Travel

Off To The States (PT. 2)

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Alright, Off To The States part 2. A lot of people commented on my blog and Instagram (click!) that they liked the pictures so that’s why I’m showing more of them in this post. I hope you enjoy! :)

When we were driving somewhere along the road I spotted this cute litte camper in a super tiny place called Los Olivos. It really is just a few streets and a supermarket. Los Olivos is known for it’s winetasting so once you’ll enter the small town you’ll find wine tasting rooms literally everywhere. Between every home there is a tastingroom or shop where you can buy all your favorite wines. Also, the houses were built in a very pretty way, with light coloured painted wood and nicely designed doorsigns.

Also, while grocery shopping at the local supermarket I had a conversation with a girl who worked there. She had fresh, homemade ´Tamales.´ I´ve never eaten it before so she made me try it. It was so good! Tamales is a traditional Latin American dish. It basicly is a cornleaf  filled with corn dough and vegetables and meat. It can be made spicey or sweet. You should totally try it!

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This shot was also taken somewhere along the road. You´ve got to keep in mind that whenever you hop from destination to destination the road to get there needs to be pretty too. Ofcourse, you can also drive the highway but take a sidepath every once in a while, you´ll see a lot of unique things. This was somewhere in the dessert. It seemed to be an old parking place since there was an old abandoned ´Jack Ass´ cafe just a few meters away from me.

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What once seemed to be a nice place to have a break while driving through the desert had now totally fallen appart. You can see all the mess in the background and the sign really isn´t what it used to be anymore. Still I thought this was pretty enought for a casual picture. The thing about America, or at least the route I drove, is that you don´t have to do much in order to make your pictures look pretty or feel inspired. Everything is already around you, all you´ve got to do is simply open your eyes and accept the beauty around you.

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The Grand Canyon, oh boy I really had teary eyes when I first walked up to ´Dessert View Point´ and saw the enormous cliffs and rocks. It literally is breathtakingly beautiful. I can´t even put in words how huge it is, the clouds are stuck between the golden, red stoned cliffs. The water flows peaceful through the valley down at the bottem where the old, green pines grow. This was such an experience, that´s all I can say about it.

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If you want to cycle the San Francisco coastline or if you ever need an intens workout this is something for you. I took a citybike around town one day and I really don´t regret it. I have to say it´s kind of and exercise to cycle the coastline since San Francisco is built on seven hills. Oh boy, you really feel that in your legs. Sometimes the road really get´s to steep to cycle and you (or at least I) just have to push your bike up while walking next to it. Also, keep in mind that in a huge city like San Francisco there are bikers paths that can easily switch from one side of the road to another. You don´t always cycle on the right side of the road just like you are used to, you might have to switch to the left side every once in a while. But, once you´ve enjoyed the amazing views, had your intense workout and kept focussing while cycling through crazy traffic, after a few hours you reach a point from where you can see The Golden Gate Bridge, it´s totally worth it!

 

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and the story again!

Have a wonderful week, I hope the weather is nice wherever you live and that you are feeling good! :)

Also, if you want to see more of my pictures go check out my Instagram!

Love,

Sofie. 

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    jeapiebel
    May 3, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Weer een super toffe foto’s heb je hier laten zien. Ik vind het knap dat je op de fiets gaat in San Francisco aan de kust. Ik zou het niet redden met mijn conditie. 😉

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      DownTownSofie
      May 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Ik moet zeggen dat ik ook zware moeite had met bepaalde stukken haha 😉

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    Hannah
    May 3, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    It looks like you had an amazing time and your photos are fantastic. I have always wanted to visit San Francisco and your post has made me want to go all the more! x

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      DownTownSofie
      May 3, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      I’m glad it did! You should totally go one day! And if you’re down for a great workout while enjoying the views cycle the coastline! Have a great day! x

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    Lili
    May 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    That looks like such a fun trip! These photos are gorgeous! And I love fresh Tamales!
    ~Lili
    http://www.thefashionsalt.com

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    molly
    May 3, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    The grand canyon is so stunning – so fun that you got to go there! Hope you had the best time :)

    XO
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

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      DownTownSofie
      May 3, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      I had the time of my life! Thank you for stopping by! x

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    Keri
    May 3, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Omygosh what an amazing journey! Absolutely love that picture of you with the mountains. So beautiful!

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

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    Maaike
    May 3, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Wauw, ziet er gaaf uit! Leuke foto’s! :-)

  • Reply
    Fads
    May 3, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Oh I love the story of your journey. The Grand Canyon looks so breathtaking and that Jack Ass Cafe was actually a pretty sign, it reminds me of 1960s. Lovely photos, lovely post. Giving you some slow claps, haha.
    Love, Fads

    • Reply
      DownTownSofie
      May 3, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Your comment made me smile! I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures, America is so picture worthy, everything looks like a movie scene haha! Have a nice evening! :)

  • Reply
    Charlotte Luisa
    May 4, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Beautiful photos! I would love to see the Grand Canyon soon. It looks so amazing and unique :) I hope you’ll have an amazing trip and I’m looking forward to seeing more photos soon!
    Love from Boston,
    Charlotte Luisa | charlotteluisa1.blogspot.com

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      DownTownSofie
      May 4, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Make sure you bring your tissues haha 😉 because it can be pretty overwelving! Thanks for stopping bye! X

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    Chelsheaflo
    May 4, 2016 at 7:02 am

    I guess you really enjoyed your trip right? It is my first time knowing Tamales and after googling it, looks good !! It looks similar with traditional food in my country called “Lemper” but made from sticky rice. By the way, the photo of you with giant cactus is sooo cute! <3

    xoxo,
    |CHELSHeAFLO|

    chelsheaflo.blogspot.co.id

    • Reply
      DownTownSofie
      May 4, 2016 at 7:28 am

      I’ll look ‘Lemper’ up right away! I think I might prefer rice over corndough. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Love!

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    Trang Do
    May 4, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Great photos!! Such an amazing trip!
    Xoxo,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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