I hope you followed me on Instagram and Facebook to see where I was and what I was doing. If not, here is a summary in pictures of my fabulous trip!
Without a doubt, it was an incredible adventure mixed with many challenges (canceled/postponed flights, delays, change of plan, destination, accommodation, etc.) but outweighed by incredible miracles.
Obviously, some of these places/experiences will be the subject of more specific articles, but for the moment, I’ll only share my itinerary.
As a reminder, all photos are mine ©Laëtitia Nguyen.
NEW YORK CITY
If you’ve followed me for a long time, you know that this is not my first time in this city.
3 hours of time difference with France, and 3 days to adapt as best I can, fortunately Central Park is my precious refuge after the tumult of the city, shopping and museums.
SAN FRANCISCO (CA)
6 hours by plane, therefore the equivalent of France-NYC - 16 hours by plane already for me in 4 days - and let’s add 3 more hours of time difference.
The excitement keeps me awake!
I love San Francisco, the last time I was there was 10 years ago, so I was more than happy to spend 2 days here, especially since completely by chance, The Blue Angels (Flight Demonstration Squadron from the US Navy) were giving a show!
SANTA CRUZ (CA)
Having lived in Brisbane, Australia, for 7 years, I really missed the beach, the surfers, and its very special atmosphere, not to mention the Pacific Ocean.
So going down the entire west coast, from San Francisco to San Diego was on the agenda, and all by public transport (train and bus)! Believe me, I’ve developed new travel skills.
First stop: Santa Cruz, the town of Jack O’Neill, the inventor of the surf shop.
PISMO BEACH (CA)
I liked this place so much that I stayed there longer.
It’s been a long time since I felt this inspired as a photographer, I think the last time was when I was living in Crete (2018-2019).
Landscapes like in Australia, fine sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, varied and numerous wildlife.
A place where I landed by chance and certainly a great discovery…
A very large city with different atmospheres depending on the location.
It feels like you're traveling in just a few minutes, it's very surprising and I really liked it.
A very well-maintained historic pedestrian area with its amazing shops, the wild beach and the surfers’ beach…
Definitely a place I could see myself living…
So charming! It reminded me so much of certain areas of Brisbane (Australia).
A small town of hippie chic artists. Music everywhere, cute restaurants, a large park… We feel that the word community has meaning here.
To tell the truth, we don't really know where we are anymore when we enter this city...
I loved it!!
Little secret, this is where the Brothers Koren, my music coaches live 😉
Have a fantastic week!!
Love & Joy,