48 Hours in San Francisco

This is the first “48 Hours In” where we have genuinely experienced the rush of spending such a short time in one place.  We are usually there for around a week so that we can soak up the atmosphere and try a load of different places and find you, the reader, the best of the best.

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Between leaving the farm, and catching our flight to Bangkok, we had 72 hours to get to San Fran, experience all it had to offer us and have our bums in our seats on our trans-pacific flight.

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Our Favourite Things – Day 150

It may feel like the past 50 days have gone really quickly, but that’s mainly because we were super slow in uploading the Favourite Things – 100 days blog.

Day 100 saw us checking into the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas – that’s the super cool Egyptian themed pyramid. Since then, we have descended into the Grand Canyon, had a road trip across three states and suffered with food poisoning in Bangkok. Continue reading

Suzie does… The Metzger Farm

Suzie’s been on her travels again!  Her latest adventure involved volunteering on an organic fruit and vegetable farm in California.

She joined us for nearly four weeks of getting to know real American life, in the small town of San Andreas.  The Metzgers welcomed us on to their farm and we all had some great fun working in the fields.  Check out what she got up to:-

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Our Favourite Things – Day 100

How did we get to day 100 that quickly?!? The past 50 days have gone by in a complete blur of heat, friends and road trips.

Because some of our answers are the same (D still talks about Rio any chance he can get), we set the rule that our favorites here, are only the ones we’ve experienced in the last 50 days.

Learn about the favorites from the first 50 days here.

Favourite Country

D: I’m going to say the US. Despite being crazy expensive compared to South America, I’ve loved seeing things that are famous all over the world, and places that we’ve only ever known in our favourite TV shows and movies.

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Photo Friday: Big Trees, CA

One of the things that we love about the US is their tendency to name things as they are. Some examples that Brits will understand are sidewalk (pavement), flashlight (torch) and washcloth (flannel).

This trend is evident in naming places too – Mike’s Pizza is a Pizzeria, Kelly’s Drug Store sells cosmetics and fills prescriptions.

Last weekend we visited the aptly named Big Trees. Featuring a whole load of big trees.

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‘Gator Ahoy! – An Airboat Ride on the Everglades

Everyone knows that you can’t visit Florida, without taking a trip to see the alligators in the Everglades.  In fact, at least three different people suggested that it was the ‘one thing we needed to make sure we did’, when we mentioned that we would be visiting Miami.

And if you want to see the vast, open, grassy, watery expanse of the Everglades up close and personal, the only way to do it is on an airboat.

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