Trip de Americae: Hilton Seattle

The flight was short and sweet, I flew in Delta again, the experience is roughly the same as my previous one when flying in to Vegas. We actually landed in Seattle, before 3pm. I am so happy to finally been in Seattle after hearing about this place for so long! Grey’s Anatomy is one of my very favourite all time TV Series, I am so glad to be finally in the place where the show is set in. Something adrupt happen after collecting my baggage, my luggage got damaged by the airline, so I spend a little while sorting out stuff with the airline before taking the Light Link Rail to my hotel. The ride was fast and cheap, costing only 3 USD. I love how quaint and chill Seattle is, compared to other destination, it is so much less touristy here. It also seems that the people here have a very high quality of life! Seattle also have a pretty great population of Koreans and Chinese! The University Street Station is located right in the heart of Seattle, is just steps from the Hilton. Although the street are pretty hilly, so might be a little tough with the bags!

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Trip de Americae: The Club at LAS

Check in was a breeze after getting to the McCarren Airport, as per the norm in the states, you got your boarding pass from one of the kiosk after keying your passport details and then if you have any baggage you can drop it at one of the check in desk. It sure was fussless, and got in done in minutes. There was a little line at the security check, but we were through in no time as well. Just get ready all you stuff when you approach! Laptops out, shoes and belts off! The McCarren is surely one of the most memorable airport that I have been to, since when do you get to have jackpot machines at the Airport! It sure doesn’t hurt to try your hand while waiting for your flight!

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Trip de Americae: Las Vegas

As the saying goes, What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas! You only live once! And Vegas is sort of like the pinnacle of your live! You definitely can’t miss out on visiting Las Vegas at least once in your lifetime! Las Vegas is right smack in the middle of the Nevada Dessert! A little strip of lights and glamour, just like how it is in your memories! Short but memorable, short lived but impressive! This is where you go glam, this is where ordinary people turn into ballers! Now I can finally say that I have been to Vegas! After a memorable time in New York City! I flew in to Las Vegas and put up at the Strip! Right in the heart of everything!

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Trip de Americae: Sixt Car Rental X Driving in Las Vegas

While they say that driving in the city is definitely one of the things that you should not do as a tourists, many places on the West Coast, especially Los Angeles and Las Vegas, having a car will sure makes things very convenient. Driving in the great wild west is also something very enjoyable to do. In comparison to places like New York City, the public transport here leaves much to be desirable. I had rented a car for my stay in Las Vegas. Which makes things so much more convenient. Furthermore, car rental are pretty affordable as well here. While I had many options, I decided to opt to rent from Sixt since I had status with them and their prices were also the most affordable. I would like to share my experience on renting with Sixt and also my thoughts on driving here!

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Trip de Americae: Death Valley

After the amazing sight of the Grand Canyon yesterday, I am off for the next natural wonders in the world. Day 2 of my road trip takes me to the Death Valley. The hottest place in America and probably in the world as well? While I have not accomplished my mission of going to the coldest place on earth, I have definitely made it to the hottest one one! The Grand Canyon and Death Valley are pretty much doable with Las Vegas as your base. Notwithstanding being the one of the most unbearable place on earth, the Death Valley is also a place with magical sites, flora and fauna. Perhaps this is also the main reason why we are still be able to see such a rustic place on earth, the lack of human intervention. Death Valley also contains the lowest point in North America, Badwater Basin is the point of the lowest elevation at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. The hottest air temperature ever recorded in Death Valley was 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July 10, 1913, which makes this place a disaster in the summer months, but then, a perfect day trip in the winter season!

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Trip de Americae: Grand Canyon & Hoover Dam

Whenever we say about America! People always think of Road Trips. This is in fact very relevant, especially in central and on the West Coast. While driving is very much to be effective in cities especially with the traffic in places like New York City. Automobiles and America still goes very much hand in hand, and many amazing places are best left to be explored with a vehicle. In fact even in the city of Los Angeles, the public transport is very limited! I have rented a car in Vegas and we got an amazing shinny new black Cadillac V6 XT5 SUV from Sixt Cars. I was amazing to drive. I will share more on the car rental in a separate post! Of course, being in USA means I definitely have to head to lay my eyes on the Grand Canyon and also Death Valley, both which are very much on my bucketlist. So here it goes! Follow me on my day trip to the Grand Canyon!

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Trip de Americae: The Coffee Cup

One of my all time favourite foodie show is the famous Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives hosted by the acclaimed Guy Fieri! The show always show him driving around the states in his cabriolet, going on road trips to visit good ol fashion American eateries and recommending them. One of them is The Coffee Cup, which is located in Boulder City, Nevada. A quaint town that is just 15 mins or 8 Miles away from the Hoover Dam! The location is perfect, right on the way for tourists that is based in Las Vegas and making your way to the Hoover Dam or Grand Canyon, which is what I have done this time around. Leaving Las Vegas when the sun barely set, we drove out, and stop by The Coffee Cup for a good American Breakfast before making our way to the rest of the attractions of the day!

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