Started the year with a LONG list of things I wanted to do, and places to see, it is safe to say that the universe had completely different plans for my life. Rainy days, long lines, demolitions, snow etc. have prevented things from happening it is still early in the year but fuck, what a way to start. I have my BIG trip in May which I’m extremely excited about but as of right now, I hope my little trips end up happening at one point or another.
Speaking of attempts Blanca and I finally went to downtown and walked around, took a whole 2 tries. Downtown LA is best on the metro if it’s accessible to you, I left my car at one of the stations and off we were. I’d been wanting to photograph the Walt Disney Concert Hall since my friends wedding in November. The design reminds me a lot of https://sandieadventures.com/2015/06/10/antelope-canyon/ I am that person that sticks to what they know and love.
Here we go again. After Pana we headed to Antigua to spend New Years !!!! We checked into our hotel room and my mother and I went for a walk around the town. I couldn’t contain myself and had to get out and stay out as long as possible. I LOVE ANTIGUA! i love everything about it the people, the vibes, the cobblestone, the ruins! This has always been my favorite part about my trips to Guatemala. After our walk I cleaned myself up and we had a delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant then headed out to town.
Antigua, man oh man my new years eve will never be the same after this. EVERYONE gets together parties in the streets marimba playing, the good bye ceremony the grapes for good luck, dancing,fireworks and more fireworks. Just amazing. At midnight the fireworks go off and pretty much don’t stop till mid day!
New years day my sister and I woke up early to walk around take pictures while everyone was still sleeping.. I never sleep during trips it might be the adrenaline it just doesn’t work out for me. After breakfast I did some serious shopping (insert overly excited emoji here)
I’m really grateful for my parents love for their country and my aunt, they always teach us about the history. I think that is also the beauty of it all.
Please enjoy the images, I enjoyed photographing beautiful Antigua.
I’ve been absolutely horrible when it comes to updating my blog.. BUT ladies and gents Maui West aka the time my sister and I almost died #dramatic
Just like any trip I researched things to do must sees etc. I found a blowhole that was near our resort and decided to give a go. We started driving west and driving and didn’t see signs or actually knew where we were going for that matter. We stopped at a couple view points and kept driving.. At some point we decided we were just taking the scenic route and not bothering looking for the blowhole or beaches.
So about that “research” clearly it wasn’t that well since we ended up in a one way cliff to sum it up..We didn’t die obvs but did experience a traffic jam when a car was coming from the other direction and had to be guided by a local. There were 3 cars in front of us, which worked in our favor my sisters nervous wouldn’t have been able to handle all of that. Just imagine a little car on the side of a cliff… that’s exactly what happened to the car coming in the opposite direction. Maui West was stunning from every angle also extremely dangerous.
There is always light at the end of the tunnel. Perspective.
A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Arizona with my parents, sister in law and my dearest friend Nadia. My soul purpose of that trip was to go to Antelope Canyon, but researched places to go and found Sedona. Let me tell you how amazing and beautiful it was, will definitely be going back to hike and enjoy it calmly. The drive was so enchanting I knew that moment that the time spent there wouldn’t be enough and it sure wasn’t. Truly enjoyed every second spent there, and below are the images I took. I am extremely fascinated by clouds..
One of my ultimate LA things to do is HIKING! My mom has been taking my siblings and I since I could remember. Growing up and living walking distance to Griffith Park has a lot to do with it, but now I’ve expanded my horizon and found new places. Sunrise and Sunset hikes are fucking magical and that’s all anyone needs to know. Being on top of a mountain as the colors in the sky change there is nothing better than that…except food and other things but this is definitely on top of that list for me.