Around the corner - eine hour drive - from Palm Spring is Joshua Tree National Park. Famous for it's twisted trees, which are in fact not trees but weird looking palm trees (Yucca), and for it's giant rock formations, including skeleton rock. Located along San Andreas fault. We hiked in the sun and drive through … Continue reading Joshua trees and giant rocks
Up and coming: Downtown L.A.
Downtown L.A. used to be a dirt hole, and for sure in some corners it still is. But downtown also has an up- and coming hipster scene. The art district with its galleries (like the Swiss "Hauser & Wirth"), lots of hipster coffee shops and overpriced hipster boutiques. That all basically two blocks away from … Continue reading Up and coming: Downtown L.A.
In Venice on Abbot Kinney
I love this street! Packed with little boutique stores, special food stores - so much to see, so many "typical L.A. stuff". I think I spend almost an hour in a "luxury" supermarket and could not stop being amazed about all the products. And even more - the prices... Who the f*** needs "Organic Parasite … Continue reading In Venice on Abbot Kinney
Hey, let’s go to New Orleans!
OMG!!!! I always wanted to go to New Orleans, but it's never been "along the way". So "only" being 3 hours away by car in Pensacola... it was more than tempting to make the detour via New Orleans. And, despite of all that boring extra driving (the highway there is mega boring), it was so … Continue reading Hey, let’s go to New Orleans!
Detour because of hurricane Irma
When your flight into Miami can't be changed to a different location and when you don't want to stay more days in Quito - than you end up in Miami despite hurricane Irma. So it all went a little bit different than planned (original plan was to spend some days in Miami and drive down to … Continue reading Detour because of hurricane Irma
Miami’s Wynwood on a super hot summer day
Almost too hot to walk around. But no Miami visit without walking through its arty and hippster Wynwood district with its art galleries and food trucks.