Houston is a far cry from the bigger is better, cowboys and country/hip-hop mix I had imagined. Although my experience may have been closer to this if I had visited the outskirts of the city. What I ended up witnessing was a modern industrial city with a surprising amount of pretty green spaces

These beautiful parks make a stark contrast to Houston’s impressive skyline

Houston is also home to the prestigious Rice University which I enjoyed visiting

One my way out of Houston to San Antonio I was able to ride along the Buffalo Bayou Park which was a great serene way to start the day