‘murica. In a blog post

September 2, 2011

So, my time left in this country is dwindling.
It has been a hoot, a blast, I’ve met some amazing people, been some amazing places and done some amazing things.

I thought the place was worthy of a recap.

The Sierra’s – Yosemite might be the biggest gem in the crown, but there are lots of other sparkling places too. The backside between Mammoth and Twin Lakes, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park, Historic Hwy 49 and Lake Tahoe are just places of rippling natural beauty.
Also, Hike Half Dome if you can.

The Variety – America might only have 3 colors on its flag. It should have 50. Apart from (mostly) speaking the one language, the place has tremendous diversity, both in its people, but also in its culture. Could there be another country in the world that could contain cities like San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Seattle, New Orleans, Chicago and Boston? The accents, cultural beliefs, food, architecture, lifestyle and scenery all have dramatic differences that I am not sure another country in the world could emulate.

Their Holidays – whether its due to the fact that they don’t get a lot of holidays or not, any day that is a day off is celebrated, seriously. My favorites were Independence day in any Small Town in America, and Thanksgiving at all of the families that invited me to share with them.

The Food – the glutenous food! Chicago style pizza, Chesapeake Bay Crab, Cajun Gumbo, Fried Chicken and Waffles, BBQ Ribs, Bagels, Pulled Pork, great Mexican food, tri-tip, burgers… all of it wonderful, and all of it added to my weight by a good 40lbs (18kg!).

The People – I don’t care what anyone ever tells me, almost all of the Americans I have come across are friendly, helpful, nice and excessively generous people! I will definitely miss my friends here.


4 Responses to “‘murica. In a blog post”

  1. And you will be missed, Adrian!! =D

  2. tim Says:

    Safe safe my friend

  3. Michael Clifford Says:

    Safe travels Adrian. I’m sorry I didn’t get to see you before you left but am glad I had a chance to know you.

  4. Steph Says:

    Aide, I miss you already! I look forward to living vicariously through you and your adventures with Tim. You certainly have been an inspiration to me in so many ways and I hope we’ll be friends forever. Bon voyage ami! Stay safe and stay cool ( I know you will)

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