Sierra Nevada

Trekking through Yosemite

I was immediately thrown into the deep-end as we departed SF airport. The early afternoon traffic was pilling up on Highway 101 as we slowly made our way south east through the Bay Area. Driving on the wrong side of the road wasn’t the challenge; I last drove in Iceland a few weeks prior which was also on the left side. The challenge on the…

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On the West Side

Kicking off an epic road-trip across California

Last month I was fortunate to cross the pond on a fortnight log road-trip across California, with my younger brother Nishay. Our trip would begin from one of the USA’s most iconic cities, San Francisco, where we would then head eastwards towards the wilderness of Yosemite National Park. A long desert drive would send us into the fiery warmth of Death Valley, followed by a…

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Munching through the Big Apple

5 surprising observations on my first trip to New York City

Ah, America. It’s been a while. Actually, it’s been 13 years since an obligatory kids-visit to Disneyland Florida, so you could say it’s my first trip in living memory! This time it wasn’t Mickey Mouse luring me across the pond, but rather an exciting opportunity to meet my team from work in New York City. For a week I was mainly based at the office in Midtown Manhattan, after which…

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