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New York or Chicago? Choose!

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Postcard from America #11 New York

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Postcard from America #10 Chicago and wild garlic!

Chicago and Wild Garlic!   As the train pulls out on its long journey to New York for our final few days in the US, I begin to realise how little I know and how little we’ve seen of this magnificent city. Let’s start with its name based on the Native American word for wild … Continue reading

Camera across America: #5 Denver-best and worst!

The Worst A previous post lauded the service culture we have experienced across USA over the past 30 years. But, we have just experienced the exact opposite of this, so let’s begin with the WORST of Denver, Colorado. Taxi drivers! We exited the Denver Art Museum and hailed a cab asking for the Brazilian Steakhouse … Continue reading

Postcard from America #9 Mile High in Denver

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In praise of America!

  We are now half way through our Trans USA Rail journey and I write this sitting on the Amtrak California Zephyr with another 6 hours before Denver. Time to reflect, but not so much on the vacation rather more on the country and the people, sans-politics! Twenty years ago one of us, Dr B, … Continue reading

Camera across America #4 Monument Valley

Monument Valley   As young students we were hooked on cowboy movies,  The Magnificent Seven, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, Pale Rider, True Grit, Chisum, and the extremely violent Wild Bunch starring William Holden. So many of them featured scenery from Monument Valley, another natural wonder on Dr Cs list recorded here in … Continue reading

Camera across America #3 The Grand Canyon

  A Day at Grand Canyon Visiting the Grand Canyon has been an ambition of Dr C since we first met as young students almost 50 years ago. Coming from Kathmandu and being surrounded by the Himalaya with soaring snow capped peaks, foaming white rivers and dramatic landscapes it has always been the “natural wonders” … Continue reading

Postcard from America #9

The Grand Canyon

Camera across America #2 The Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam The Hoover Dam was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. Originally called Boulder Dam it was eventually named after President … Continue reading


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