Lake Tahoe

On my way to Lake Tahoe with Chis & Quan

On my way to Lake Tahoe with Chis & Quan

This morning I met Chris & Quan in Java beach cafe in San Francisco, who would join me for the road trip. Chris, 28 yrs old is from Sydney, Australia. Quan, 19yrs old is from Hanoi, Vietnam. 3 guys, different ages, different background. This would give a very intresting mix and fascinating conversations on the road! Our first destination was Lake Tahoe, a freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada, 3h east of San Francisco.
Kelly, my host San Francisco had adviced me to do Viking Holme and that was our first stop.  Clear bleu water & lush green pineforests gave us fantastic vista’s all around the lake. It took us about 4 hours to drive around the lake, enjoying some sceneries, beaches & beach towns such as Tahoe City & Tahoe Vista, where we had dinner enjoying the sunset…

Crazy night with my travelbuddy Chris & my hosts Lucas, Wolfie & Nick

Crazy night with my travelbuddy Chris & my hosts Lucas, Wolfie & Nick

We were hosted by Nick, a guy from LA who lived for several years in a beautiful wooden house in the forest of South Lake Tahoe.  Don’t be fooled as South Lake Tahoe is a town. Nick lived with several roommates and we were lucky to meet this crazy bunch of people… Wolfie, Lucas, their girlfriends & Elias who lived in a shack behind Wolfie’s house..  Lucas & his girlfriend were from Buenos Aires but loved the place and were here already for six months.  Although they were about to continue to travel in the next few days…

With Paul, Melanie, Chris &  Stephanie @ Mount Blue casino

With Paul, Melanie, Chris & Stephanie @ Mount Blue casino

The funny thing about South Lake Tahoe is that one part is located in California, the other part in Nevada.  The Californian side it’s a pretty common town with beautiful houses, lush pine tree forests, nice reaturants, shops,… but once you get in the Nevada part of town, you’re surrounded by casino’s as gambling is legal in Nevada.  We had to explore this lively city by night. Our host Nick introduced us in the city’s nightlife and we hit the casino’s in Nevada with his roommates Wolfie & Elias.  Unfortunately, Quan was not allowed in the bars & casino’s because of his age, so he enjoyed a good night rest.  Later that night we met Paul, Melanie & her sister Stephanie from Sacramento in the Mount Blue casino and enjoyed our first night out in a Nevada casino!  A taste of what was about to come in Vegas…

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