I had been planning on going to San Francisco and Los Angeles for ages. Never really had an opportunity or self confidence to do this. But something someday just clicked and I decided to do it. I knew that once I bought the ticket everything else would just roll on. And it had! Absolutely an amazing trip that has left me with a traveling bug.
As I knew I would be tramping around a lot I decided to take just a carry on bag. Yes – a small backpack and nothing else! The weather was supposed to be summer’ish so no heavy clothing. Also overpacking is a mistake many people make. You do not need that many cloths. Firstly, you can always but something that you need and that can be a nice souvenir in itself. Another option is simply find a place to do laundry. Easy. I will talk about this more in the tips and tricks section.
The trip begins in my home town – Liverpool.
This was an amazing trip and highly recommended to anyone willing to see a bit of the west coast of the US. Will upload the photos in batches as there are so many… Time (!) to start the trip. Lets take the train from Liverpool Lime Street Station!
I was happy the train was on time. Would not be a pleasure to miss the plane… and the whole trip altogether!
And a bus to the aiport. The country is crying that I’m leaving it!
The airgates. As you can see the rain wanted to wave me goodbye!
Trying to make it a bit more comfertable to sleep at Dublin airport. I failed. Slept for 30 mins out of 6 hours.
Other people were better prepared and took their home with them.
The dreamliner is awaiting in Dublin! I can definitely recommend. Ethiopian Airline in a member of Star Aliance. Nothing to worry!
That morning kept going for 11 hours. Mind breaker
First meal on the way to LA. I was not hungry when I finished. That’s about it to be honest
Not sure if I liked the beers. A bit bland if you ask me. I had Carlsberg in the second run which I don’t like, so…
The Grand Canyon from above
Not so much into politics but I would NOT like to see Trump face welcoming me here.
Taking off from LA. Santa Monica in the background.
And straight off to San Francisco. You can see the famous Pacific Highway stretched down the coast.
California is definitely a sunny state. I wished I was down there at the beach!
BART – San Francisco’s sort of Underground. I had a feeling the carriage was wider than our european ones.
SF has 44 hills (more or less). Managed to climb (!) quite few of them, which wasnt always easy…
Anyway this looks like so much fun!
I felt safe. I really did!
SF’s landmark tower. The Transamerica Pyramid used to be the tallest in the city.
On the way down until you hit the bottom and end up in Alcatraz. How ironic.
There were plenty of pretty backstreets al over the city!
Just wondering how…