USA diaries: A Glimpse of Reality in Southern States and a little Announcement

It’s always nice to see photos of beautiful, picturesque, stunning places. People see what you want them to see and posting pictures only of places worth taking them is a bit of mislead. At least I think so. Everyone has it’s own style of showing their travels to the world and that’s fine, but I’ve decided to include a post of less beautiful places or how should I say it haha.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved every minute of it, it’s just not everyone’s cup of tea. But spending a few days driving through that kind of places was the only way to get from one beautiful place to antoher. Distance from New Orleans to Savannah for example was around 1300 km (passing 4 states) and dear people!, US highways are not same as in Europe. Speed limit there is 110 km/h. And the majority of time there wasn’t any highway, so it took us even longer to drive to our destination. Driving through villages hardly any foreign visits is something you never forget. Mostly we just passed through, but there were places we decided we wanted to explore. Some of those places ended up being ghost towns, with hardly any residents.

Along our drive we found some outstanding antique shops, flea markets in the middle of nowhere. People who worked there were nicer and much well-mannered than you would expect them to be. The thing I loved the most about these people was their old fashioned style, ther old fashioned manners and clothing. The majority of men wore hats and everytime I talked to some guy he adressed me as “ma’am” and took his hat of for a second. I loved that gesture so much haha!

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And there was one funny incident along our drive through Georgia. Since my father is a huge fan of The Walking Dead series we spent few days driving through Georgia scouting for places where the majority of the series was filmed. Our car was Chevrolet Tahoe (black!) and we sure did drew some attention driving through those distant villages. There was a small village called Hampton (Georgia) where many scenes from TWD were shot. When we parked our car and walked around our eyes caught some movements of the window curtains. We looked closer and we saw people hiding behing curtains and observing us. Then a few people encouraged and came out. They thought we are a part of the TWD filming team scouting for some new scenes for the new season. They said that those teams come quite often in order to find some new scenes. Despite the fact that we explained to them we are only tourist and have no connection the the real TWD team whatsoever, the did not belive the word we said. They insisted on taking pictures with us, thinking that they took a picture with celebrities haha!

Overall the South is very poor. Some of you may not know that but it’s true. And after a few days spent on the road it’s always nice to return to more civilised regions. And about those places in my next post!

And for the end I would like to thank every single one of you who takes time and reads these posts, who follows our blog and so on. Thank you to everyone who has ever told or wrote us in order to tell us that you like the blog and left some nice comments that we should keep doing it. And recently we have recieved so many positive feedback, especially from our friends and aquaintances and it means a wold to us. And that motivates me so much, to be better, to make better photos, to write more often – which by the way I am working on! Thank you to those who encourage me (you know who you are), I love you and be excited for some new (better quality) photos, anyone knows why? 🙂

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