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USA – Yellowstone

Yellowstone
Yellowstone

This picture I wanted to title “Colorful Yellowstone”, but at the end I left a simple name. 馃槈 You can see a few intensive colors: blue, white, orange-brown and green. It’s not seen in this photo, but white parts are often marked with black spots. There are many huge ravens. 馃檪

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Dwa dni temu, by艂o pomara艅czowo-rdzawe Yellowstone, wczoraj niebieskie, a dzi艣 jest kolorowe. 馃槈 I mimo, 偶e nie jest to wielkie gor膮ce 藕r贸d艂o “Grand Prismatic Spring” cz臋sto pokazywane jako charakterystyczne zdj臋cie z Yellowstone, to mamy tu troch臋 zielonego, pomara艅czowego, niebieskiego i bia艂ego. 馃檪 A te bia艂e obszary cz臋sto s膮 pokryte czarnymi plamkami, w艂a艣ciwie sporymi plamami, w postaci wielkich kruk贸w, kt贸rych sporo tam lata.

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USA – Blue Yellowstone

Yellowstone
Yellowstone

As you see, I titled my pictures from Yellowstone National Park by the different colors I encountered to show how diverse this park is. Yellowstone it’s much more than Old Faithful Geyser (honestly, it’s a bit disappointing) or Grand Prismatic Spring (unfortunately overcrowded).

I have to add here, that I was a bit disappointed by Yellowstone in general. But it’s only because I visited before a few superb geothermal places e.g., Iceland or White Island in New Zealand. It doesn’t mean that I didn’t like Yellowstone, I liked it a lot! But when you travel a lot it’s easier to say that “in my opinion, this place is better than this one”, but separately both places are great! And, I still think Yellowstone is a must-see!

p.s. I love these deep, dark, blue holes, as the one shown in the picture. 馃檪

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Poka偶臋 Wam jeszcze w tym miesi膮cu, kilka zdj臋膰 z parku Yellowstone. Poszczeg贸lne posty z Yellowstone postanowi艂am nazwa膰 kolorami, poniewa偶 ten park zaskoczy艂 mnie swoj膮 r贸偶norodno艣ci膮 i zdecydowanie jest bardzo kolorowy. Z drugiej strony, musz臋 przyzna膰, 偶e spodziewa艂am si臋 czego艣 “lepszego” po Yellowstone. Nie oznacza to, 偶e nie podoba艂o mi si臋 w Yellowstone. Podoba艂o si臋 i bardzo polecam, ale zwiedzaj膮c r贸偶ne pi臋kne miejsca 艂atwo wyrobi膰 sobie opini臋 co nam si臋 bardziej podoba, mimo 偶e te r贸偶ne miejsca same w sobie s膮 bardzo ciekawe.

Odno艣nie dzisiejszego zdj臋cia – jak Wam si臋 podoba ta g艂臋boka, granatowa dziura? Ja je uwielbiam, s膮 pi臋kne i w pewien spos贸b przera偶aj膮ce. 馃槈

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USA – Orange Yellowstone

Yellowstone
Yellowstone

I think everyone heard about Yellowstone, even children know (or maybe used to know…?) Yogi bear. 馃槈 Yellowstone is a huge, and actually quite diverse national park.

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My艣l臋, 偶e ka偶dy s艂ysza艂 o parku Yellowstone, nawet dzieci znaj膮 (albo zna艂y?) misia Yogi. 馃槈
Park Narodowy Yellowstone to ogromny kompleks, sk艂adaj膮cy si臋 z gor膮cych 藕r贸de艂, gejzer贸w, wulkan贸w b艂otnych, wodospad贸w itp.

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USA – Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park

We’re heading to Yellowstone via Grand Teton National Park (today’s picture). I love landscapes like this one – green grass, rocky mountains covered by snow, and blue sky. OK, the last one is debatable. 馃槈

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Wybrali艣my drog臋 do Yellowstone prowadz膮c膮 przez Park Narodowy Grand Teton. Powiedzia艂abym, 偶e to park z alpejskimi widokami 鈥 pi臋kne g贸ry, 艣nieg, jeziora. 馃檪

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USA – Hummingbird

Hummingbird
Hummingbird

Distances that we had to drive in USA, were usually quite big, so we had to stop from time to time to relax a bit. It wasn’t difficult to find a nice place for a break, because there are many of them on the way. And often we’re positively surprised how beautiful this place was. A few times we met these cute, tiny hummingbirds. It’s very enjoyable to observe them!

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Stany Zjednoczone to ogromny kraj i cz臋sto pokonywali艣my wiele, wiele mil. Od czasu do czasu trzeba by艂o zrobi膰 przerw臋 aby si臋 nie zam臋czy膰 jazd膮. Z regu艂y nie mieli艣my 偶adnego problemu aby znale藕膰 pi臋kne miejsce na kr贸tki odpoczynek – by艂o ich mn贸stwo po drodze! Nasz pierwszy przystanek by艂 cudownie ulokowany, las, g贸rki i kolibry! Kolibry spotkali艣my kilka razy i wtedy nasze przerwy si臋 troch臋 wyd艂a偶y艂y obserwuj膮c i fotografuj膮c te prze艣liczne, male艅kie ptaszki. 馃檪

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USA – Wyoming

Wyoming
Wyoming

After Utah, we headed north to Wyoming. The landscape changed from desert-like sandstones to kind of alpine-like. Here, we stopped for a lunch. Not the worst place. 馃槈

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Ze stanu Utah, udali艣my si臋 na p贸艂noc do Wyoming. Krajobrazy szybko zmieni艂y si臋 z pustynno-piaskowych w g贸rskie. A tutaj zatrzymali艣my si臋 na piknik i spacer. 馃檪

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USA – Great Salt Lake

Great Salt Lake
Great Salt Lake

Have you ever seen any very salty lake? I saw a few in different countries, and I like them a lot. They have nice colors, or nice salt formations on the shore (today’s photo). And usually, it’s possible to spot birds and animals nearby.

