Posts tagged san diego
Christmas Cheer (Under Palm Trees)

This is my third Christmas in the U.S. (crazy, but true) and each year, I have managed to get in the Christmas spirit a little more. I used to struggle because it’s, first off, not really cold here and, secondly, I am surrounded by palm trees. It just isn’t my ideal, romantic vision of Christmas. But you know what? I have learned that you can create the holiday spirit for yourself, no matter where you are. 

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Two Years Stateside: 6 Things That Changed & That I Do Now

Last Saturday marked my two-year anniversary here in San Diego. Mind-boggling. At this point I am more leaning toward “Wow, it’s only been two years; so much has happened in such a short period of time.” I have gone through a real transformation, mostly internal, and I wanted to reflect a little more upon what exactly has changed for me, or rather how I have changed, in the past two years. 

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Grocery Shopping Stateside 

Quite a few things are different here in the US, as opposed to Germany - a lot of them to the better, in my opinion. It’s the land of opportunity and this certainly applies to grocery stores and the shopping experience. Haha. Sometimes, it’s, even after almost 2 years, a little overwhelming for me when I am heading to a big store to actually, well, just get a few things.

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Paddling Into the Sunlight - Mission Bay

Paddling into the sunlight - one of the best things to do if you ask me. Yes, I consider this somewhat romantic. The best part about it? You’re active! I know that a lot of people consider paddle boarding boring, but I think it’s a lot of fun and depending on whether it’s the open water, lake, or bay, you do get a little bit of an arm and core workout in.

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Garrison St. Views

There are so many great spots here in SD that allow an amazing view on the city. One of them is by Garrison Street, naturally on a little hill. From here, you have stunning views on downtown San Diego. It was one of those moments that lead to a rush of adrenaline running through my body, specifically since I was still so new to this place. 

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