Showing posts with label Travel to USA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel to USA. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It Was Cold in Oakland, California

I is almost a year now since my last vacation in the United States. I would like to thank good friends and my dear family for making it happened. I truly appreciate all and I am forever grateful for your goodness!

I was browsing some travel albums awhile ago and found some photos from Oakland. This city is a major West Coast port city and the busiest port for San Francisco Bay and all of Northern California.

Church in Oakland. Sept. 2013.

It was quite chilly when we arrived that early morning in Oakland. There was a plan that day why we landed in Oakland. My sister's sister-in-law is working in that area. She brought us with her planning to take us to the next city where we should be meeting my schoolmate. Since her training did not push through, we ended up going to the University of Berkeley. I and my sister had a walk around the university campus.

Lake Meritt during our walk.
Before that, we also did a bit sightseeing in Oakland. We also did a walk around Lake Merritt while waiting for our friend.  Some things  we plan did not happened that day but I am glad that it was still a beautiful and enjoyable one!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas

Are you visiting Las Vegas? I just did and just came back home in Europe two weeks ago. During my first visit in this city last 2008, I did not have the chance to go up there.  During my second visit, I finally went  up there. I was so happy and contented.

Stratosphere is a tower, a hotel and entertainment place located in Las Vegas Boulevard.  This tower is the tallest observation tower and the tallest structure in Las Vegas.  It is also the 9th tallest free standing structure in the United States. Its  current height is 1,149 ft  or 350 m.

Its attractions include The Big Shot, Insanity the Ride, and the SkyJump Las Vegas.

On top of the tower, you can have a fantastic 360 degrees view   of Las Vegas. I truly enjoyed my visit there! Cheers!
The Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas, Nevada. I finally  had the chance to go up on top of it.
I took this image as we where on our way to the Stratosphere. I love my vacation in the US for the second time!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Visit to the Valley of Fire in Nevada, USA

It was again a memorable and wonderful trip I had in the United States lately. There  are a lot of places that I visited during my second visit and one of it  is the Valley of Fire State Park. I felt honored to visit the first  State  Park  in Nevada, USA.  It was not a good weather when we went there because was still hot in Nevada that time but still I enjoyed our visit. The   rock formations are  truly  amazing in this park.

Thanks a lot sistah and hubby for bringing me there. I miss you guys and  hope to see you next time again.
It covers an area of almost 42,000 acres (17,000 ha) and was dedicated in 1935. It derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays. 

Valley of  Fire State Park  in Nevada, USA. I had the chance to visit there last September 2012.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sightseeing in Stanford, California

First of all,  I would like to thank the lovely ladies from California especially Brianna and  Ate Mary  for  touring us in San Francisco and other places in this area.  Despite of your busy schedules, you still managed to tour us around. I truly appreciate everything. I would say, I truly had wonderful moments with you all.

One of the places we visited in California was Stanford.  Our lovely tour guide brought us to the famous Stanford University.  Inside the university campus, one of the buildings we visited was the Memorial Church. I love the architecture  of this church especially its interior.

Some images I took from the Memorial Church are found below. 

The facade of the  Stanford Memorial Church.
The interior of the Memorial Church in Stanford University.
 Stanford Memorial Church stands at the center of the campus, and is the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Jane Stanford built the church as a memorial to her husband, Leland. Together, Senator and Mrs. Stanford had constructed the University as a memorial to their son, Leland, Jr...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Travel Snapshots from San Francisco, California

Hey peeps! How are things going on? I don't have many things to say now. First, I am still not feeling well but feeling very better compared to yesterday. Thanks to sister  nurse for the medication. I would  only love to  share some snapshots I took from San Francisco, California. I love that city and wish to go back there again in the future.

At the Union Square in San Francisco.
At the Fisherman's Wharf! I love the seafood in this area.
view from the Port of San Francisco. Thanks to Brianna for suggesting to us to ride the ferry. It was a wonderful experience!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Planning for A Trip To The U.S.

There are just a lot of travel plans for this year. I am hoping that most of these will be materialized. Some were already booked and some are still on its planning period. As much as possible I want to plan all these trips as early as I can to avoid hassle and stress. Undoubtedly, I already started to search for affordable airlines and cheap hotels for this plan. One of the travel destinations included in the travel plan is United States of America. I am also planning to visit Canada when time and budget are available.

