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// SEPTEMBER 2009
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General

Both Canada and USA are ideal for journeys by car.The roads are in perfect condition, are patrolled and safe. One may find almost everywhere petrol stations, food and accommodation for spending the night.

The hotels, in general, are expensive. Parking is quite expensive too. Choose hotels in the centre of the cities, with parking, if possible.
Valet Parking is available at hotels, restaurants, almost everywhere.

Tip (10-15%). It makes the services more expensive, but it is inevitable!  
It is some sort of “culture” in Canada and in USA too.
Even when you pay by credit cards, there are suggested amounts of money from 10-20%, so as to add them to the bill.

The petrol is still very cheap and is sold by gallon in USA and by litter in Canada.

As far as the National Parks, there is an annual entrance card, which is definitely more advantageous, if you plan to visit more than 4 or 5 parks.

Don’t miss a ride with the famous San Francisco’s tram, the Cable car San Francisco.

 

Food

Hamburgers everywhere and also the most interesting, strange fusion cuisines of the world!!!


Must Do

When in New York make sure you must visit:
Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (better known as MoMA) and the Empire State Building. Explore Central Park, walk the Brooklyn Bridge to Dumbo, navigate Fifth Avenue, bike Manhattan’s West side, enjoy street food while walking the streets of Chinatown and definitely watch an on or off Broadway show. The city is one of the most fascinating in the whole world and the above are only a few of the many wonderful things that it has to offer.

Boston is one-of-a-kind American city that offers to its visitors opportunities to relive history, immerse themselves in the arts, cheer for hometown sports teams, explore museums, discover "hidden" harbor islands and visit a famous brewery or an even more famous bar.
Pass by Quincy Market. It is a great place for both shopping and dining.  Steep yourself in history at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
Tour the Sam Adams Brewery in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston for a glimpse of the beer-making process and a sample of the finished product.
The brewery is also home to the Boston Beer Museum. Head to the New England Aquarium, one of Boston's perpetually popular family attractions and enjoy of course some of the iconic Boston dishes such as lobster, prune stuffed Gnocchi, or Maiz Asada Toro.

When in San Francisco you should definitely get the best views from the Golden Gate Bridge and iconic Alcatraz.

Chinatown

A trip to San Francisco isn’t complete without a visit to Chinatown and its array of shops, restaurants and attractions.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf gets a lot of criticism for being too touristy, but there are actually many fun things to do in the area. Near the waterfront, there’s a great bakery called Boudin’s that specializes in sour dough bread. The attached restaurant serves up sour dough bread bowls filled with clam chowder (delicious thick and creamy prawn soup).

 

Pier 39 is also a highlight because of the colony of sea lions that live at the end of the pier. They’re incredibly noisy and quarrelsome and great fun to watch.

Las Vegas

The iconic city with its many casinos, its fabulous hotels, its countless restaurants and bars, its famous shows and its aura of luxury  has much to offer to its guests, .

Visit the Neon Museum

The Neon Museum is a walk through Las Vegas history, with dozens of vintage signs on display across six acres. The Neon Museum’s visitor center alone is worth the price of admission. It’s the restored lobby of the iconic La Concha Motel.

Drink and Dine at Triple George. Amazing menu and perfect bartenders

Visit the Shark Reef Aquarium

Have luxurious spa at the Bellagio and at Canyon Ranch

    

Country: United States
Date: 2009
Route: Canada - United States of America
Cities: London, Vancouver, Three Valley Lake, San Francisco, Monterey, Pacific Coastal Highway 1, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Torrey, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon , Santa Fe, Denver, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal
Duration: 18
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Country: United States
Date: 2009
Route: Canada - United States of America
Cities: London, Vancouver, Three Valley Lake, San Francisco, Monterey, Pacific Coastal Highway 1, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Torrey, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon , Santa Fe, Denver, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal
Duration: 18
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Population: 322.762.000
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Country: United States
Date: 2009
Route: Canada - United States of America
Cities: London, Vancouver, Three Valley Lake, San Francisco, Monterey, Pacific Coastal Highway 1, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Torrey, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon , Santa Fe, Denver, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal
Duration: 18 days
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Population: 322.762.000
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