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Golden hour at San Diego Marina!

Oh My, San Diego!

I’ve been in the United States for almost eleven months now. I can’t believe that it’s been that long already since I got here! Time flies by so fast and as I am already more than halfway through my internship, I always make it to a point to enjoy and seize every opportunity to travel to different parts of this beautiful country. As the temperature in upstate New York nears to below zero, we decided to go to down south and enjoy some sunshine in the beautiful city of San Diego! California would be the ninth state that I have set foot since I arrived here and out of these nine places that I’ve been into, San Diego is by far my favorite one.

Why? First, living in Upstate New York especially in Winter is not that fun. Well, the snow is spectacular and it is really beautiful – that feeling of waking up to a Winter Wonderland everyday? It is amazing… when you’re inside! But of course you have to work and that means you need to go outside, shovel and plow the driveway – now that is not the fun part. We needed to feel again the sunshine and feel the warmth of it in the middle of winter and being in San Diego was the best decision to go and get a break from that cold weather!

San Diego is amazing. One of the most beautiful cities that I’ve ever been too. The place is so clean, the people are very approachable, the downtown area is full of restaurants with different kind of cuisines to choose from, the food is amazing and of course, the weather! As a tourist, I love the idea of having so many scooters and bikes all around San Diego. In that way we can go to any places we want without having to rent a car and get stuck in traffic! It feels like 80 degrees when we got there and it is winter season! It was perfect for a walk in the Marina Bayfront, tour their famous USS Midway and San Diego Zoo and by night time, go restaurant or bar hopping in Little Italy and Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown, San Diego.

We left there hoping we never have to leave or hoping if we can bring home some sunshine with us to Watertown and share it with some friends. It was a pretty amazing experience for me. It was a short stay but I enjoyed it so much I wanted to go back soon!

Palm trees in Sunny San Diego!
Golden hour!
Yacht Club

Gessa Mae Abriol

Trainee at Aubertine and Currier ArchitectsWatertown

Filipino Architect.

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