Since three weeks ago until now, one thing that keeps me busy is searching for cheap Delta Air Lines Flights online. I once boarded this airline during my first holiday to the U.S. last 2008 and I am quite contented with their service.

I am also trying to make a list of the places that I want to visit in this holiday. Here is the tentative itinerary.

Las Vegas, Nevada- This was my port of entry during my first visit to the U.S. last 2008. I boarded one of the Delta Air Lines flights from Munich, had a stop-over in Atlanta, Georgia and then headed to Las Vegas Mc Carran International Airport. It was quite a long flight but maybe due to too much excitement visiting the U.S. for the first time, I did not felt so tired at all.

The "Sin City" and the "Entertainment Capital of the World" is truly fabulous! I had a lot of fun and memories in this city. That two months holiday I had there was truly a fantastic one. I can't wait to visit it again hopefully this coming summer season. I am quite excited to see some family members there.
the replica of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris Las Vegas. This was taken during my visit last 2008.

Phoenix, Arizona- I am not quite sure if the wedding that I will be attending will be held in Phoenix. This is actually the main reason why I am going to the U.S., to witness the incoming wedding of my sister sometime in June or July this year. Her fiancee currently lives in this capital city of Arizona.

I would like to visit some of the sights there including the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Science Center,St. Mary's Basilica, Tovrea Castle and I would for sure love to walk around downtown Phoenix.

Seattle, Washington- My friend who temporarily lives in Germany will accompany her daughter who will be going to one of the universities in Washington. We are planning to meet each other there sometime in July. From there, we might be taking a cross-country trip to Vancouver, Canada. I hope this will be materialized.

A sightseeing to the Pike Place Market, Space Needle or a visit to some of its museums and parks would surely be included if this trip will push through.

Vancouver, Canada- I have some acquaintances and friends living in Vancouver. They have been mentioning that this city is a wonderful place to live-in. It is being frequently ranked as one of the "best cities to live in". No wonder my friends love it living there. It is also famous for its majestic natural beauty being nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains.

I am hoping that I can meet my friend in Washington so that we can make a trip to one of the beautiful cities of Canada. I consider Vancouver a wonderful and a beautiful destination to visit in the future.

There are still a lot of cities and states that I would like to include in my second visit to the United States. I have to finalize everything once I know the exact wedding date of my sister.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Florida Holiday- Things to Do and to See

The Fall season is getting very cold now. It simply means that winter is almost here. If you have the chance to spend a vacation, what place you want to go? If you ask me, I would love to go to Florida. You know why? It is a popular winter destination due to its warm climate. This is the reason why it is called as "The Sunshine State" in the United States.

Florida is located in the most south-eastern state in the United States of America. It is also know for its beautiful landscape, amazing them parks, gorgeous beaches and interesting cities. No wonder it became a popular winter destination not only for Americans but also from tourists all over the world.

Plan in advance your vacation in Florida. I am quite sure, you can search for affordable flights to Florida. Among the few airlines that offer cheap flights are American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. This is the advantage of our modern technology using computer and internet. You can always browse for your vacation and holidays in any time of the day at the comfort of your home.

Travellers out there, here are some tips of what to do and see when visiting the Sunshine State of Florida.

Visit Florida's Theme Parks

You can visit here the Disney World, the biggest and most renowned theme park in the world . Some of the world's best known theme parks, including Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld are located there. The world class water parks to see and to experience are the Sea World, Islands of Adventure and the Wet and Wild.

Disneyland in Anaheim CA during our visit last 2008. I wish to visit the theme parks in Florida in the future.

Go To The Beach

Florida is famous for its beautiful fine white beaches. Its warm weather and hundreds of miles of beaches attracts millions of visitors every year. Some of the best beaches include the West Palm Beach, Panama City Beach and Daytona Beach but I would also love to experience a day in Miami Beach.

Take a Cruise

This is one thing I would especially love to experience when I visit Florida in the future. Cruising in a luxury ship going to the Caribbean would be a fascinating experience. You can leave in the port of Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami or Canaveral.

