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Outline of an Oral Presentation

Title: Destination California – A Fourteen Day Journey

  1. Start with quotation: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page” (St. Augustine)
  2. Show souvenir from San Francisco (Alcatraz)
  3. My Motivation
    • Experience culture first hand again
    • See sights
  4. My itinerary
    • San Francisco (#1 photo of San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate)
    • Southern California (#2 photo of Hollywood)
  5. Facts
    • California Population – 36,7 million
    • San Francisco Bay Population – 776,733
    • L.A. County – 3,6 million
  6. Trivia facts:
    • 26,7 million registered vehicles in California
    • Temperature in San Francisco June-August: 21-22
    • Temperature in Los Angeles June- August 25-29 C
  7. Expenses
    • Cheap tickets Oslo Gardermoen to San Francisco – US Airways NKR 8,011 round-trip
    • From San Francisco to L.A. ca $200 round-trip (Travelocity)
    • Sights
      • Alcatraz –free entrance- ferry ticket should be bought in advance $26
      • San Francisco Water Front on Segway $70
      • Universal Studios 1 day pass $67
    • Accommodation and food
      • Bed & Breakfast or Hostels ca $69 per night (Lonely Planet)
      • Fast Food chains are cheap – ranging from $11 and up
      • Food is expensive around tourist places
  8. Sights that I visited/photos
    • San Francisco Waterfront Segway Tour on (#3 photo of a Segway PT – two wheeled, self balancing electric bike)
    • Golden Gate Bridge by bike (#4 photo of Golden Gate from bike)
    • Charming Cable Cars (#5 photo of cable car)
    • Alcatraz - Nation's first military prison, then a forbidding maximum-security penitentiary, then disputed territory between Native American activists and the FBI (#6 photo of Alacatraz)
    • Hollywood /Santa Monica/Beverly Hills (#photos 7-9 of Hollywood sign, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills)
    • Dreadful L.A. traffic (#10 photo of L.A. freeway)
    • Universal Studios (#11 photo of Universal Studios)
    • Santa Barbara Mission (#12 photo of Santa Barbara Mission)
    • Venice Beach (#13 photo of Venice Beach)
    • Huntington Beach Sunset (#14 photo of Sunset to die for)
  9. Travel tips
    • In San Francisco the weather can be foggy and coldish even in summer – take a sweater to throw over your shoulders
    • No car rentals in California for under 21
    • Discounts for students - Have your student ID with you at all times
  10. What I learned
    • People are friendly and open
    • State is based on mostly car travel
    • Cheaper hotels than in Norway and better standard for money
    • Outside tourist zones food prices are less expensive
    • Contrasts in the society
    • Multiculturalism
  11. Why I recommend the trip
    • Exciting
    • Fun
    • Rich experience – could easily fill a travel log