What better thing to do on Valentine's Day than write about what you love. I left off my US trip in the disappointing San Francisco, next up was Austin, Texas. Austin has been in the back of my mind for a long time, stories that paint it as a liberal oasis in the middle of … Continue reading Austin, Texas
San Francisco had been near the top of my to-do list of American cities for a long time. It gets a great reputation and I've not really heard too many bad things said about it. As a tourist, I found the place uninspiring, soulless and nothing like how I expected. The first thing that was … Continue reading San Francisco: The most disappointing US city
It wasn't all theme parks this July. We stayed in three different places in SoCal; Knott's Berry Farm Hotel, an airbnb apartment in Mid City and I ended my stay in the Hilton Anaheim. A day in Santa Monica (which included only one roller coaster) was well needed. Me and a couple of friends … Continue reading L.A. Adventures
Most people think all Disney parks are created equal but there are differences between them all, both subtle and extreme. It's most likely the readers of this blog might have visited one or two but not seen all of them yet. With Shanghai opening in 5 months, it's a good time to reflect on why you … Continue reading Which Disney park should you visit?
Sunday. Mid-July. Universal Studios. You're already on to a loser. Then let's add on to that arriving after lunch. Had I arrived in hell? There were minions there, so probably. Weekends aren't the best time to visit a theme park if you can help it and behind Christmas/New Year and Halloween, the summer break is the third … Continue reading Universal Studios: A tale of crowds, bad decisions and some good luck
People say that I'm opinionated. I'm sure some think that I live to contradict rather than truly believe the things I do. Which is why I'm sure a lot of people think my enjoyment of roller coasters comes from needing to be a special snowflake of quirkiness and originality. That look of, or actually vocalization of "Of … Continue reading Why you should love roller coasters: Twisted Colossus and Six Flags Magic Mountain
Not bragging, but I've been to every Disney park in the world. Disneyland in Anaheim lands straight in the middle for me. There's a lot of positive here but it's too busy to enjoy most of the joys. I've been here before, in November where it was busy but manageable. July is a nightmare. For … Continue reading Disneyland