See and Experience

You need to see the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex, Space Shuttle Launch, Gatorland, the numerous Florida Lighthouses, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Salvador Dali Museum and other interesting sights in this country.

Some outdoor activities worth to experience are diving, hiking and backpacking and fishing. Florida is also well-known for its lively night life. Regardless of preference Florida has something to offer for any kind of traveler like you and me.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Things to Do When Visiting Miami

Planning for a holiday to Miami and still don't know what do there? Miami, the world renowned city of Florida, is known for its endless beaches and vivacious lifestyle. Often described as a hot and tropical destination, Miami boasts a sunny and bright climate all through the year.

If you are visiting Miami, there are several beautiful local sites and numerous popular things to do that you should not miss: Delta Air Lines are offering affordable flights from anywhere in the U.S. or any destination from around the world to Miami.

Snorkel and scuba dive

With its ideal weather and warm water, beaches in Miami are the great place to experience some underwater adventure. The city has various activity options in beaches that appeal all age groups. Apart from the gorgeous South Beach, you can visit to Virginia Key Beach. Discover numerous interesting paths through various hidden coves with thousands of colorful fishes and corals surrounding while enjoying your scuba diving. If you are looking for a secluded beach experience, then Haulover beach is the best choice for you.

Stroll on the strip

Miami’s popular South Beach has the stunning strip that is known as the one most beautiful spot in this city. While the South Beach offers amazing scenic views of Miami, the strip boasts numerous shops, restaurants and nightclubs line the streets adjacent to the sand. You can shop, enjoy in the clubs and dine in fancy restaurants on the strip.

Relish a typical Floridian dinner

Miami has a great mix of cultures and that’s the reason for the diversity in restaurants in this city. Whether you want to savor the typical Floridian seafood dinner or a different cuisine at any of the restaurants in the city, there are a number of choices for you. Some of the popular names include the Joe's Stone Crabs, News CafĂ©, Emeril's Miami Beach Restaurant, Poraco Capital Grille, Shorty's Bar-B-Q and Tropical Chinese Restaurant.

Experience Miami nightlife

With a vibrant and pulsating nightlife, Miami welcomes all its guests to indulge in music, fun and dance. Renowned for the best night scenes in the world, this city truly plunges in to a sparkling nightlife as the sun goes down. Popular clubs in this city includes the Club Space, Clevelander, Opium Garden and the Miami Velvet Swing Club.

Check out where the celebrities live

Miami is the home of several celebrities. Tourists come here to see celebrities and celebrity homes. The city offers various celebsightseeing tours where the tours take the tourists on a boat cruise to show the celebrity homes.

If you are planning for a trip to Miami, there is a lot to see and do in this city. Experience a wonderful nightlife, visit the city’s popular spots, stay in a cheap Miami hotel, dine in the restaurants and swim through the tropical water to experience something new in this city. Be sure to plan your trip ahead to Miami. You can also check cheap flights in American Airlines when flying to Miami.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vegas Vacation

2008, 2009, 2010 and now we are in 2011. I am trying to remember how many years had passed since I spent a two-months vacation in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It was one of the most memorable and fabulous vacation I ever had. I am hoping to visit again United States in the near future and wishes to stay in any hotels on 5th ave. It is a luxury hotel but an affordable one. Here I am and Portia inside The Forum Shops in Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. She is one of the good people I met in this city. Thanks a lot my friend for the company you gave me while in Vegas. I hope you are doing great wherever you are now.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Skywatching in Disneyland, California

First of all, I want to welcome the month of August! This is my lucky month because I was born in this month. July is finally over. I can't imagine sometimes how time flies-by so fast. Anyway, it seems that I did not share photos of my favorite memes. Sorry guys, my days are always busy especially that I have to do a lot offline.

Here are some images for you. The first one was taken in Disneyland, California during our visit last June 2008. I have a yellow cosmos flower also as a welcome to this month. I wish everyone a lovely month of August! Take care folks!

