Muros & Lira (25.09.2014)

It has been some time since my last post and many things have happened since then. After a short temporary job in the French part of Switzerland, in Neuchâtel, my lifelong goal of remigrating to Galicia (Spain) has become true and I arrived 2 weeks ago in order to start with a Master’s program at the University of Santiago de Compostela soon. In the meantime I had the opportunity to spend time with important people to me and to continue exploring the beauty of the nearby Atlantic coast. Thursday I took my motorbike and drove more to the south to visit the bay of Muros and spend some time in Louro and Lira. It was a beautiful day, with not many people around but plenty of time to find yourself and enjoy the ease of the moment.

Wind park before arriving at Muros

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Bay of Muros

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Fisher port in Muros

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City hall of Muros

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Fishermen at work in Muros

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Beaches in Lira

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Old barn on the coast line of Lira

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Lighthouse in Lira

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Sunset in Lira

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Goodbye (29.11.2013)

After visiting 28 states, 3 countries, travelled 16‘000 km in a van and put much more foot steps into the ground my trip has come to an end. I’m taking off in a plane leaving to Europe again and overflying Chicago, observing the impressive iluminated silhouette of the city in the darkness and a lot of memories come up to my mind. What was the best experience, moment, place or surprise I encountered on my way trough this continent? It is hard to find an answer and difficult to be honest. Every place, person or situation was different but as enriching as the last one. Even if things sometimes were not fine or good you kind of appreciate all the situations having been involved in, giving you the impression of the trip being more complete and having learned more.

Life as a trip has shown me that life is really a journey and that all the good moments, places or persons confronted in your personal path are a lot of times of short time life and mostly will come to an end. Cherishing the present has become therefore even more important to me. The hardest thing after all would be to feel not having enjoyed the nice moments to its fullness.

Lastly, I would like to thank at this place all the people who kept in in touch with me during my trip either by commenting my blog, phoning, writing me an email or just sending a text message. You all make it easier for me to come back.

JM

Oahu, Hawaii (23.11.2013 – 28.11.2013)

After visiting the island of Maui I flew to Oahu, another island more to the north and more known for its city Honolulu, which is the capital of Hawaii and its famous beach Waikiki. I didn’t bother too much with sightseeing anymore in my last days of the trip and dedicated a big part of the time being at the beaches, which are beautiful here, and snorkling along colourful fishes and turtles.

Kailua Bay and Beach

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Lanikai Beach

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Hanauma Bay

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Makapu’u Beach Park

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Waikiki Beach and Skyline

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Ala Moana Beach Park

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Iolani Palace

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Aliiolani Hale with King Kamehameha V statue in front

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Hawaii Army Museum Society

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And my last photo shot at Ala Moana Beach Park with Waikiki skyline behind.

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Maui, Hawaii (19.11.2013 – 23.11.2013)

Hawaii should be the last stop of my trip. I chose Maui as the first island to visit, which is the second largest of all of them. It has a big diversity in landscapes ; from volcanic and desertic to tropical rainforest and nice exotic beaches.

Road to Hana

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From Hana back to Wailuku around the other side of the volcano. It got more dry and the vegetation more scarce as you can constate on the pictures.

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Iao Valley State Park

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Lahaina Jodo Mission Buddhist Cultural Park

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Kihei

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Sunrise on top of the volcano Haleakala

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Haleakala Observatories

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Makena State Park (Big Beach)

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San Diego (18.11.2013)

Back in San Diego the weather was better and we also had more time to visit the city. We mainly moved between Seaport Village and Gaslamp Quarter and finished the day in Ocean Beach where we said goodbye to each other with some beers. Everybody is going its own way again but the trip continues for all of us. We agreed to meet up again back in Switzerland. Thanks Carlos, it was a great experience having travelled with you for a big part of my trip!

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Rosarito, Mexico (17.11.2013)

Rosarito was the second city we visited after Tijuana. We enjoyed the great tacos with barbecue meat at “El Yaqui” and the promenade on the beach.

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Later in the afternoon we made our way back to the border with the United States and the queue this time was much longer. An older man in front of us who had been crossing the border every day since 1986 in order to go to work said that one hour in the queue was a good time.

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