It’s Winter holidays time, and many of us are wondering where to head next. If you are unfortunate enough to live in the North (like myself), seeking out some sunshine is crucial at this time of the year. It could be anything from a short break away from the city to a 16-hour flight to South-East Asia. As long as you get to recharge your batteries and bring up your D vitamin level.
Frequent travelers may hear this question a lot – What was the least safe country you have been to? Especially those who travel alone. What makes a country dangerous for a tourist? Surely some countries are portrayed as least safe countries, even violent against foreign visitors. In most cases they are not safe for their citizens either. As Tom Perko mentioned at his TED talk, the people are mostly friendly everywhere, but it’s the media that creates these images. Also there are rumors, that neighboring countries create about each other which in fact are not true at all. There are, however, real stories, when people end up in unpleasant situations and feel threatened.
Now that a month has passed since we returned from our awesome USA roadtrip, it’s time to sum up and create a post on the things we liked. We had planned a lot of different destinations, so the trip was quite intense. I might have to thing of few more posts on some specific locations and things we did. Here are some of the best moments and memorable experiences from our trip.
We continued our adventure in San Diego with visiting the famous Zoo. Make sure to arrive early, as it get’s crowded. I also recommend purchasing tickets in advance – online. You will receive a map at the gates.
The Zoo is very large in size, so in order to enjoy all the animals, more than one day is needed. We managed to squeeze most of it in one day due to tight schedule. There is an option to use tour bus inside the zoo, which may be a good idea if you are not into long walks. Luckily there is enough shade to hide from the sun.
As time is getting closer to a moment, when our flight will take off, it is a good idea to think about the itinerary. The trip is 2 weeks long and covers a lot of ground. As a first time visit, there is a number of must-see cities and sights. Before hitting the road, we will spend our first night in San Francisco, as that is where our plane from London lands. The hotel we booked is located near the SFO Airport and cost us 70$/night. The next morning we will catch a flight with Southwest Airlines down to Phoenix, Arizona. This airline has some impressive offers, our rate was 60$/person for mentioned flight! Once we land in Phoenix, a rough plan looks like this: