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  • Day177


    November 21, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 14 °C

    Lake Tahoe is split down the middle between California and Nevada so we nipped over there quite a few times on our excursions! There are some fascinating old mining towns there which has kept almost all of their original features - shops, mines, bars, ghosts.. felt some of the people were right out of the 1850s too! Virginia City in particular is a really historic town - this feels like the closest we've got to 'Americana' since we've been here.
    It's quite striking how different Nevada is as soon as you step over the border - the scenery changes, the weather gets hotter, the casinos rise up (and you can gamble pretty much anywhere including whilst waiting at your airport gate!), gun culture is much more in your face and political affiliations are made abundantly clear!
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