My flight back home have me the opportunity to see the parts of California I have visited in the past week from above. Continue reading Goodbye to California
I spent the last three-and-a-half days of my stay in the United States hiking in the (Red)woods. These tree giants are very impressive to see, which is why I kept strolling through the forest almost until the last minute. Continue reading Into the (Red)woods
For the past one-and-a-half days I have been making my way up the coast in California – on a very windy road. Continue reading California Coast
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
Now, after finishing my third (and final) leg of my train trip across the Continental United States, I would like to present some impressions from my time aboard Amtrak trains. Continue reading Across the country, one-way, please!
My last stop of my road trip through Utah was another highlight: Bryce Canyon. I explored the area on the Queen’s Garden Trail, the Navajo Loop, the Peek-A-Boo Loop, and the Rim Trail. Continue reading What a nice garden, Your Majesty!
Today was reserved for a Slot Canyon Tour. Unfortunately, I could not find any, so I had to organize my day myself. I ended up visiting Devil’s Garden, the Petrified Forest, and Escalante River, making some short hikes at all these destinations. Continue reading What a nice garden, Mr. Devil!
Who would have thought what kind of treasures are hidden in Southern Utah? The Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument is another one of them. Continue reading Grand views in Grand Staircase–Escalante
Today, I basically experienced all seasons at some point #8211; except for summer, which would have been the season I expected to experience. Continue reading First snow, then sunshine
Again, I was exploring some canyons ̵ at least in a broader sense: The focus were the cliff dwellings along the canyons of Mesa Verde. Continue reading Living at the edge of the green table
When crossing the United States by train, I cannot miss a particular train journey: the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Continue reading Into the Rockies with the Narrow Gauge Railroad
I have also visited today’s target, the Canyonlands National Park, already before. During my last visit, however, I explored the Island in the Sky – ans this section of the park is completely different to the Needles District which I visited today. Continue reading Canyons of a different kind
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
Chicago has not quite lived up to its name as Windy City: It was less windy than New York. However, it was not really warmer. Still, I had a nice time in Chicago. Continue reading Chicago, the real(ly not that) 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?