Saturday, 14 November 2009

Last week in the states

OK, now I am in Las Vegas. I'm afraid this town might be slightly wasted on me since I am not a gambler and don't understand why anyone would build a town in the middle of the desert just for gambling.
But I am looking forward to seeing the Grand Canyon which I am driving to tonight with a bunch of couchsurfers.Then we are staying there for the night and will look at the Canyon in the morning.

Then Monday I an going to LA which will be my last stop before South America. Which I am flying to on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

I had a great time in New Orleans (Halloween was interesting).
Then I flew to Seattle where I had nice weather for 1 1/2 days before the rain and thunder started making the rest of my visit there were grey and dull.

Then I flew onwards to San Fransisco, flying into SF as great with the sun shining. My time there was absolutely fabulous and I definitely think it as one of the highlights of my trip. Then I took the greyhound bus to Las Vegas then once in Vegas public transport to my couchsurfing host. At this point I wanted to kill someone! All in all I travelled for approximately 18 hours! IT WAS HELL!.
If the bus hadn't been so full it might have been slightly better but you never know beforehand do you.

Some people have warned me about the greyhound and the dodgy people on it but I had no real issues, I mean some of the bus depos were a bit dodgy but there was never any problem on the bus, thou the guy that sat beside me from SF-LA went to smoke weed every time we stopped then dozed himself in perfume to hide the smell, meaning I had the stink of weed and way to much perfume, sitting just beside me. Not very pleasant.

But no one was scary or really annoying or anything so for that reason I don't mind going on the Greyhound, But the seats are quite uncomfortable and when you are stuck there for hours it can be a bit tough. Also there depos can be locate pretty much anywhere. So sometime you are close to town and public transport whilst sometimes it's a bit of a trek with your bags.

So on Monday day/evening I shall be in LA, thou I guess I want get to do much since I wont have much time there before I leave for South America. Thou I would like to see the big Hollywood sign and perhaps go to the beach. We shall see,oh and I need to post some stuff home. Other then that I shall be taking it slow before part two of my trip starts.


  1. What a grand adventure you're having! Thanks for the dispatches from the road. I love San Francisco too and have lots of family in the Bay area. Grand Canyon is also a fave of mine. The colors and sheer magnitude are breathtaking. And I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Vegas since it's where my hubby and I were married. Wishing you continued Happy Travels =)

  2. I didn't know you got married in Vegas! Was it planned or did you get married on impulse whilst you were there?