San Francisco, California

Our First Time In America In Photos

Whenever I used to think of America, I would picture the beautiful California with charming cities, breathtaking coast, palm trees everywhere, sun-kissed skin…..wait, I’m thinking of the Katy Perry song…anyway. So naturally, when I saw flight tickets that were a lot cheaper than their normal price, I instantly wanted to book them. They were all sold out by the time I got to them. 🙄

Look, the United States weren’t a priority on my wish list, even though I’ve always wanted to go (I figured I’ll just go one day). So I did what any sane person would: I walked away. Luckily for me (and my friends), I’m not sane and searching for flight tickets is what I often do for fun so after a few days of intense search, I found even cheaper tickets to California. Even better, we were able to have a more flexible itinerary.

It was a long wait for two weeks in America that felt like two minutes. Was it everything I’ve ever dreamed of? Yes and no. Were there parts I didn’t like. Sadly, yes. Did I have a good time? Absolutely. Would I go back? Heeeeell yes! (good thing our visa lasts ten years!). There will be more posts in the near future, but for now, please enjoy some photos from a trip that I will remember forever.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
Our first stop was the fabulous and glamorous Las Vegas….where it rained the whole time. Probably the only rain this year?

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, Arizona
The next day we took a day trip to the Grand Canyon….to find it completely covered in fog, you couldn’t see a thing in front of you. And after the rain the day before, my spirits were already pretty low… But luckily it cleared up and we were able to see all these colours.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
Our time in the City of Angels started on the wrong foot. Hated Hollywood and our beautiful view from the Griffith Observatory was ruined by fog, but as the days went by, I slowly fell in love with everything else.
Los Angeles, California
Downtown LA was awesome and so was this pool from our Airbnb!

Venice Beach, California

Venice Beach, California

Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica, California

San Francisco

San Francisco, California
San Francisco was a dream come true, a city I’ve always wanted to visit and, as it turns out, one where I would love to live. I fell in love with its laid back atmosphere, beautiful Victorian houses, sea lions, the small town vibe it gave and yes, even its hills (goddamn those hills though!)
Rodeo Beach, California
Rodeo Beach, a lovely little gem
Monterey, California
A cloudy, yet beautiful day trip to Monterey and the 17 Mile Drive
17 Mile Dr, California
SEALS! 😍

17 Mile Dr, California

17 Mile Dr, California

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Carmel-by-the-Sea has got to be one of the most charming towns I’ve ever seen!

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

San Francisco, California
Back in San Francisco

San Francisco, California
I’ll keep San Francisco in my heart forever and will always remember this trip.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the photos, like I said, I will be posting a lot about our time in America* in the near future. What would you like to read about first?

* Yes, I know it’s actually the United States of America, but to be fair, it has been our first time on the American continent as well. 😆

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