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  • You see the origin of the name

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    Roadtrip USA: Death Valley National Park

    We got up early again and after a suprisingly good motel breakfast, we headed off to Yosemite Park. At 7 AM we barely saw another car for hours. Following some internet advice we followed Badwater Road. I must say, it was pretty pretty boring. Sand, rocks and the glarring heat were all we encountered during our […]

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  • Nevada Fall's ... we did it

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    Roadtrip USA: Yosemite Park

    After the bustling city of San Francisco we head east to Yosemite Park. We departed at 5:30 AM to avoid the heavy traffic and still found a lot of cars on the Freeway. In around 4 hours we arrived in Yosemite Village and after a quick snack at the Yosemite Lodge, we went for our first trail: […]

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  • Welcome to the Googleplex

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    Roadtrip USA: Silicon Valley

    After our one hour commute through heavy traffic to Stanford University in Silicon Valley, we can understand that people ride the luxury hipster busses. Stanford University’s main campus stretches over an area of 3,3 ha and is beautiful. With a lot of green and history rich buildings everywhere, you could easily imagine yourself taking some courses […]

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  • Fried potatoe on rice

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    Roadtrip USA: Japantown San Francisco

    Besides the large Chinatown, San Francisco also has Japantown. It’s smaller, streching just over 6 blocks and it’s much more relaxed and clean. The action takes place inside of 3 malls between Filmore St and Laguna St. Japantown is much less tourist focused, than Chinatown. We browsed through shops selling practical household and travel accessories and had […]

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  • Dragon's gate

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    Roadtrip USA: Chinatown San Francisco

    San Francisco has the oldest and largest chinese community outside of Asia: Chinatown San Francisco. Centrally located near the Financial District it stretches around 24 square blocks. At the beginning of Grant Avenue you are greeted by the Dragon’s Gate to enter a world of Chinese restaurants, shops, massage parlors and fortune tellers. Chinatown is […]

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  • UC Berkeley Wheeler Hall

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    Roadtrip USA: UC Berkeley and Sausalito

    We crossed the Bay Bridge to UC Berkeley. Parking was convenient and free in a garage one block away from the campus. Check out Parkopedia for worldwide parking advice. Saved us hundreds of bucks already. As it’s the beginning of the fall semester, there were dozens of booths for clubs and sorieties looking for new […]

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  • Alcatraz Island west side

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    Roadtrip USA: Alcatraz Night Tour

    Having scored tickets for the Alcatraz night tour a few weeks ago, we headed to Fisherman’s Wharf and the piers in the afternoon. We had a whole Dungeness Crab at Pier Market Restaurant on Pier 39. A messy, but delicious feast. At 6:30 PM the ferry to Alcatraz island departed from Pier 33. The ride […]

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  • San Francisco Streets

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    Roadtrip USA: San Francisco

    In San Francisco we had an Airbnb Apartment booked for one week. It’s an one bedroom just 15 minutes from Downtown. It has a huge patio, a great modern kitchen, a washer & dryer, a small but modern bathroom and parking right below the house. Everything was fresh and clean except for some pizza slices […]

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