L.A. revisited

Desi nu am avut prea multe ocazii de a iesi in oras in ultimul voiaj  , am avut totusi placerea de a petrece o zi si o noapte in Los Angeles. Fata de ultima vizita pe acolo din 2010 , orasul pare sa fi decazut oarecum , am vazut pentru prima oara in metrou vanzatori ambulanti de apa , dulciuri , chiar si filme piratate pe DVD , deasemenea o gramada de oameni fara casa stationati cu cortul exact in Pershing Square din centrul orasului , dar in schimb partea turistica dinspre Hollywood era plina ochi cu turisti din toate colturile lumii , iar contrastul dintre ghetourile din Sud si luxul din Nord- West ramane la fel de mare. Daca seara am savurat viata de noapte variata si vie din Long Beach , pe timpul zilei am apucat sa particip la un tur organizat care ne-a plimbat pe dealurile din Hollywood , Beverly Hills si zona din jurul bulevardului Sunset.

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Although I  did not had too many opportunities to go out last trip, I was still pleased to spend a day and a night in Los Angeles. Unlike my last visit there in 2010, the city seems to have declined somewhat, I saw for the first time in the metro  vendors selling water, sweets, even pirated movies on DVDs, also a lot of Continue reading

Los angeles review – America as it is

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Los Angeles , vreo 15 milioane de locuitori doar orasul , mult mai mult daca se pun si orasele inghitite in timp , norocul meu ca am avut port la Long Beach , un oras de marimea Constantei , aflat la vreo 20 de km de centrul LA (de acolo mai sunt inca vreo 20 pana la celalalt capat al orasului asa de idee. Dar bine ca au autostrazi urbane cu cate 6-8 benzi pe sens si mai nou un metrou rapid care te duce in vreo 40 de minute in centru. Long beach este statiune turistica , una foarte frumoasa chiar , au acolo hotelul plutitor+muzeu vaporul queen Mary , ala primul dar daca tot era ocazia am batut drumul si in oras. Ce am observat in metrou si in general prin America: multi obezi ba frate , inteleg cai Mcu si KFCul mocangeala pe acolo da nu ii obliga nimeni sa bage in ei ca spartii… dar si multe fete frumoase , asiatice , negrese , hispanice , caucaziene tot ce vrei in egala masura. Alt aspect care sare in ochi , si in metrou si Continue reading

Auckland – New Zealand quick stop

Hello everybody , this is my first post : first stop Auckland – New Zealand.  I just got back home after 6 months on the sea spent on a container ship as part of the crew and I want to share some pictures of all the great places I saw during my voyage.

I joined my ship in L.A. California , you can see a few  pics taken when landing on LAX airport after a very very long 18 hours flight from Bucharest. 18 days later after crossing the Pacific Ocean we arrive in New Zealand, straight in to downtown Auckland.

The city is quite nice , the downtown core is home to numerous high rises and also home to the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere : Sky Tower , which I can say I had the pleasure of visiting , the view from the top is simply amazing.

This former British colony is truly one of the most civilized places I have ever visited around the world , is clean , safe , people are friendly , the only downside is the limited economic possibilities and the distance from any other country. I Hope you Enjoy my gallery below.

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Check out other trips: The London Week ,  Saint Tropez France road tripFirst 48 days in Marseille FranceRomania road trip across the country in 7 days , Budapest Hungary road tripPrague – dream vacationExcursion Dobrogea: Enisala, Ibida, HistriaVacation Madrid SpainTwo days in Jacksonville USAParalia – Greece road tripBrasov 12.2014Buzau quick stopLepsa & Vrancea countyChisinau city breakNessebar BulgariaBucharest weekends 2014 , Busan Korea40 days in Cluj NapocaHunedoara CastleSingapore 2013Brasov 02.2014 , Istanbul 01.2014 , Cluj Napoca 08.2013 , Sibiu 07.2013San Pedro-Ivory Coast , Bucharest 2013 , Varna 2012 , Los Angeles 2012 , Budapest & Viena trip , Salerno Italy , Cluj Napoca 2012 , Florence Italy , Brasov 02.2012 , Amsterdam , Antofagasta-Chile, Valencia Spain , Lima-Peru , Bremen Germany , Istanbul 2009 , Valletta Malta , San Juan-Puerto Rico , Barcelona Spain , Singapore 2010 , Los Angeles 2010 , Transilvania road trip , La Spezia , Bosphorus by ship , Sydney , Melbourne Australia , Auckland New ZealandSan Francisco USATauranga NZ

Alternative tourism: Detroit , Georgia , Burning gate of Turkmenistan , North Korea , Pripyat & the alienation zone   , Nouadhibou graveyard

How the other half lives :  KarachiGuayaquil  , Lagos

 

this is it for now , hope you enjoy