Friday, February 21, 2020

5 Days Solo Trip in Winter United States

2nd visit in United States (California, Washington and Alaska)
My 90th solo backpacking trip, 1st country to visit in North America continent (2nd visit in the United States, 1st visit was in July 2019), 112th country visited on my journey beyond #lakbay100 and of course and usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. I did not research that much for this country due also on limited time and laziness.

2020 Annual Leave 1st set 2nd leg; on my journey to visit all the States of USA and farthest place in the western part of the globe at GMT -0900H #livealifeyouwillremember #unitedstates #americandream #thankyouverymuch

The United States of America is a large country in North America is home to the world's third-largest population, with over 318 million people, it includes both densely populated cities with sprawling suburbs and vast, uninhabited natural areas. With its history of mass immigration dating from the 17th century, it is a "melting pot" of cultures from around the world and plays a dominant role in the world's cultural landscape. It's home to a wide array of popular tourist destinations, ranging from the skyscrapers of Manhattan and Chicago to the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska, to the warm, sunny beaches of Florida and Hawaii and the deserts of Arizona.

5 Days Solo Trip in Winter United States

5 Days Solo Trip in Winter United States

timezone - UTC -0300H to -1000H    capital - Washington, D.C.  language - English   currency - Dollar (USD)
visa - need to apply first before travel.

1. In 1783, the United States became the first country to gain independence from a European power
2. The U.S. is the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and the world’s second-largest economy by PPP
3. The United States experiences the highest rate of tornadoes of any country in the world
4. The United States of America has the world’s largest air force
5. Four of the forty-five presidents of the United States have been assassinated in office
6. The United States is one of the 17 megadiverse countries (megadiverse refers to a country where the majority of Earth’s species and a high number of endemic species are found) of the world


United States B2 Visa Application 590 AED
Flights United States local 1,435 AED ($400)
Green Tortoise Hostel 1 Night 128 AED ($32)
Subtotal: $432

Day 1: January 31, 2020 Friday / California short visit
0525H ETD Santiago UTC -0300H; flight LA2370
0709H ETA Lima UTC -0500H; 5hr transit; snacks $13
1220H ETD Lima; flight LA2470
1815H ETA Los Angeles UTC -0800H (immigration long queuing)
1930H Los Angeles short visit; dinner $21
LAX metro green line $4
2030H Staples Center (Pico stn, expo line)
2200H Hollywood Boulevard / Walk of Fame (Highland stn, red line)
Universal Studios Hollywood (Universal city stn, red line)
souvenirs $5; uber to LAX terminal 6 $36
Subtotal: $79

Day 2: February 1, 2020 Saturday / Alaska day trip
0000H ETA Los Angeles airport (sleep in airport)
0600H ETD Los Angeles; flight AS453
0900H ETA Seattle UTC -0800H (2hr transit)
1150H ETD Seattle; flight AS123
1450H ETA Fairbanks UTC -0900H; Uber to Hostel $16
Fairbanks night trip (2200H-0300H)
Billie's Backpackers Hostel $40; dinner $27; No Northern Lights appear :(
Subtotal: $83

Day 3: February 2, 2020 Sunday / Fairbanks Northern Lights
1000H ETD Hostel; Pad Thai & McDo $25; Uber to airport $13
1400H ETA Fairbanks airport; souvenir $2
1555H ETD Alaska UTC -0900H; flight AS132
2032H ETA Seattle UTC -0800H; metro to hostel $6
Green Tortoise Hostel (University station); dinner $20
Subtotal: $66

Day 4: February 3, 2020 Monday / Seattle morning tour
0530H wake-up, city walk tour; McDo meal $8; Space Needle, Gum Wall
Starbucks The First Store Pike Place $31
0930H ETD Hostel; snacks $8; metro to airport
1100H ETA Seattle airport; souvenir $4
1230H ETD Seattle UTC -0700H; flight OZ271
Subtotal: $51

Day 5: February 4, 2020 Tuesday / Flight to Manila
1740H ETA Seoul UTC +0900H; 1.5hr transit
1920H ETD Seoul; flight OZ203
2230H ETA Manila UTC +0800H
Subtotal: 0

TOTAL: 79 + 83 + 66 + 51 = $279 + $432 = $711


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