Friday, November 14, 2014


The last few years I've done some amazing travels that unfortunately I wasn't able to document here in the blog. Indulge me and let me backtrack and share some of them with you.

December 2012 was my first time in the US, and for some reason, before that, I wasn't really that excited about going. But everything changed when during the last quarter of 2012, the opportunity presented itself.

I was free for 2 weeks just before Christmas, and I haven't seen my grandma in years, she lives in Los Angeles, and I felt that it was a perfect time for me to visit her and give US a go.

I made this crazy itinerary, San Francisco - Los Angeles - New York - Chicago and back to San Francisco to catch my flight back to Manila. And yup, all in 2 weeks.

Cut to, I actually did it, spent a great time in all these great American cities. From Chicago I was supposed to get a flight back to San Francisco, but this crazy idea hit me - why not cross the eastern coast to the west by land travel. I really love train travel a lot and read that California Zephyr of the Amtrak is one of the most picturesque train travel journeys in the world.

On a whim, I got the ticket, but only did I find out that it would require 52 long hours.

Since there was no turning back, I had no choice but to get in the train and travel 2 days from east to west.

The train travel turned out to be the highlight of my US trip, crossing different states, and marveling at the most beautiful winter that I've seen.