Maryam Rahimi Blogs!
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Have you really experienced a breathtaking moment? That moment when you hold your breath because you haven't seen anything like what you are staring down at in that moment? My moment was Jasper!
As the melt water from a glacier that feeds a lake starts to flow in the spring time, it carries with it glacier silt or rock flour. The silt is created when rocks underneath the surface of the ice are grinding from the movement of the glacier. The rock flour is very light and stays suspended in the lake water for a long time. The sunlight that reflects off this rock flour is what gives the lakes their spectacular turquoise blue or green colour.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming/Montana/Idaho
I often say I want to see and experience things I've never felt or seen before, Yellowstone did just that. The entire time I was there, the experience felt like out of this world. To know places such as this exists just a plane ride away, shopping sprees just don't make sense to me anymore. I've reached a point in my life where buying things are now irrelevant to who I want to be as a human being. I want to feel new things, experience new places and stretch my mind and imagination as far as the surface of this planet.
Make sure to check out Road Trip USA Part 10: Yellowstone National Park, the pictures below are just a glimpse of my stop here.
What...What...New Orleans Baby!
howdy, y’all! When they say 'Everything’s bigger in Texas', they sure know what they're talking about ;) From Nasa to Fort Bliss Military Base, this ain't gonna be my last rodeo ;)
Went to Charles Esten & Clare Bowen concert in Fort Worth, Stars of Nashville, the TV show ;)
Arizona: Pima Air & Space Museum!
The Pima Air & Space Museum, located in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the world's largest non-government funded aerospace museums. The museum features a display of nearly 300 aircraft spread out over 80 acres (320,000 m²) on a campus occupying 127 acres (610,000 m²). It is also, since 1991, home to the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame.
Trekking Through North America
I've always felt a connection with the road. These pictures mean so much to me, when I look at them, it brings back the feeling of being there, driving into the unknown, welcoming a new adventure.
Road trip Food
I enjoyed an array of restaurants while doing my 53 days road trip across North America, this restu 'Benihana', in Houston, Texas, was on my top 5 most entertaining restaurant experiences during my North America travels.
Venice Beach, California
If you make an effort to look outside LA's most touristic areas, you will come across little gems that can enrich your travel experience a little more. I higly recommend putting a little extra effort aside and visiting this beach. I totally fell in love with Venice Beach!
San Diego, California, USA
Totally unexpected, my friends in SD, Julie & Patrick, were kind enough to spend the weekend with me, despite my sudden arrival without any prior notice. Just wanted to make sure I thank them here on my blog, so big thank you two! I love San Diego because of you :)
Balboa Park! A must See! This park is made up of more than 1,000 acres and offers 15 museums, various gardens, arts and international culture associations, as well as the San Diego Zoo.
Los Angeles, California
I got around to few places that were an architectural wonder such as the landscaping and structure of the the Getty Museum (An art museum with the most annual visitors in the united states) an of course, Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by the one and only Frank Gehry.
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Yosemite National Park
Stop number 16! Where to begin! Yosemite was both a disaster and an absolute wonder!
This road trip was not planned. All activities/outings where decided on, as I came across them, including Yosemite. The day I arrived in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, I realized it was labour day weekend and most Californians if not all, were camping in Yosemite that same weekend. Needless to say, I was screwed. Read more...
Glacier Point: jaw-dropping, vertigo-inducing views over the sheer walls of Yosemite Valley. It's arguably the most spectacular view in the park is at the end of Glacier Point Rd, about an hour’s drive from the valley. Here you can gaze out across the Sierra Nevada high country, with the curved tooth of Half Dome prominently in the foreground.
I'm sorry to say this, but really, Sleepless in Seattle seemed like the most interesting thing about Seattle. During my stay, the weather was pretty much rainy/cloudy the whole time (early September of 2015), lots of construction in and around downtown area, parking impossible to find, and not too many things to do. It's definitely not worth stoping here, maybe passing through to see the Chihuly museum but more than that, I don't know. I wouldn't advise spending time & money there on a cross country road trip. Read more...
If you are ever in Seattle, you must stop at Glo's for either breakfast or brunch. It's a tiny little place, usually with a line up outside but definitely worth the wait. I had the California egg e with side of hash brown. The crushed avocado was so fresh and flavourful, I dream about it! and the hash brown, perfect crispiness and taste, a must have!
In summery, I visited 35 cities in 2 different countries :)
Coming up ... Iran, Lebanon & South East Asia!