So this month I finally made it to the USA! I’m having an incredible time, and still have so much to see! I’m going to have to come back, there’s already a list of things and states I’ll visit in the future.
Places visited: Mexico (Oaxaca, Mexico City), California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite), Nevada (Las Vegas), Arizona (Flagstaff, Tucson)
Modes of transport: Plane, metro, train, megabus, greyhound, taxi, car
Best things: Cycling around Oaxaca, Orange County, Berkeley, floating down the Merced river in Yosemite (actually all of Yosemite – it’s making the Best of the Whole Trip list), seeing the Grand Canyon
Worst things: First few days in Mexico. It says something that the worst I’ve experienced since coming to the USA is sore legs from too much walking and getting lost a couple of times!
Books read: The Friday Night Knitting Club, Black and Blue, Dune 2, The Gunslinger, Addition, The Corrections
Best thing I brought: finally used my spork, so it’ll have to be that
Things I’ve bought: Another T-shirt (but it’s really cool! From a local artist in Oaxaca), yellow pencil skirt from a thrift store, books (too many books, it’s starting to really weigh my backpack down), new toothbrush, shampoo, suncream, tablet (I gave in, it’s so hard to find internet here!), headphones. It’s a lot this month, hopefully I’ll have got over being able to buy nice things again soon.
What I should have brought: more travel wash! It hardly exists in the US
Injuries and illness: my first cold of the trip, cracked feet
American shops/restaurants/ diners visited: Safeway (!), Walgreens, Popeyes, Panda Express, Chicken and Waffles, Goodwill, Barneys, Macy’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Dairy Queen, Forever 21, In N Out, Target
Coming up in month five: music capital of the world, New Orleans, Mississippi and Tennessee.