coit Tower and Crooked Street, San Francisco, California, USA"
San Francisco, to describe this city requires mingle of words. A city of liberals, hippies, hipster, yuppies, techies, immigrants. A city of the famous Red Bridge, the Alcatraz, the Beat Generation, of art venues, of culinary experimentation, of crooked streets, and cable cars. I do understand why it is easy to fall in love with […]Read more "Cable Cars and Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California, USA"
The best part of America I must say are places protected and maintained by the National Parks. This is the postcard perfect USA we see on guidebooks and travel channels, beyond the attraction of Hollywood sign or the idea of mega cities, the national park images that makes you want to put on your hiking […]Read more "Yosemite National Park, California, USA"