Winter has been hitting New York City in its full force. Although we haven’t yet experience any blizzards yet, fingers crossed for a mild winter, the temperature has been dropping and the wind speed picking up. When it becomes a little too cold to handle, I look through the photos I took at sunny Los Angelos.
This was my first visit to California and of course I was beyond excited, especially for all the palm trees and other desert plants. It’s embarrassing how many shitty palm tree and giant cactus photos I now have.
The palms trees, the ocean, the open music and the general vibes made me very happy. I adored west L.A, specifically Santa Monica Pier. We came upon a roller dance gather by the beach and I was memorized. I really think I could’ve just stayed on the beach for a long long time just to people watch. I also got the chance to ride a Bird; it was definitely an experience. I got a huge bruise on my right calf because I couldn’t properly control the electric scooter. I was either going at 0 mph or 20 mph; you can easily see how that was not the way to go. But with a change of the newer model for the older model, I was able to ride the scooter. It is definitely my favorite mode of transportation, although I would not ride one in New York due to safety reasons (i.e. aggressive drivers).
The sights were not as impressive as I’d imagined. I loved how spacious everything is, definitely a suburb except the couple downtown streets, but there wasn’t much to see. Hollywood was just meh, reminds me of a more run-down Times Square. The Getty museum was beautiful, but it was huge. I had to Uber/Lyft everywhere; I guess in a sense I had to get over my fear of riding in a stranger’s car by myself. On the other hand, it was definitely convenient. I could get use to it, but my wallet says not so much.
What really stole my heart, other than the palms trees, cactus and ocean (I really hope you see a theme here) was the food. There was SO MUCH FOOD. The portions were big, there’re a huge selection of Asian food, and they were cheap, what more can I ask for. I had a food coma and was in bliss after every single meal.
Honestly, if I could drive better, I would move to L.A. The weather is just way too enticing. For those of us who are braving the cold winter, here’s a final (great looking) palm trees to help get through the day.