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Binoy Nazareth Goes California Dreamin
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Experiencing the Essence of Wanderlust
  • With love of all inspiring things great and
    small,
  • I decided to take the road to California to
  • experience my passion for sunny beaches, great
  • food and revel in an intoxicating atmosphere.
  • Evolving over 900 miles on the Western border
  • of America, the California dream became a
  • reality as I stepped into the land of diverse
  • people, cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and
  • the Alcatraz Island. With innumerable things to
  • do, I tried to cram my itinerary with hiking
  • through the national parks, going on wine tasting
  • tours, visiting Disneyland, relaxing on sunny
  • beaches and experimenting with water sports.

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  • Integrating traditions, foods and
  • languages from all around the globe,
  • California displays roots in the cultures of
  • Asia, Mexico and Spain including the
  • eastern part of the United States. My
  • quest for adventure accelerated my
  • heartbeat and increased the anticipation
  • of discovering the famous Californian
  • cuisine and a fusion of culinary styles
  • including sampling the sparkling wines.
  • As a must-do on my bucket list, I
  • gorged on the popular California pizza,
  • salads, seafood, barbecued meats, Asian
  • and Latino food.

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Delighting the Palate with a Culinary Repertoire
  • Exciting and exhilarating, my California sojourn
    was topped with adventures galore and a chance to
  • travel incessantly through a culinary repertoire
    and a kaleidoscope of classic Californian dreamy
  • dishes. I relaxed on divine beaches with a cool
    Boba drink and satisfied hunger pangs with great
  • hotdogs and Italian subs. As a daring spirit took
    over, I took off paddle-boarding on the
    crystal-clear
  • waters of Lake Tahoe and later went rock climbing
    at Yosemite Park which offered many other
  • outdoor activities.

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  • Every meal time and in-between was punctuated
  • with the marvelous cuisines of California. My
  • culinary adventure evolved over custom crepes
  • at Harajuku Crêpes, seafood burritos, filling
  • Matt Cain sandwiches, incredible porchetta
  • sandwiches, Korean, Chinese and Japanese
  • fare. After fortifying my system with an amazing
  • range of cuisines and cultures over many days,
  • where I enjoyed a great game at the seventh
  • hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links, experienced
  • the mesmerizing Pismo Beach and let Santa
  • Maria Valley catapult me on a sparkling travel
  • through great wines which brought out the
  • aesthetic in me, I then headed towards Lone
  • Pine and the small town in Owens Valley in my
  • rental convertible.

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  • San Francisco with its world-class attractions,
  • stunning scenery and a strong presence of
  • fusion cuisines satisfied my senses with its a
  • we-inspiring concerts and music that echoed
  • everywhere. It was time for a California pier
  • experience which I wasnt about to give up on
  • and strolled along Pier 39, Fishermans Wharf
  • and the Santa Monica Pier to absorb the
  • unique pier experience. As the California sun
  • glittered on the famous Golden Gate Bridge, I
  • drove through this iconic structure and of
  • course took innumerable photographs to take
  • memories back home.

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  • With the misty hills of San Francisco echoing
    with ancient tales that swished around the
    age-old forests, it
  • was time to surround myself with the majestic and
    massive Redwood trees at Redwood National and
  • State Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    and a United States National Park on the North
  • Coast of California. Muir Woods was another site
    to cherish, with its monumental trees that can
    fit multiple
  • people like me in their trunks.

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  • Every day was a treat, from San Francisco to
  • Sacramento, and from San Jose to San Diego to
  • LA, as the sunshine warmed the heart, I toured
  • through the delights of life with barbecued Baby
  • Back Ribs from Phils BBQ, Praise the Lard from 
  • The Waffle Experience, Cioppino from Sotto Mare
  • Chocolate with sweet deserts to melt in the mouth
  • with Bouchons from Bouchon Bakery and Julian
  • Apple Pie from Julian Pie Company across these
  • beautiful cities. While a colorful melee of
    sights
  • and sounds twirled in a wild dance of colors,
  • Chinatown in Los Angeles beckoned with its red
  • lanterns and Pagoda styled buildings.

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  • I shopped, dined, wined and toured the
    traditional
  • dimsum destinations, temples, art galleries,
  • awesome Asian-fusion eateries and tasted the
  • popular French dip sandwich. No trip to
    California
  • is complete without a visit to the famous Laguna
  • and Malibu Beaches where celebs frolic on
  • golden sands and I found myself admiring a
  • picturesque view with a cool cocktail to quench
  • my thirst on these sun-kissed paradise beauties.
  •  
  • Time flew and disappeared around a kaleidoscope
  • of magical and mesmerizing attractions as I
  • packed my bags and got ready to take inspiring
  • memories of a delightful and action-packed
  • California adventure back home.

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  • Take Off with Binoy Nazareth on a California
    Culture Trip
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