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Summary of “My most mad ski trip yet?”

By on February 24, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Well, I am back from what I dubbed “My most mad ski trip yet?”…. It was mad with all the travelling, but it was worth the effort. Las Vegas: Totally weird place. Not sure what to make of it other than it is not my kind of place. It was “too”: Too noisy Too busy […]

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Los Angeles to Tokyo

By on February 22, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

The longest stretch of my return journey is now delayed. Just a bit worrying as the connection in Tokyo for the Singapore flight is tight. I did actually make my last flight, but it did involve running through Tokyo airport. So, my first experience of Tokyo was a mad dash. There was also some confusion […]

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Leaving Las Vegas – fun at the airport… My bag has put on weight…

By on February 22, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Finally (and with much sadness) I’m starting the journey back to Malaysia. This is going to be another long day of travel. Airport at 6:45 am for a 8:45 am flight. Flight to Los Angeles 1 hour, and 5 minutes, flight to Tokyo 12 hours, and finally from Tokyo to Singapore 7 hours 40 min. […]

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A day and night in Las Vegas, Navada

By on February 22, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
A day and night in Las Vegas, Navada

Vegas is a weird place… It is doubly weird when you spent the morning hiking in Zion National Park and then end up wandering around the strip in Las Vegas in the evening. All kind of surreal. The casinos are particularly interesting…. There are no clocks, so you have no idea how long you have […]

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The drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas…

By on February 22, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
The drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas…

The drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas was uneventful. It was also sad as it really did signify the end of the trip. However, along the route it is interesting as the landscape changes from that of the canyons of Zion Park to the flat desert surrounding Las Vegas. Eventually Las Vegas comes […]

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The Archeology Trail – Zion National Park, Utah

By on February 21, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
The Archeology Trail – Zion National Park, Utah

Well, this was a let down. It was ‘billed’ as a 30 minute hike of 0.5 miles to see some ‘Archeology’ that showed evidence of early human activity in Zion National Park. The trail head was hard to find as it was quite well hidden around the back of the visitor centre, near a large […]

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The Watchman Trail – Zion National Park, Utah

By on February 21, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Larger versions of the above photos can be seen at SmugMug The Watchman trail was great and we were so lucky to have it pretty much to ourselves for the 2 hour hike, accept for the last 10 minutes at the end when we bumped in to two other people. The trail starts at visitors’ […]

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The Riverside Walk – Zion National Park, Utah

By on February 21, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
The Riverside Walk – Zion National Park, Utah

At the top of the main Zion National Park canyon is the Riverside Walk that moves from the relatively wide canyon in to a more narrow gorge. This change in landscape is caused by the underlying geology and the action of the water. It is possible to walk up through the gorge, but it is […]

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A walk at night in Zion National Park

By on February 21, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

OK, admittedly this was not a long walk, and it was just around the grounds near the lodge, but none the less it was magical. Living in Malaysia I very rarely get to see the night sky, and there are two reasons for that. First, and this may sound odd, it is often cloudy at […]

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Dinner at the Thunderbird Restaurant, Mount Carmel, Utah

By on February 21, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Dinner at the Thunderbird Restaurant, Mount Carmel, Utah

After our drive east out to the Zion National Park we found a great looking road side restaurant called Thunderbird Restaurant. First of all we had to stop because of the great sign… And the fact that it was the “Home of the Ho Made Pies”. We had a burger and a beer, not the […]

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