Photolog of the US

A travel distance of nearly 12,000km and 20hrs with one stopover, the farthest I have been from home is to the United States.

My husband and I travelled from Islamabad to New York via London back in May 2004. Back then the cost of one ticket was more than my husband’s monthly salary. We dug into our savings but were determined to go.

I was working at that time and had recently rejoined. My bosses did not like the idea of my taking 3 weeks off so soon after having joined, but I kept insisting until they reluctantly agreed.

There were weeks of planning and calculations and excel sheets involved. We eventually finalized an itinerary.

We stayed in New York for a week and saw all the sights from the Empire State building to Central Park to Liberty Island, Brooklyn Bridge and the UN Headquarters.

We then flew to Los Angeles where we stayed another week. We saw the Getty Museum and went to Hollywood and Universal Studios and drove along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway.

Then we were off to San Francisco for a few days where we got to see the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and rode on a cable car.

We also made a day trip to Grand Canyon and were greatly impressed by the natural beauty of the place.

Arizona - Grand Canyon View & Z II (2004.05.17)Lastly we stopped at Las Vegas for two days where we got to see the fountains of Bellagio.

Las Vegas - Bellagio Fountain Show V (2004.05.17)Despite all the strict “random” checks on the flights that we had to endure, this trip was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m glad that we made it happen.

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10 thoughts on “Photolog of the US

  1. New York City is on my list of “places I wanna visit before I die” 🙂
    and I wanna stand under the “Haight & Ashbury” intersection sign in San Francisco. Lucky You!

    • I never thought of it that way. Thanks for your comment. My husband is definitely the planner and the doer in all our trips. I just get to enjoy all the sights without any worries. 🙂

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