Big Sur

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On the way to Pismo Beach, where we’d have to stop for the night, we took a detour through a shaded pine forest and a small canyon. We had read about a little secret spot that we wanted to check out but it wasn’t clearly signposted and we weren’t exactly sure that we were on […]

Gulls, sea otters and jellyfish

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We left San Francisco in the evening, since we wanted to spend as much time as possible on the next leg of our trip: the world-famous Pacific Coast Highway, otherwise known as Highway 1. We drove all the way to a little place called Capitola, a toy town near Santa Cruz with colourful houses, surf […]

If you’re going to San Francisco (I)

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First of all, here’s a song to put you in the mood… San Francisco has…something. It’s an awesome place. I know, i know, that’s not exactly big news. I guess everybody knows that in a way – but it’s true, i tell you. Being there felt like being in a novel (like this one or […]

Escape from Alcatraz

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We only had a couple of days to spend in San Francisco, so as soon as we had crossed the Bay Bridge we headed straight to Alcatraz – the main attraction that we both wanted to see. We originally wanted to get on the spooky night tour, but it was booked out – so we […]

Back to civilization

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We left Yosemite for San Francisco – a mere 300 km (peanuts compared to the distances we were used to on that trip), but we were so tired after a long and strenuous (but awesome) hike that we didn’t feel like finding our way in the big city after all that wilderness. So we decided […]

Where the big trees are

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Hey there! It’s been a long time since i’ve written about our all-american adventures. I managed to injure my back at the Feldberg (on the baby slope. don’t ask me how i did it.) which kept me out of action for a while. But i recently started reading this book and it’s made me feel quite […]

What happens in Vegas

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After a day spent mostly on the beach (and also stocking up on camping supplies at REI – greatest outdoor shop ever, by the way), we left LA behind and headed inland – we wanted to drive all the way to the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, but that is precisely 1000 km (well actually precisely […]

That LA sky

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Los Angeles is a strange, strange place. It’s a difficult city to love, and i couldn’t shake the feeling that there is so much misery behind all that glamour. But even though it’s a tough and superficial place, there is one thing about it that is of unbelievable beauty: the  sky. There’s something about it […]