After the first article about my US trip Part 1, follow me so I can tell you the rest of this journey.
As a reminder, all photos are mine ©Laëtitia Nguyen
If you remember, I stopped in Ventura California on the west coast, and from there I was able to reach Los Angeles not far away.
As I’ve already visited this city several times, I had nothing specific in mind, going with the flow, the opportunities, and desires of the moment, and I must say that I’m absolutely delighted, because I thus witnessed privileged moments like the sunset at the Griffith Observatory or a red carpet with Martin Scorsese for his latest film…
I also took the opportunity to relax on Venice beach and get lost in the canals.
I also visited a fire station; you may have noticed in US Trip Part 1 there were already photos of fire trucks. Well for those who don't know, my dad is a retired firefighter, and I grew up in a fire station, so when I travel, I always try to get a few photos...
My stay in Los Angeles also allowed me to see several friends, and I was able to attend the Sunday service at my spiritual center Agape in Beverly Hills, you’ve certainly read the article on it.
I then took the Surfeliner Amtrak train which runs along the ocean to go further south to San Diego.
It was my dream to be able to do that and although I wasn't sitting on the right side to take photos/videos, I have wonderful memories of it. Definitely something to experience again!
Lots of things to see in San Diego, and although I stayed there for 3 days, I only got a glimpse of this city.
Whether it's Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre (490 ha) cultural park with gardens, museums and numerous buildings with varied and incredible architecture, or Seaport Village, Little Italy, Gaslamp Quarter, there is something for every mood.
You know how much I love the sea and boats, so the harbor promenade caught my full attention with the Maritime Museum, but also the USS Midway Museum located on the aircraft carrier of the same name.
San Diego is also called the Navy City, because of its impressive military base, one of the largest in the US Navy. Besides, we easily come across uniforms while walking or on public transport, it’s very surprising!
Above all, I appreciated the feeling of sweet life there, which is also reflected in the colors, a real pleasure to photograph this city...
This time, no choice but the plane to get to the incredible American capital.
My biggest surprise!! And my first time too.
I fell in love with this city, a mix of Paris and London. I actually stayed there longer because I loved it so much.
Among the parks, the monuments, the museums, there’s no way to get bored, and it’s so incredible to be able to see the White House once in your life!
But I was mainly going there to see the spectacular Hope Diamond, another dream realized during this trip.
I’ll dedicate a specific article to this diamond but also to this city because it’s a real gem! 😉
And back to NYC with a 5h night bus ride...
The temperatures have changed, the trees are changing color, we are getting dressed and the Rockefeller ice rink is already in place for the end of year celebrations... Final goodbye.
I promise I’ll come back as soon as I can!!
You probably noticed in the photos, apart from one rainy day in Washington, I had magnificent weather and I was able to fully enjoy my trip!
Above all, it was an exceptional human adventure.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who made this trip an unforgettable memory!!!
And I’ll come back to this in detail because many of these people deserve an article of their own!