If I had to draw comparisons to home, out of anywhere I have been in the world, it would be Los Angeles. We stayed in Santa Monica Beach, right on the water and only a few minutes walk away from Santa Monica Pier. Being away from the seaside for so long (New York and Washington DC), I forgot how calming the ocean can make me feel.
After a major mishap in LA (my parents leaving my passport at the hotel back in DC, which resulted in me NEARLY missing my flight to LA), out of frustration, I decided to have me time in Santa Monica, walking around the beach and taking in the fresh crisp winter sea air. Doing early morning pier walks by the beach and meeting up with a very smart and a very inspiring lady that I met through blogging, were the highlights of my stay in LA.
I've never been much of an morning person, and hence sunrises are almost always missed. I revel in sunsets as imagine the experience almost similar to that of sunrises. The sky is almost like a blank canvas, painted with many hues and the skyline spotted with distant lights from buildings, with the sound of the ocean lapping up against structures and the sand. My afternoon made.
All photos by me.