US Trip Part 9 (Final): New York

2nd January 2018

Part 1: Los Angeles & Coastal Drive
Part 2: Exploring San Francisco
Part 3: NBA Warriors Game
Part 4: Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz
Part 5: Las Vegas
Part 6: The Grand Canyon
Part 7: Disney World, Orlando
Part 8: Orlando & Miami

Dear Chibi,

Our final destination New York is here! It’s really cold and it’s only November :’D I can’t imagine how it would feel when it snows! This is basically Sydney winter :O

Most of the streets are numbered, yet I still felt very lost in this massive city. How can a city be this big?? XDD

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US Trip Part 8: Orlando & Miami

31st December 2017

Part 1: Los Angeles & Coastal Drive
Part 2: Exploring San Francisco
Part 3: NBA Warriors Game
Part 4: Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz
Part 5: Las Vegas
Part 6: The Grand Canyon
Part 7: Disney World, Orlando

Dear Chibi,

Leaving Disney World, we had two more days in Orlando before our drive to Miami. We spent Thanksgiving day at Orlando Eye and Madame Tussauds Orlando. It was pretty relaxing and we were no longer limited to just Disney World food!

Breakfast @Denny’s. They had such a big menu it was almost overwhelming. Breakfast was super sweet. Literally 8D


Orlando Eye is the giant 122m Ferris wheel you see in the background. It’s the fifth tallest Ferris wheel in the world. We decided to ride on it later in the night.

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US Trip Part 6: The Grand Canyon

20th December 2017

I think we’re over half way now :D I should be able to get these all up by the New Year, unless I’m super busy ^_^”

Part 1: Los Angeles & Coastal Drive
Part 2: Exploring San Francisco
Part 3: NBA Warriors Game
Part 4: Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz
Part 5: Las Vegas

Dear Chibi,

Time for our 5 hour drive to the Grand Canyon (South Rim). We were aiming to get there around 2pm, but we didn’t realise there was an hour difference between Nevada and Arizona. Uh oh, we lost an hour of daylight! I swear the sun sets too early around here ;p

Leaving Las Vegas

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US Trip Part 5: Las Vegas

17th December 2017

Part 1: Los Angeles & Coastal Drive
Part 2: Exploring San Francisco
Part 3: NBA Warriors Game
Part 4: Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz

Dear Chibi,

It was time to say good-bye to San Francisco and fly to Las Vegas, the casino paradise. One of the first things we saw when we landed was this:

Oh yes of course… I shouldn’t have expected anything less. LOL! Well played Vegas..well played… XD With Casino references left and right, Las Vegas was sure to be an amusing experience.

Here we are!

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US Trip Part 4: Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz

15th December 2017

Part 1: Los Angeles & Coastal Drive
Part 2: Exploring San Francisco
Part 3: NBA Warriors Game

Dear Chibi,

Our final two days in San Francisco consisted of doing some shopping and checking out more touristy spots.

Breakfast @ Honey Honey Cafe & Crepery


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US Trip Part 3: NBA Warriors Game

10th December 2017

Part 1: Los Angeles & Coastal Drive
Part 2: Exploring San Francisco

The Warriors game end up being my favourite part of the trip, so I’ve decided to dedicate a whole blog entry about my experience. Hopefully it will still be interesting to non-Basketball enthusiasts :)

Dear Chibi,

Geared up and ready to go!!! Looks like Hubby has converted ;) ohohohho~

Golden State Warriors vs Orlando Magic

We watched the Warriors vs Magic 13th November, 7.30pm game at Oracle Arena. We didn’t base our USA trip around the NBA schedule, since it wasn’t released when we were planning our trip. I was thrilled there was actually a home game while we were in San Francisco! I would’ve been devastated to miss out on seeing them play live. We bought tickets about 2 months ago, and I’ve been looking forward to it since. It also happened to be ‘Steph Curry Championship Bobblehead Night’, so the first 10,000 fans in attendance got one! Ahhhh I NEEDED IT!

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US Trip Part 2: Exploring San Francisco

8th December 2017

Dear Chibi,

See Part 1: Los Angeles & Coastal Drive

In-N-Out to start the day!

We’ve been trying to have this since day 1, but somehow timing was just never quite right. At this point, I was still feeling nausea from Five Guys, so I tried to eat as light as I could (Which wasn’t possible from In-N-Out so I just…didn’t eat at all lol XD). According to Hubby, it was pretty amazing! Possibly higher than Five Guys on his list. What we didn’t realise was that they had a “Secret Menu” which allowed you to order some crazier stuff like “Animal Style Fries” & “3×3 burger”. Fear not- we had another round of In-N-Out later in the trip to make up for it 8D.

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US Trip Part 1: Los Angeles & Coastal Drive

5th December 2017

Home Sweet Homeeeeee! :D I miss my cat.

Dear Chibi,

Hubby and I have recently returned from our 3 week holiday in the States :D The trip was for our 3 year wedding anniversary which lands on November 15th. It was our first time venturing outside of Asia, so the long flight was quite the experience ;D (and a little daunting at first). During our stay we visited Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Monterey, San Francisco, Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon, Orlando, Miami and finally New York. I’ve got a lot to cover, so I’ll will be splitting up my blog entries into several parts as I make my way through all the photos. So, let’s get started!

Firstly, we landed in LA early in the morning. I only managed around 4 hours of sleep during the 14 hour flight. LA was 16 hours behind Sydney, so the timezone difference was messing with my brain XD. After the first day though my body clock seemed to have adjusted and it was all good from there :D Phew!

Our rental car for our drive up the West Coast.

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