It was freezing cold when we woke up at 5am in a tiny Tent Cabin we were renting at Half Dome Village. Summer is almost near but the temperature at night still drops to below 10 centigrade. We headed to the shared bathroom, 30 steps away from our cabin, to freshen up and proceeded to have our Western breakfast. We readied ourselves with what we anticipated to be the highlight of our Yosemite tour, hiking the Panorama Trail. Read More
“Are you sure this is a good idea?” This was the question my wife asked me when I told her we will have to take bus, train, and bus again to Yosemite and then to San Francisco. I told her, “Yes, it is and it’s fun.” Also, it wasn’t like we have lots of options. Taking the public transportation was the only way to go.Read More
Our trip to San Francisco was quite challenging not only because we were first timers, but, also because we didn’t have a car. Renting a car was out of question because it’s quite expensive and the parking. We’ve heard that the parking fee could cost a fortune. Good thing, San Francisco is very accessible and tourist attractions are easy to reach.
If it is your first time in California, San Francisco is one of the two cities you would first think to explore, Los Angeles being the other one. For some people, like me who’ve never been in California, we would think that San Francisco is the exact opposite of Los Angeles. Los Angeles is one sprawling city, while San Francisco is compact and very accessible. Los Angeles is loud while San Francisco is more serene. These two cities sure have differences, but, both have diverse cultures that everyone would fall in love with.
Straight from Los Angeles, we headed to our first National Park ever, the Yosemite National Park. The pictures of granite and huge monolith and of waterfalls used to be just that, pictures, until we finally came. The beauty of Yosemite came in full bloom and there is no word to describe it but all the words synonymous to amazing.
Later last month, our vacation in California has commenced and we were both thrilled and excited. Our plane ticket was booked months in advance and accommodations were planned ahead of time. Since it was our first time in the United States, preparation was totally in order. Research, asking recommendations from local friends and more research were done to make sure our much awaited vacation will plan out perfectly. After all, we felt like we totally deserved it.Read More