Red is definitely my colour this summer, I just can’t get enough of it in any shape or form. I noticed so many shades pop up in my photos over the last few weeks!
I’m missing home at the moment, so I thought I would share some photos with you all!
I really love creating collages with a colour theme. You’ll be seeing a few of them up over the next while. Mostly the photos come from my Instagram (Soooali) because that’s where I post most often. I like a more organic approach to blogging nowadays and I feel Instagram is a perfect platform for just that. See. Snap. Share. There’s nothing contrived about it, and it’s more real. My blog used to be about a big production and everything all set up, but I think I’ve moved away from that.
Las Vegas, Nevada. The final part of our trip. We weren’t so taken by the whole gambling scene. It was really amazing to see, but when we lost a dollar we were nearly in tears…so we weren’t willing to take much of a risk! It was enjoyable to just wander around the hotels, each bigger than the next. The highlight was definitely the helicopter trip over the Grand Canyon. It’s so different to anything I’ve ever seen before and really put the whole of Las Vegas into perspective.
Apart from eating everything in San Francisco (no really!) we also went to visit SF MOMA, the modern art museum. Part of the collection was closed due to renovations, but we still got to see some of the most iconic pieces. I finished my history of art degree a year ago now, so I really missed visiting galleries so often. Later we strolled around The Ferry Building, taking in all of the amazing things on sale at the market. That was one of my most favourite days.
San Francisco, California. Something about this city reminded me of home. Maybe it was the seaside, or maybe the cool wind. Either way,it instantly felt like home. We stayed at The Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, which was a perfect location as everything was accessible. My cousin, a San Fran local brought us across the Golden Gate Bridge on the morning we arrived and we got to enjoy the spectacular view. We ate lunch in the little town of Sausalito, where we got to see tourists and locals in their element.
The food culture in San Fran is really developed and we made sure to eat our way around the city. We discovered a log of Vietnamese street food which we went crazy for, I had to include some of those pictures, I am the happiest I have ever been in my whole life!
Of course we HAD to visit Universal Studios and Disney World. Though, I have to admit I am a major scaredy cat. I still had fun though posing beside all the sets and characters which littered the place. I had been here almost 15 years ago and it hadn’t changed one bit, it was just as magical. I did however feel the grip of jealousy as I walked through Disney. All of those little girls truly believing they were in a fairy tale. I would give anything to be that naive again!
Orlando, Florida. After peaceful Mexico and party hard Miami, we eventually ended up in Orlando. We stayed in a gorgeous hotel that had everything you could ever want; two double beds, a pool, jacuzzi and delicious food. The only problem was that it as in the middle of nowhere and we had no car! We made ourselves busy however, shopping and checking out the various theme parks.
We had a couple of rainstorms which we welcomed, giving our poor freckled skin a break from the glaring sun. This made it easier to explore the Art Deco district and literally soak up the city. The history of Miami was much deeper than I thought, when we went am architectural tour around the various buildings, each one was steeped in legend.
Miami Beach, Florida. It was a shock hitting Miami after the calm of Mexico. Miami is party central. The sky high buildings come right up to the sand and the neon lights reflect in the water. Nonetheless it had its own beauty and a different kind of vibrancy.