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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






Sist oppdatert 03.09.2010
Skrevet av Carol Dwankowski
Rettighetshaver: Carol Dwankowski

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