A week of pushing limits.

One of the first things I booked and planned when I decided to spend my summer in the US was a bus and adventure travel tour. The route would take me down from San Francisco along the rugged coastline of the Big Sur, back to Los Angeles. I’d then spend some time in Joshua Tree National park, Las Vegas, and Zion National park before heading back to San Francisco.
It was a week of long bus rides, new friends, camping, dirty hair and exhausting but exhilarating hikes.

I was never and probably will never be a huge fan of camping but I enjoy it every once in a while. I feel better after having been uncomfortable and dirty for a couple of days. It makes me appreciate what I have more, learn how to deal better with awkward situations and exercises my patience. It grounds me in ways other things cannot.
This is why I’d urge anyone to put themselves out there and feel uncomfortable at least once a year. Go out there, smell like campfire and have sticky hands from all the S’mores you just made. The laughter and occasional shooting star will more than make up for that. I promise you.

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Los Angeles, I don’t hate you.

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Los Angeles has been an incredible start to an incredible journey and more adventures are to come.

I’ve had so many people beg me to not hate LA and no, I didn’t. In fact, I had a great time, filled with fun activities, laughter, long days, late nights and little sleep. This is how exciting LA was for me.

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/ Disneyland is pure magic.
/ In-n-Out had to happen at one point.
/ If you say you’re too old for Disneyland, you’re lying.
/ Went to see ‘Casablanca’ at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and witnessed a stunning sunset.
/ Huntington Beach. US open, lots of (beautiful) people.
/ Lemonade stands are more authentically american than deep-fried butter. Or so I’ve been told.
/ Little Tokyo.
/ Bottega Louie is a bright place.
/ Perch gives you downtown views while you enjoy great food.
/ Venice Beach has bricks and good coffee.

 

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