"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."

Dallas

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It is approximately 2500km from New York till Dallas. The very heart of Texas and America it self. It took as about 3 hours to fly there and we were sure surprised when we got there. In New York was kind of hot for us, but in Dallas the average temperature climbed till about 45C. Comparing to that - New York was a chilly Canadian city.

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Neighborhood we were living in.

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Our house. Looks like a resort hotel.

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We have many friends living there. And as you can see some animals were really happy to meet us too. On the left is Richmond - local basketball star.

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And this is probably the best cat in the world.

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I'm not really a huge cat lover but this was one hell of a cat.

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Our animal friends for the whole week.

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Since we had so much time there and really not having a plan what to do and see, we decided just to chill and relax from the busy life of New York. So we headed for a tennis game. As you can see it was so hot that there is absolutely not a single person on the streets.

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Everybody are using cars. If you don't have a car in Dallas - you're nobody. You can't even get to the shops without having a car.

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Unfortunately cars brake sometimes.

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As you can expect the weather is wonderful and tennis courts are perfect and free. The only problem was the temperature.

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After just 20 minutes playing outside when the temperature had risen till almost 50C it was impossible to be there. We had drunk about 3l of water each in just half an hour and decided to call it a day.

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I'm all wet.

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So we headed back home and to check out our pool. Luckily all houses have their own pool.

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This was like a vacation for us.

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Feels like we are in Turkey or on Canary islands.

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There is also a guest house with different entertainment games and party place.

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Playing billiard.

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A day later we decided to visit a local zoo.

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Dallas Zoo.

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Funny penguins.

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Me pointing at a fish.

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Aquarium.

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Us and a fat American woman :)

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After that we decided to see a Fort Worth city.

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The city is a cultural gateway into the American West.

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Traditional American car.

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Today Fort Worth still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design.

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Real sexy lady on a huge bull. Sure won't see something like this every day.

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Cowboy town. Feels like I'm back in 19th century only with strange cars around.

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Decided to chill in one of the restaurants with live western music. It was stunning and I'll put the video of it later.

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Owners were really surprised when they heard where we were from. And indeed. We traveled literally half the world to be there. By the way - did I mention that Coca Cola there was unbelievably tasty?

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Then it was finally time to see the Dallas it self. I have to mention that roads are terrific. You can go about 120km/h. There are bridges tunnels and tolls everywhere. Driving is pure pleasure.

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Highway, Dallas, United States.

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Dallas is the third-largest city in the state of Texas and the ninth-largest in the United States..

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..with population almost 2 000 000 people. The tower on the left is a rotating restaurant.

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An interesting castle in the center.

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Even though it's the middle of a day you can see that streets are mostly empty. Walking isn't a popular thing to do in Dallas. Especially when it is this hot.

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One of our photographers in Dallas.

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, Dallas, United States.

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Once again the same small house in the center of Dallas. Very similar to the one we've seen in Washington.

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Having fun :)

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I like modern - heavy muscle cop cars.

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An "X" building.

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Friendly photo.

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Photo session in Dallas.

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And here's the result.

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Comparing Canon 600D to 7D.

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I have no idea what is he doing. :)

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Great toy.

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Once again on the road.

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Since it was even hotter than in New York we decided to go to the Six Flags aqua park one more time which was in Dallas as well only much much cheaper.

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Having fun on the road.

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If you ever find yourself in America, you just have to visit the "Cheesecake factory". They have simply the best cheesecakes in the world.

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The next day our friend Richmond agreed to show us his university - Southern Methodist University or SMU. This is a private university in Dallas and one of the best out there.

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This is a dressing room. To me looks like a huge chill room.

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Since this complex is ment for basketballers everything is a bit larger. Here are huge wardrobes. I personally am 194 cm high and still was feeling quite small there. To lower people this would be really strange here.

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As you can see showers were huge too. The soap pad was almost 2m from the floor. And the shower it self even higher.

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Family photo in the toilet :)

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Our superstar. :)

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To the right is Evija - Richmonds sister. She is our volleyball champion from Florida.

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And here is the main basketball court.

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There are more than 5 of them in a row. Some commands are training even during the summer period.

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On the second floor all around the courts are special tracks so that you can train inside when outside is too hot. Like that day when we were visiting.

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Modern gym.

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Inside pool.

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Special outside pool. It's only about 20cm deep, specially so that you could lie in a sun bed and would be still above the surface of the water to get a better tan.

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Popular room of fame that hold many different posters and photos of famous people as well as different gold medals and cups.

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They even have their own football and rugby football field.

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The sculpture outside.

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The area of university ir pretty huge. It takes 230 acres that hold almost 11 000 students.

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Main gates to the university.

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University has its own police department. In case of emergency students must press the alarm button and police will be there in seconds. These alarms are located every 200m round whole campus.

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They even have their own church so that students could get married without searching for the place outside the campus.

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You could just walk round that campus whole day.

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Only that day the temperature was cose to 50C and it was impossible to stay outside for longer than 30 minutes.

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And as you can see we were the only ones there.

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Main statue and SMU symbol.

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Later we decided to use one of the university pools to chill and get some tan as well.

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This is a professional swimming pool with jumping towers.

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Later that evening we were having a party at Richmonds place.

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Going through our shopping stuff.

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May all who enter as guests, leave as friends.

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Our bodyguard :)

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Oh russian girls :)

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No vodka no party :)

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Cheers :)

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The last day we decided to do some extreme stuff. Bungee jumping for example.

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Going through basic instructions.

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Totally ready :)

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It wasn't that hight up there. But still a was feeling quite scary.

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And there I go. It was the best. Once you're up there you aren't even afraid anymore. You just jump and hope for the best.

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Our last night. Chilling in the pool.

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Even though it was night, the temperature was so hot that the water in the pool stayed warm up to 30C. Felt more like a bath.

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Valediction day.

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It was sure a great week enjoying real American life. Thank you Dallas. Now it's time to go back to New York.

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Saying goodbye to our house friends and animals.

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And of course a huge thanks to all our friends there who showed us real American life.

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