Saying a normal "hello" just doesn't suffice because I'm in India! I was initially planning to do a whole vlogging segment during the start of my vacation but naturally, the holiday bug bit me and I decided to spend more time taking in India without clutching my phone 24/7. HOWEVER, I obviously couldn't go without snapping a couple pictures here and there because I didn't go to India unless I have pictures to prove it huh? Some pictures may be of Snapchat quality so keep the disapproving judgement aside for a while and enjoy browsing. If you haven't been to India in a while or haven't been on this side of the world at all, do make it a point to go. It's the best place ever :)
Greetings from the Sunshine State! I cannot emphasize how lovely it is over here. I'm visiting FL after twelve years so obviously a lot has changed but then again, not so much. The weather is still the same, humid yet beautiful. The palm trees and the green landscape are still the same, picturesque as ever. Can the beauty surpass that of California's? Maaaybe. But all in all, it's a nice mix-up from the gloomy atmosphere of NC. It's going to be fun ringing in the new year amidst sun, lights and sand :) I won't be writing a lot within the next couple days because it's time for me to relax (as if I haven't done enough of that already hehe) but I'll try to post pictures everyday. Some may be of Snapchat quality so refrain from judging. Yay!
After quite a long period of neglecting this whole page, I decided to write my first travel post about my safe haven: SAN FRANCISCO. Okay I know, technically SF isn't my hometown but being a 40-minute away neighbor gives me the right to call it that hehe. I find myself in the city a lot, whether it's for showing relatives around the tourist hotspots or just spontaneously deciding to venture deeper into the perilous roads (my parents expect me to drive on Lombard HAHA good one).
I usually take this city for granted, simply because I visit too often. I always complain about walking down the Golden Gate Bridge and how the SF wind is messing with my diva hair. I also complain about having to walk back to the car after a tiresome stroll through the numerous streets or having to walk past 15+ piers just to watch fireworks. Basically, you can tell I'm not a fan of walking. But if you are, this city has A LOT for you to explore!
Pier 39 is probably one of the only places I love to walk through! It's otherwise called "Fisherman's Wharf" and it features a view of the bay, an open pier, decent food and it's just an overall good place to soak up some SF vibes. Plus you might even run into "Jack Sparrow" so win win.
San Francisco is like the gangster version of every other city because we house the prisoners of Alcatraz! Well, not the prisoners anymore but we still have the prison intact and open to visitors. I've been fascinated with Alcatraz since the time I was 6 since it seemed like such a mysterious and eerie place. So skip eleven years and I finally end up sailing the ship to the island prison. The ride was pretty cool and once we reached it still seemed pretty cool. It was when we were handed headphones for an audio tour that I started to get less excited. Don't get me wrong, Alcatraz and its history is seriously very interesting but having a monotone voice tell how you how many steps to take while giving a rather detailed account of every cell's inhabitants was unbearable...which is why I found myself pressing the "forward" button more often than not. I took in the interior sights (which were a tad depressing) and felt bad for my audio tour host every 8 minutes so I listened in occasionally. When we were exiting towards the gift shop, a former prisoner who had been released many years back, was visiting Alcatraz with his wife to release his book about chilling personal accounts from his time in prison. This was the coolest! So the trip ended on a high note but nope, not returning. But I do feel like it's worth a visit! Who knows, you may find the audio tour more entertaining than I did.