Category Archives: Country 05: America

A Hectic Day in NYC

After almost no sleep Tim and I woke up and got ready to catch the train to the Staten Island Ferry so that we could see NYC from afar and also sneak in a peek of the Statue of Liberty. … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Country 05: America

Go the Yankee’s!!

Today we woke well and truly refreshed after having 12 hours sleep. When we got up it was almost lunch time, so we thought we would tick off something else from our wishlist, a picnic in Central Park. Before heading … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Country 05: America

From Sin City to the Big Apple

After going to Vegas for 4 days and staying for a little over two months we thought it was definitely time to pack our suitcases, say goodbye to our new Vegas friends and leave Sin City. We booked a red … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Country 05: America

The Highlights of Vegas

Vegas…there is so much I could write about this place, pool parties, erotic poetry, David Copperfield, The Strip, unique teppanyaki, Craps, casinos, pop up chapel, celebrities, mobsters, suspected bobcat, bottle service, hypnosis….but maybe I should just start at the beginning. … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Country 05: America

Vegas Home

The house we house sat  for in Las Vegas was amazing! It is 4 stories with a swimming pool, spa, an awesome view of the Vegas strip from the top floor, the friendliest cat (that we managed to keep alive … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Country 05: America

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon was on our must see list, so we hired a car from Avis car rentals and went halves in the cost with the fellow couch surfing guys Michael and Julie. It was an early start as we wanted … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Country 05: America

Sin City!

We had decided the cheapest and easiest way to get from Santa Monica to Las Vegas would be via car sharing. Looking online we found a young guy named James heading to Vegas exactly when we needed to go. We … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Country 05: America

Universal Studios

Through a friend we managed to book discounted tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood, which was great. We arrived literally as the doors were opening and managed to get on all of the big popular rides before there were any lines. … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Country 05: America

Beautiful Santa Monica

After getting to the airport in Tokyo 5 hours early we still almost didn’t make our flight! Our exit ticket out of the USA exceeded the allowed 90 days, meaning that with half an hour to spare we had to … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Country 05: America