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California became the thirty-first state to join the United States on September 9, 1850, and is now by far the most populous state in the United States with a population of about 40 million. California lies on the Pacific Ocean and has 1,350 kilometres of coastline. California borders the state of Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east and Mexico to the south. In terms of area, California is the third largest state in the USA after Alaska and Texas and the capital has been Sacramento since 1854. Here you can find our travel reports and photos.

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17-Mile Drive – Travel Guide, Things to Do & beautiful photo spots (USA)

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After doing a Whale Watching Tour in Monterey Bay this morning and then visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we used the rest of the day to drive off the 17-Mile Drive. The 17-Mile Drive is located about 200 kilometers south of San Francisco between the beautiful coastal towns of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea in California. The privately managed road, which winds between Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, runs for a total of 27 kilometers (17 miles) along the rugged Pacific coast, …

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Sacramento – Tourist Attractions & Things to do in the Old Town (USA)

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On the way from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe, halfway through the capital of California is the cityof Sacramento . It takes only 1.5 hours from San Francisco for the approximately 150-kilometer stretch of Interstate 80. Due to the evening traffic and longer traffic jams, it took us about 3 hours the night before. This morning we wanted to use to explore downtown Sacramento.

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Alcatraz – Our travel guide for the prison island in San Francisco (USA)

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A L C A T R A Z… just when you speak the word, you automatically think of crime fiction, prison outbursts and crooks. The island fortress radiates a special myth in stories and legends are formed around it. Since a visit to Alcatraz is an absolute obligatory program during a visit to San Francisco, we took a closer look at the prison island in the San Francisco Bay 🙂

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