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Arts and Culture at Balboa Park

San Diego’s Balboa Park is teeming not just with green spaces but also with arts and culture. It’s a different kind of park I’ve been to before. While New York City’s Central Park boasts its size in the middle of Manhattan, Balboa Park is a public space for architecture, museums,

20 Photos: New York Skyline from One World Tower Observatory

You know how I love heights, skylines and cityscapes from above. In every cities I’ve been to, I always make sure that going up there is one of the things I wouldn’t miss to do. I love the feeling of being able to see what the birds see sans flying.

Go Time Traveling at Goldfield Ghost Town

There used to be about 50 working mines in Goldfield back in 1890s. It was, no doubt, a perfect picture of the Wild Wild West. But, its heydays are gone and the place is booming of gold no more. Today, it is appropriately called, Goldfield Ghost Town. Yes, it might

The Majestic Superstition Mountain

Superstition Mountain is a huge mountain located on the Northeastern side of Phoenix. It’s grand and majestic, especially if you see it from afar. As clouds hover above it, I’m not sure if it’s black or brown or something reddish. As soon as you’re out of the Highway 88, you’ll

Murals in Flagstaff

Flagstaff is along America’s famous road trip route, Route 66. If you’ve seen the animated movie Cars, then, you’re familiar with this route. In fact, Route 66 is the main road that divides Flagstaff’s North and South area. Though Flagstaff nowadays is not anymore your regular road trip stop, I’d

I met John Wayne

I met John Wayne at Mammoth Steak House and Saloon Bar in Goldfield Ghost Town, just outside the city of Phoenix. Ok, John Wayne is dead but not his body double. He’s alive and entertaining visitors and customers at a resto bar. This is the Mammoth Steak House and Saloon at

Views of Overlook Points of Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon South Rim has overlook points that are accessible by bus. The Red and Orange bus lines stop right in front of each designated overlook points. However, when the crowd is too thick, I’d recommend you to walk a bit further away from the main spot by following the trail

These Giant Cactuses Dwarfed Me

Back in the third world, we used to have cactus and aloe vera plants in our backyard. We would skinned them from their thorns, using a nail cutter and scissors, until they’re flawless and bald. Of course, our poor mother would be so angry why we would do that to

Pluto Was Discovered in this Tiny Town

After more than 9 years and some three billion miles away from our Earth, we finally all got a clear, more defined photos of Pluto last Tuesday via NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft! And boy, it wasn’t just historic but an amazing feat of mankind! Congratulations, NASA! China and Russia must

Antelope Slot Canyon Photos

The Antelope Slot Canyon is one for the Bucket List. At least, when you’re visiting Arizona. Yes, it’s hot out there, too, but the state has so much to offer, despite its arid soils, flatlands, canyons, plateaus, and rivers. There is no doubt that this canyon is breathtaking. Its beauty

What’s Inside the 911 Memorial and Museum in New York

I finally made it to the 911 Memorial and Museum in New York last July 4th weekend. I had two chances to visit this place before but I didn’t want to do it alone. Then, last weekend, a friend was free and we went there together. Visiting the 911 Memorial

The Last Column of the Twin Towers

They call this as The Last Column of the Twin Towers. It is called so because it was the last column standing that was removed from the Ground Zero, where the Twin Towers used to stand tall and proud. When the workers and rescuers pulled it out from the ground,

Coney Island Murals

One of the things I did when I went to New York last weekend was to visit Coney Island with a friend for the first time. I’ve been going to the City that Never Sleeps in and out since 2011 but I’ve never visited this amusement park by the beach.

Inside the Antelope Slot Canyon

Wandering inside the Antelope Slot Canyon is kind of going into an unknown but wondrous world where the sun makes a stunning chiaroscuro on every slit that opens up like slithering waves carved and perfected by time. These are just a few photos I’m showing you for now. I’m kinda

Loo with a view

I never thought of writing this post, “Loo with a View,” until I skimmed through my photographs from my Arizona trip. I noticed that I had a couple of shots of bathrooms, overlooking the panoramic views of the Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon. Though these bathrooms don’t really have

Recommended Hiking Trails at the Grand Canyon

Don’t just visit the Grand Canyon. Experience it! Visiting is just like going there for a while, taking photos and posting them on your Instagram and Facebook. I have nothing against it but if you’ve got time, stay longer and experience one of the world’s most photographed natural wonder. Witness
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