Cosmos is a genus of about 20–26 species of annual and perennial plants in the family Asteraceae, native to scrub and meadow areas in Mexico (where the bulk of the species occur), the southern United States (Arizona, Florida), Central America and northern South America south to Paraguay.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Paradise Pier, Disneyland, California

Paradise Pier is a themed "land" at Disney's California Adventure Park, Disneyland's sister park. Its appearance is based on that of real California boardwalks. Despite its name and the presence of a nearby manmade lake, Paradise Pier is not actually a pier, but merely a waterside area of the park. The roller coaster California Screamin' sprawls across much of it, with various other attractions and forms of entertainment scattered around it.

Here is an image taken during our visit last 2008.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

River of America in Disneyland, California

Midnight is almost here again! I just watched a TV program with hubby an hour ago. I am also quite sleepy now. Before I sign-off let me share first this remembrance photo I took during our cruise in River of America in Disneyland, California. This was taken during our visit last June 2008. I had a lot of fun and memories with my sister, relative and friends here. Thanks guys for all your visit and comments in my blogs. I will see you tomorrow again! take care folks!
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hoover Dam in Nevada, USA

Good day folks! It seems that yesterday was April but we are all now in the month of May. It is currently raining in our place which make the weather a bit cold. My garden is happy again to have some fresh rainwater. I am not happy because the snails are also eating the leaves of my plants and flowers. I just can't stop them. I hope to go to the garden center this week to stop these snails.

Here are two pictures I took from Hoover Dam taken during my vacation to the United States two years ago. This is an amazing work of engineering and architecture! Respect to the engineers, workers, planners and supporters of this huge dam.
Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. When completed in 1936, it was both the world's largest hydroelectric power generating station and the world's largest concrete structure. It was surpassed in both these respects by the Grand Coulee Dam in 1945. It is currently the world's 38th-largest hydroelectric generating station.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The World Inside Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

I am showing for the first time My World in Las Vegas. This picture was taken by me last May 2008 during my vacation in Las Vegas. This is the Spiral escalators at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. I just love the monuments and architecture inside this hotel. That is also the reason why I spent most of my time inside this hotel dining, shopping, playing games sometimes and yes I was able to watch the Red Piano Concert of Elton John at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace. That was a very interesting show! I love it!
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Water in Paradise Pier Park, Disneyland CA

Football game is over! and the winner is FC Bayern Muenchen! I can't stop watching the game played between Olympique Lyon and FC Bayern Munich. It was a very interesting fight. Let's go share this image I took in Paradise Pier in Disneyland, California last June 2008. I guess I don't want to say a lot of things anymore. Let this image below speak for itself. I am just quite tired today. It seems that I had a long day working in the house and in our garden plus updating some of my blogs...wink! I wish you a great evening.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

A Yellow Day in Disneyland, California

Here is yellow day in Disneyland California. I took this photo during my vacation last year in teh US. This is such a wonderful place to enjoy! Have a great evening to all friends especially from Europe.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

WW- Excalibur in Las Vegas

Wanna see the fantasy hotel in Las Vegas? Here is Excalibur Hotel taken during my 2 months vacation in the US last year. This is cool! I can't stay too long guys. I am just so tired today after having not enough sleep last night. I was having a shoulder pain again! not really good! take care everyone!


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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Remembering my Vegas Vacation

on top of Rio Suite Hotel in Las Vegas ...after watching the famous Ringling and Barnum and Bailey Circus in New Orleans Hotel.....i'm very tan it..but it's so hot in here!!..those buildings on the background are the Caesars Palace, Wynn, Mirage, Encore, Planet Hollywood, Treasure island, Bellagio, etc..

I am happy today after having a chat with my family and siblings back home. I seldom had conversation with them due to time difference and long distance call is quite expensive. We can only talk thru chat in the internet for free. It was also a very clear and nice connection talking with them today. I was also glad hearing the voice of my dear cousin, Ann who had an emergency vacation to go home. She was asking me when I am going back to Vegas...told her when I got some I truly enjoyed her company especially when watching her live performed in Ballys Hotel. All I can say guys, I truly had a great vacation in Las Vegas. People out there who are interested for Vegas vacations, hurry up!! Enjoy life and live it to the fullest!! I coming back to Vegas next time...when? that's the big question..hehehe...have a great day to all!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Remembering My US Trip

I always remember my trip to the United States last year especially our escapades in Disneyland. See this photo, this was my token in Disneyland. I love it there!! hope to be backed next time!! I am welcoming the love month now!! It is February already!!

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