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United States of America

Top Five National Parks in the USA

by Zhiqiang & TingyiNovember 15, 2013
yosemite

Beyond neon lights and nebulus cities, the USA is home to some of the most spectacular natural scenery on the planet. Much of this is protected by the U.S National Park Service that has maintained and run the fifty-nine National Parks situated around the country since 1916. Dealing with over 200 million visitors a year, [...]

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Exploring “The Rock” Prison with the Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour

by Zhiqiang & TingyiApril 26, 2013
Alcatraz

Surrounded by strong currents and fortified by steel and concrete, the Alcatraz federal prison was meant to be the highest-security prison in America, a place no one could escape from. The island on which it rests shuns even plant life. Alcatraz is essentially a rock surrounded by water — hence its forbidding nickname “The Rock“. [...]

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Exploring Devil’s Golf Course & Haunted Hotel with Death Valley Day Tour from Las Vegas

by Zhiqiang & TingyiOctober 25, 2012
Death Valley

Besides the Grand Canyon West Rim tour from Las Vegas, there is another tour (that also departs from Las Vegas) that can provide, in my opinion, even better views of beautiful ecological and natural rock formations – the Death Valley day tour from Las Vegas. Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California. [...]

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Exploring Grand Canyon West Rim by Air & Ground Tour from Las Vegas

by Zhiqiang & TingyiSeptember 27, 2012
Grand Canyon Seven Wonders Tour Las Vegas

The Grand Canyon at the state of Arizona is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, so it’s clearly an experience not to be missed especially when you are in Las Vegas where lots of tour operators offer a myriad of options on the mode of transport to get there and what you can [...]

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Free Performances & Entertainment along Las Vegas Strip

by Zhiqiang & TingyiAugust 20, 2012
Las Vegas

Even if you are not into gambling or shopping, there are still lots to do and have fun in Las Vegas … and for free! Most of the casinos offer free entertainment of some sorts from free lounge access, no cover charge to clubs to bigger scale performances such as pirate fighting, volcano eruption and [...]

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Bargain Shopping at Las Vegas Premium Outlets North

by Zhiqiang & TingyiAugust 13, 2012
Premium Outlets North Las Vegas

Outlet Malls in the States are well-known for offering branded products e.g. Coach, Kenneth Cole, Kate Spade at very affordable discounted prices. For example, a Coach bag which would have cost about S$500-600, can be purchased for less than US$150 at one of the outlet mall. Las Vegas is known not just for gambling at [...]

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Exploring Sights of Downtown Los Angeles – Little Tokyo, Olvera Street, Angel’s Flight Railway

by Zhiqiang & TingyiAugust 6, 2012
Angels Flight Railway

I will be busting 2 common myths about Los Angeles in this post – first, Los Angeles is not just about Hollywood and Anaheim Disneyland Park and second, you don’t need a car to see the interesting sights in Los Angeles! Downtown Los Angeles – just a 10-15 minutes ride by Metro from Hollywood – [...]

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Taking a Peek at Hollywood Behind the Scenes with Hollywood CityPASS

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 30, 2012
Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame Stars

Besides California Disneyland, Hollywood is perhaps the other most recognised icon of Los Angeles – more specifically the 2km-long Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Dolby Theatre (known as Kodak Theatre until 2012) – Home of the Oscars and of course the Hollywood Sign. Most tourists would have taken a short walk along the Hollywood Walk [...]

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Quick Survival Guide to Los Angeles Anaheim Disneyland Part 2

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 16, 2012
Disneyland

We will continue from our first part of survival guide to Los Angeles Anaheim Disneyland with more tips on how to make the most of your time in Disneyland and have fun checking out fun attractions in the park. Tip 1: Make Use of Disney Fastpass to Save Queuing Time! Disney Fastpass allows you to [...]

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Quick Survival Guide to Los Angeles Anaheim Disneyland Part 1

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 1, 2012
Disneyland

Having been to both Hong Kong Disneyland and Paris Disneyland, we had to visit the original Disneyland Park – the one that started it all, during our trip to Los Angeles.  This Disneyland Park sure did not disappoint as this theme park included many award-winning attractions not yet found in the other Disneylands e.g. Star [...]

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