Niagara Falls: Inspiring Awe

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For the longest time of my stay in the US, I waited for an opportunity to visit Niagara Falls. When a friend from Rochester invited me, I gladly jumped at the opportunity. Niagara Falls is accessible (with a valid visa of course) both from the American side, and from the Canadian side. I had to stick to the American side, for the lack of a Canadian visa. I had previously heard everyone tell me how the Canadian view of Niagara was way prettier than then American view. I never understood why.

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Onto the beaches of North Carolina

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If you are looking for a nice weekend getaway this summer, and want to spend two days marveling at the beautifully majestic Atlantic Ocean and getting rejuvenated, if you want some great seafood, and spend some time away from the civilization, go pack your bags, and take that flight or drive (depending on how far you are) to this little strip of land on the Atlantic. You will be pleasantly surprised by the amazing number of things the beaches of North Carolina have to offer.

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Of Dawns and Dusks

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I woke up late and had to be content watching it from the room of my hotel instead of heading to the beach. The second day, the sun was partially shrouded by clouds, and though I had a wonderful experience watching it rise, I was not able to get any good shots of it. I tried watching the sunset from a sand dune, but this time too, the sun had long disappeared in the thick clouds even before it was time for it to set.

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Starry Nights

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We eventually fell asleep for a short while, watching the meteor shower. However, someone had diligently set the alarm clock at 4 am. We promptly woke up (me glad that I had not become the late night dinner for some animal), packed our sleeping bags, drove down to the camp to dismantle our tents, and then drove for another hour or so to catch the first rays of the sunrise kissing Mount Rainier. If the sight of meteor shower was not Heavenly enough, this was another Heavenly sight, the face of the mountain glowing bright orange with the first rays of the sun.

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