Visiting a high security prison

In San Francisco, I am doing sightseeing in stages – in a seven-year-long cycle: In 2003, I walked the streets of the city for a day. In 2010, I only had time to (re)visit the most important sights. Today, I finally visited one of the biggest tourist attractions in town: Alcatraz. Continue reading Visiting a high security prison

Crossing the Rockies with the California Zephyr

Acutally, I only wanted to write a combined blog entry about all my train trips in the United States. However, the trip across the Rockies aboard the California Zephyr (as the train from Chicago to San Francisco is called) was just too beautiful to not blog about it immediately. Continue reading Crossing the Rockies with the California Zephyr

New York, the Windy City?

I have spent the past three days in New York – only three days, one is inclined to say: For the number of sights in the Big Apple, this is not much indeed. Additionally, the weather was not ideal: Even though it was better than the weather forecast led me to believe (just half a day of rain instead of all three), there was an icy wind blowing almost all the time.

Nonetheless, I got to see what I wanted: As this trip was my seventh stay in the city, I did not have to try to visit everything again, but could instead focus on the new sights and old favourites – and this is just what I have done. Continue reading New York, the Windy City?