The Grand Staircase – from Tuba City to Zion Canyon

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So, where were we?? Oh, that’s right… caught in a snowstorm in the middle of the Arizona plains: As i hinted in my last post, the drive from Monument Valley to Zion National Park suddenly became a wee bit scary, and unless we reacted quickly it looked like we might have to spend the night in […]

Navajo Nation

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We left the Grand Canyon and prepared ourselves for another few hunded miles on the road. The landscape quickly changed back into flat, dry plains… and the land around us soon changed into a brick red colour. We were entering Navajo territory. Once again, we cruised along these endless roads and fields of red dust, […]

The Grand Canyon

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After driving for about 300 km in the deserted Arizona plains, the scenery suddenly started to change around us. First, the desert was replaced by trees… and then the flat as a pancake wilderness changed into this: We were getting closer! I felt so giddy and excited. We arrived at the south side of the […]

Wild wild west

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Leaving the lights of Las Vegas and the strange Nevada desert behind, we ventured further and further into the wild wild west and headed into the Grand Canyon state – Arizona, baby! We drove on along seemingly endless roads snaking through deserted fields and (rarely) past spooky middle-of-nowhere towns – we’d sometimes go for miles […]

Leaving Las Vegas (Hoover Dam and Lake Mead!)

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After a long sleepless night driving around sort of dazzled by the Vegas bling, we urgently needed some relatively healthy comfort food… but everything in the city seemed somehow very unappetizing, so we decided to do as our trusty lonely planet guide suggested and take a detour to try out a restaurant some 30 km out of […]