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  • Day1

    Flight to LA

    June 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    After 15 hour flight landing at 6am, Julie, Kerry and I were in no condition to do any day touring so booked a day hotel for 6 hours (sleep and shower worth every cent) before heading back to the airport for 8.15pm flight to Redding. Nearly there.Read more

  • Day21

    Wieder in LA

    August 12, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Nach wieder 3 stunden Fahrt angekommen im flughafenhotel. Vorbei am pyramid Lake und durch Ellen Canyon war die strecke gut zu meistern. Koffer neu einpacken , boarding pass ausdrucken und dann morgen auto abgeben und dann gehts los...Read more

  • Day1

    Junk food jaunt!!

    March 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    So we are all very jetlagged and tired but after having a nice lunch in at the restaurant of the hotel, we decided we needed a walk. we are located very close to the airport and it’s very much concrete jungle with somePalm trees. but we managed to go up the road and find a Dennys and had some junk food Which will definitely have to be a once only experience 🤨😏🤨..Read more

  • Day1

    Los Angeles surprise!!

    March 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    So it’s snowing heavily in New York and flights have been cancelled 🤨. Qantas has put us up at the Crowne Plaza in LA and it’s raining here however we are safe and fine with a view of the LA airport. Booked to go tomorrow morning so fingers crossed.Read more

  • Day6

    Day 7: Jiuzhaigou to LA: 7/30/17

    July 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Back to USA! I can finally post freely on Facebook again! I was able to post directly to Facebook once and then not able to pass the Great Digital Wall of China since. I had to use my FindPenguins account to post my travel journal.

    I have to say the most surprising thing about this trip is the fact the bathrooms in China have improved a lot. Our guide said the government had launched a movement called "bathroom revolution", so agencies in China have invested lots of money to build better bathrooms. Even though they are still not as good as the Western ones, at least we saw a lot less horrifying things in them now. Some of them even have toilet papers! Unthinkable in the past.

    Also, Chinese tourists litter less now too. There are garbage cans every few hundred meters, so they are really good at putting their trash in the cans. Some even recycle! Although some people still spit on the floor. I think there are too many smokers in China, and many of them have lung issues, therefore need to spit a lot. At least the government has banned smoking indoors. I only saw one person smoked inside, and I told him to get lost. He walked away with his young son unashamed. Horrible person!

    With so many changes (many more high rises and highways), what hasn't changed is the kindness of the people. Everyone we met has gone out of their ways to make our travel easier. When I forgot my shoes, the hotel sent someone to bring them to me to the airport; the wife and father of our guide in Chengdu, escorted my parents from airport to train station in our absence; our VIP minibus guide in Jiuzhaigou made herself the guidance angel of my parents, always made sure they were safe and sound at every site.

    Sichuan is known for its amazing cuisine, and we had so much amazing food! From the best mapo tofu, to very authentic street food; from extremely tender yak meat, to Tibetan stuffed pancake made with local corps in the mountains. Every where we went, people were shocked how much Evan could handle the spicy food. He even challenged a chef in a little family restaurant to make the dishes as spicy as he could, and the food was spicy and wonderful!

    Saying goodbye to my parents was hard. They had turned 80 years old this year, and my mother has terrible knee problems that she can't walk very well anymore. She told me this may be her last trip, and she had a really good time. She then thanked me for enabling her to see how much of the world in the past 10 plus years. I of course told her this would not be her last trip, and I would bring her to see as much World as she wants!

    We will go back to China in 2 years!
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  • Day41

    Zurück in Los Angeles

    July 1, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Jetzt ist es so weit, der Tag der Rückgabe ist gekommen... aufstehen, wenn Tabea munter wird und gemütlich losfahren. Unser Abgabetermin ist um 11:00 Uhr. Bisher war Tabea immer so um 6 Uhr munter... sie hat wohl den Braten gerochen und hat bis acht richtig gut geschlafen. Wir natürlich auch... fein war's 😆. Jetzt wird es aber knappig, Verspätungen werden gerne und saftig in Rechnung gestellt...
    Doch geschafft, um Punkt 11:00 parken wir den Campy am Parkplatz von Cruise America. Sachen ausräumen und die Rückgabe Prozedur hat dann auch noch gedauert, aber den Sprung in der Windschutzscheibe hat doch keiner bemerkt... 😓 (das war die 2. Scheibe, die in dem Urlaub, die auf mich geht 😝).
    Ganz stilgerecht für LA fahren wir in einer Strech-Limo zum Hotel... die Limo war so vollbepackt, dass der Fahrer den Kofferraumdeckel niederbinden musste, die Füße haben wir auf einen Koffer abgestützt und der Buggy war der Beifahrer... 😆😆... vielleicht doch nicht ganz stilgerecht für LA... aber lustig war's.
    Im Hotel angekommen musste Paula erst einmal aufgestaute Energie loswerden und prüfte die Federrate beider Betten und der Couch bevor dann der Pool an der Reihe war. Am Abend war dann das Kingsize Bett schon kuschelig... und fernsehen durfte sie dann auch noch...
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  • Day7

    Auto ophalen

    May 20, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Vanaf het landen stonden we met 30 minuten weer buiten de luchthaven met onze koffers. De autoverhuurbedrijven zitten iets verder van de luchthaven en gratis pendelbusjes rijden heen en weer. Omdat alles zo vlot ging waren we 2 uur te vroeg. Daarnaast was de wens om de auto in San Francisco laten in te mogen leveren dan de ophaaltijd. Met een klein beetje bijbetaling is dit gelukt. Vervolgens was het met Tamara auto's passen. Uiteindelijk hebben we een bescheiden auto meegekregen. Er zitten trouwens 2 maal 3 zitplekken achteraan dus er is nog plaats voor 6 erbij!Read more

  • Day1

    Wir haben es geschaft, dass Gepäck nicht

    April 12, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Wir sind da! Endlich muss man sagen.
    Nach 3 Flügen und knapp 19h von Tür zu Tür sind wir in der Stadt der Engel.
    Heute morgen um 3 Uhr aufgestanden, mit Robin und Davide getroffen und zum Frankfurter Flughafen gefahren.
    Da wir Sparfüchse sind haben wir 2 Flüge vor dem eigentlichen Flug nach L.A.

    Frankfurt -> Hannover
    Hanover -> München

    Die beiden Flüge waren eigentlich ziemlich cool muss mn sagen, nach Hanover 30min Flugzeit und die Maschine fast für uns alleine.
    Nach München waren wir in einem A319, sehr klein und turbulent :D

    Ab München ging es in die A380 von Lufthansa. WOW was ein Teil!

    Der Flug mit 11h ging relativ zügig rum. Service und Verpflegung waren gut.

    In L.A. Angekommen der Schock! Nach ca. 2h Einreiße Kontrolle die Nachricht.
    „Ihr Gepäck ist in Hannover und kommt morgen“!

    Na super…

    Ändern können wir es nicht also machen wir das beste draus! Nach einer kurzen Erholung im Hotelzimmer, wieder rein in die selben Klamotten und mit dem UBER nach Strand.

    Santana Monica Pier, super schön.
    Irgendwie haben wir alle drei das Gefühl als wären wir schonmal hier gewesen. ( ja! Auf der Konsole in GTA 5 :D )
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  • Day4

    Alamo Car Rental - LAX

    November 30, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    After picking up our bags we hopped straight on a waiting shuttle to collect our rental car. Smooth process and we were told we could pick any from the appropriate section and there were more than 20 to choose from. We got a free upgrade to a 7 seater Dodge. Great car.Read more

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