Una and I decided that instead of hopping on a plane, we would venture on a road trip this time to save some money and to explore this beautiful state we are already living in. After the seemingly short six hour car ride, we settled into the cutest Airbnb located right next to Griffith Park. I was so excited to finally explore the city! I grew up visiting LA a handful of times, but to only see my relatives. I had never been to actually see LA for what it was.
So, the first day we were there, we did all of the touristy things like go to different hot spots (i.e. Paul Smith, angel wings, LACMA…) and take photos. However, one of my favorite things about this day was finding a bunch secluded spots that we just happen to stumble upon. That afternoon we were driving to Shake Shack to grab a quick bite, and drove past this plant jungle. After eating, instead of going straight to the walls, we found a parking spot and wandered around the cactus filled garden for a little while. This seemingly little adventure, added immensely to the excitement of our day.
After a full day of wandering to and from different popular and hidden spots, we finally ended up at LACMA. We didn't actually go inside because we both aren't very fond of museums, but we of course snapped some photos and walked around the area a bit which was fun!
The last thing I want to say about our trip is actually about the people. I was so surprised to notice how inviting and accepting the people were! Well maybe not when we were driving per say (LA TRAFFIC :/ ), but just walking down the street or sitting at a coffee shop I noticed a slight difference. I loved seeing how people weren't afraid to be themselves whether through how they talked, dressed, or acted. Una and I were sitting at a coffee shop when two guys asked us to take a photo of them. Of course, we agreed and then after they basically took our phones from us and started taking pictures of us too. I felt so much more comfortable (rather than embarrassed) to document certain aspects of our day just by this one simple act these two guys had displayed to us. One of my favorite things to do, which you all probably already know, is take pictures not only of myself, but of my surroundings as well. More times than not in the Bay, I am so embarrassed when I snap a video or photo because I think people are judging or look down upon me because of this. One thing I am determined to take away from this trip is to basically to stop giving a f*ck and just do what I want. I know this sounds so clique and may come off as a bit conceited, but I'm pretty shy and get embarrassed easily which causes me from doing something that I want. So, I'm going to try to not give into this and do what I want. Haha!