Balboa Park

Believe you or not, still sunny in “Sun Diego”, isn’t it awesome? Well, we cannot deny that is getting colder but still warm during the day so we should enjoy!

A great (actually I should say awesome) place to visit is Balboa Park. Located in Downtown, the Park has just an amazing structure that brings together museums – there are fourteen - , restaurants, periodically attractions and also a free tour inside .

First time I went there I was just amazed about the gardens (you can see in my face that I look like a kid there), the variety of museums, wow…I have to confess that at least in my city in Brazil we have nothing like this. On Sundays they usually have an organ concert and sometimes they play movies for free there. Moreover, if you want to do a picnic or just relax, Balboa stills a great place to be!

To check the next attractions check their website and let me know if you like it.


La Jolla Cove

Last time I talked about some neighborhoods in San Diego and today I decided to talk about a place in my neighborhood: La Jolla Cove.

If you will stay just some days in San Diego I strongly recommend you to go there. The beach is one of the most famous in the city and has an amazing view, white sand, places for picnicking, many good restaurants nearby (I love one coffee place called Living Room, if you have the chance, go there and ask for the Chai Latte) and you also can watch the surfers.

Moreover, I love La Jolla Shores because you can easily see the seals tanning right in front of you. Not one, neither two, lots of them! There are always some life guards watching out tourist and people who are around them to make sure that nobody will hurt or get to close to the animals. Anyway, you can get kind of close and it's amazing!

Check out these pictures that I took when I went there and let me know what you think about it. Aren’t they cute?


I’m coming buuut…where should I live?

That is one common doubt that I actually had when I decided come here. Downtown? Pacific Beach? La Jolla?

At first I did not know anybody so I stayed for a month in a homestay what I think is a good choice because you will have enough time to meet people and figure out which places do you need to be close.

For me that’s the point: be close to where you will study, work, whatever because the public transportations is not really good here. So, first of all, you should consider it.

In my case, I found my roomies at Craiglist and I can tell you that really worked, we are living together for seven months and I have no complains at all.

Maybe a second point that you should consider is the “neighborhood facilities/benefits” like PB, beyond the beach there are lots of night clubs, bars and young people living there. Downtown also have this nightlife but it is more “fancy” and business neighborhood.

Here in La Jolla I have everything that I need (grocery store, theater, shopping mall, bus, shuttle…) so again: figure out what your needs are and what you want to be close but anyway, I’m sure you will fall in love with the city.


"Here comes the sun..."

Ok, definitely not today, but anyway...I do not know about you but I am completely passionate about sunset. I like to stay in a nice place just seeing the reflex of the sun disappear through the sea.

If you have the same passion San Diego has one amazing spot to do this: Sunset Cliffs.

The place is really close to Ocean Beach (if you have a GPS just put Sunset Cliff Blvd or even Sunset Cliffs in the “attractions” option) and from there you can enjoy it.

I have been there three times until now and I always think that the last time is the best one. Enjoy some of my pictures and when possible, go check it live.