Days in Denver

These are some snaps from my phone during the visit to Denver. This city is quite friendly, I wish I could explore more.

This is how I save my direction when there was no internet on my phone. I would search at night from home and snapped it.

  Another morning start from Race street

  View on 16th street mall  A friend who stays in Denver suggested me to come to this bookstore, and this place is amazing. I think I can spend whole day here. It is Tattered Cover bookstore in 16th street mall.   The view from the bookstore

  From the Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory

    Finally, I met my super cool uncle. It has been 16 years we did meet. I was so happy to see him again. I hope I can visit you again Mang… take care ya!

  From the conference

 Simple lunch in organic store.

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March 22, 2015

It is the first day of seminar in Colorado Convention Center. I was so sleepy, the jetlag worked out.

Here how the day passed

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Start early in the morning, the scene was really nice around the neighborhood. Right at the end of the street was a huge city park.

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Took a breakfast in a breakfast cafe. It was huge, to much for early morning. I guess I was their first customer at 7-ish.

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The street in front of the shuttle bus to get down town. First bus riding.

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I got this since I have no idea how it the bus works. It supposed to be for transfer, but I didn’t take transfer.

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Finally! The Convention Center. Where is the big blue bear?

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Registered.

 

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aha! there you are, with the cellphone.

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Downtown.

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16th street mall.
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During the lunch. As a solo traveler, I had nothing to do except opening and closing this technical program book >_<.

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Lunch: Chicken soup with pasta and chicken dumpling.

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Another downtown view.

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The icon.

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How I saved the map when there is no internet connection.

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With the bear, thank you who ever you are who took this picture. 20150322-IMG_3565 20150322-IMG_3568

Bought this for Tanya.

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Dinner with pad thai.

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Nice cafe to spend time. It was busy, people were spending their time in front of laptop.

20150322-IMG_3571Nice coffee and food, good price, friendly barista and people.

 

March 21, 2015: First day in US

I have been grateful. My first year of PhD, I got a published paper. Now, in my second year, I could go to US for a conference. Life is not easy in lab but I can get the value.

I am writing this post from a bedroom of the AirBnb home in Denver, yes I am in Denver now. I never thought that I would go to US, well Denver is not the one if I want to go. Europe was always my destination, but another way brought me here. I am still grateful for that. The mixed feeling is here, nervous and excited in the same time, as I should do a presentation on the conference which took me 4 times practice with my advisor.

Taking flight always a problem for me, because I got motion sick easily, and it turned really bad. I was so worried about the longest flight ever in my life to Colorado. A good friend of mine, Glenn, brought me this dramamine kind of medication, and it worked really well! No air sick at all, not even dizzy. This is the first time I enjoyed flight.

So, here I am. I will post more about this trip later.

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First connecting flight in San Fransisco, I wish I had more time to travel around the city.

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First sunset in Denver on my way from airport.

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First coffee around the neighbourhood where I stay.

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Jetlag face. I missed Tanya already….