The Great Salt Lake in Utah has a few islands. We visited the largest one, Antelope Island. And we saw some antelopes, and other animals e.g., bison.

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Byli艣cie kiedy艣 nad bardzo zasolonym jeziorem? Mia艂am okazj臋 zobaczy膰 kilka takich jezior i to s膮 zawsze pi臋kne miejsca. Cz臋sto te jeziora maj膮 pi臋kny kolor, nad brzegiem mo偶na znale藕膰 wiele kryszta艂k贸w soli (dzisiejsze zdj臋cie), a w okolicach dostrzec np. flamingi.

Nad Wielkim Jeziorem S艂onym (ang. Great Salt Lake) w Utah uda艂o nam si臋 zobaczy膰 kilka zwierzak贸w np. bizony i antylopy. Na jeziorze jest kilka wysepek. Wybrali艣my si臋 na najwi臋ksz膮 z nich, kt贸ra nie bez powodu nazywa si臋 Wysp膮 Antylopy. 馃檪

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USA – Dead Horse Point

Dead Horse Point State Park
Dead Horse Point State Park

There are different legends that explain the strange name of this state park. They have something to do with cowboys and… thirsty horses. You can find out more in the internet, but the best way is to go there. 馃槈

Maybe it’s a bit provocative, but I don’t want to spoil everything, just inspire you to travel! 馃檪

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Park stanowy Dead Horse Point to ciekawe miejsce o dziwnej nazwie, kt贸ra ma co艣 do czynienia z martwymi ko艅mi… Najlepszy spos贸b aby pozna膰 legend臋 towarzysz膮c膮 temu parkowi, to wybra膰 si臋 tam. 馃槈

Dzi艣 tak troch臋 tajemniczo, ale nie chcia艂abym zepsu膰 zabawy z odkrywania, tylko inspirowa膰 do podr贸偶owania! 馃檪

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USA – Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is simply splendid! It was for us, one of the surprises in Utah. We went there and somehow couldn’t believe our eyes. All of these rock formations look so amazing! And there was something more that surprised us – strong hail in summer! In only few minutes it covered these orange rocks and made everything look even more like from a fairy tale. 馃檪
Ah, and cute tiny chipmunks were running around us. 馃榾

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Park Narodowy Bryce Canyon to kolejne wspania艂e miejsce w Utah. Ten park przygotowa艂 dla nas kilka niespodzianek. Po pierwsze nie mogli艣my si臋 napatrze膰 na te formacje skalne. 呕artowali艣my, 偶e bia艂e 鈥瀙lamki鈥 to 艣nieg i 艣miej膮c si臋 zostali艣my 鈥瀦alani gradem鈥 i b艂yskawicznie ca艂a okolica si臋 zabieli艂a! Niesamowite wra偶enie! Szybko si臋 wypogodzi艂o, s艂o艅ce wysz艂o zza chmur, a ma艂e wiewi贸rki wysz艂y z kryj贸wek i wygl膮da艂y tak jakby urz膮dza艂y wy艣cigi dooko艂a naszych n贸g. 馃檪

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USA – Canyonlands

Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park

And we are in another national park. This one is called Canyonlands. Here you can also find a big arch, and have a very nice hike.

Today I also wanted to add few words about possible accommodation in USA, I guess it’s mostly for non-American travelers. 馃槈 Of course like everywhere, you can find in USA very luxurious hotels or cheap hostels, use coach-surfing etc. In Hollywood movies we often see motels, and it also can be a good option when we’re on budget. They’re of different quality, but often with reasonable prices and convenient locations. When I entered our room in first motel, I thought “it looks like in a movie”. 馃榾

The most charming places to stay overnight for me were inns. Especially the ones located in old, lovely houses with very friendly hosts. That I can highly recommend.

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To zdj臋cie, mimo 偶e z ogromnym 艂ukiem, nie przedstawia parku Arches, a pobliski park narodowy Canyonlands. To te偶 pi臋kne miejsce na spacer!

Chcia艂am dzi艣 poda膰 kilka informacji na temat nocleg贸w. W USA, jak prawie wsz臋dzie, znale藕膰 mo偶na luksusowe hotele czy tanie hostele, skorzysta膰 z coach-surfing itp. Jednak w ameryka艅skich filmach cz臋sto widzimy motele. S膮 one r贸偶nej jako艣ci i cz臋sto w przyst臋pnej cenie. Spali艣my kilka razy w motelu i gdy wesz艂am do naszego pierwszego pokoju pomy艣la艂am 鈥瀟o wygl膮da jak w filmie鈥. 馃榾

Jednak najbardziej polecam pensjonaty, czy prywatne domy z pokojami do wynaj臋cia (po angielsku 鈥瀒nn鈥). Cz臋sto znajduj膮 si臋 one w starych, uroczych budynkach. W艂a艣ciciele s膮 bardzo 偶yczliwi i we wszystkim nam pomog膮 oraz przygotuj膮 pyszne 艣niadanie. 馃檪

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