TRIP TO PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA

Q: We heard that you went to Phoenix, Arizona, isn't it?

A: Yes, we went to Phoenix, Arizona on November 14-16, 2008 together with my former co-professors at De La Salle University like Dr. Jun Olaño with his wife, Carmi. We were planned to go there because Phoenix, Arizona is also a tourist attraction according to many people here.

Q: How far is Phoenix, Arizona from your place in Daly City, California?

A: Well, Phoenix, Arizona is 760 miles from Daly City, California. If you will drive, the travel time is approximately 12 to 13 hours depending on the traffic conditions and weather. If you will come from West Coast Area, you have to take I-280 North, US-101 North, I-80 East, I-580 East, I-5 South, I-210 East, and then I-10 East. If you will come from East Coast Area, you have to take I-80 West, I-15 South, and then I-10 East.

Q: We heard that Phoenix, Arizona is also a popular place in USA, isn't it?

A: Yes, Phoenix, Arizona is also a popular place in USA because of the beautiful mountains, Joshua trees or big cactus, and deserts. Phoenix, Arizona is also a tourist spot especially during summer time. In summer time, the whole area is very hot because of the deserts. The temperature there during summer time is reached up to 120°F.

Q: Did you enjoy in touring and visiting in Phoenix, Arizona?

A: Yes, I really like to visit in Phoenix, Arizona also. Actually, this was my first time to go there. Dr. Jun Olaño and his wife, Carmi, were planned to go there because many of their friends told them that Phoenix, Arizona is also a good place to visit especially for those who likes to visit in mountains and deserts. We visited many different tourist spots and had picture takings there. We spend there for 3 days and we stayed at Comfort Inn. We left early from Hercules, California on November 14, 2008 around 6:00 am and arrived there at 9:30 pm. We noticed that in Arizona, their time is 1 hour ahead from California because Arizona belongs to Mountain Standard Time (MST). During Daylight Saving Time Period, the state of Arizona is not implementing the Daylight Saving Time and so the time in California is the same in Arizona.

Q: What are the tourist attractions in Phoenix, Arizona?

A:Well, the tourist attractions in Phoenix, Arizona are the following that we were visited:

Q: How was the weather there in Phoenix, Arizona?

A: Well, the temperature there was 75°F. Thanks God that the place is not so hot because during summer time, the temperature is reached as high as 120°F. Since Phoenix, Arizona is also a desert area, this place is never had a snow even during winter time. As I mentioned earlier that Phoenix is also a tourist attraction even though the temperature is 120°F during summer time. You will not get sweat much because the humidity there is low. Most of the people there are drinking water so that they will not feel tired always.

Q: Do you recommend Phoenix, Arizona to anyone?

A: Yes, I will recommend Phoenix, Arizona to everyone because it is also a nice place to visit, too. Most of the people there are Native Americans or American Indians because Arizona is also a desert area. Also, there are many Mexicans there because Phoenix is also near to the boarder of United States and Mexico. Most of the foods and dishes there are mixed with Mexican and they are spicy. They are also eating cactus and they cooked it for the appetizers, dishes, and desserts. The people in Arizona are also approachable especially to the tourists and visitors.

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