San Francisco, Part 1

In April, I traveled to California to be with my family and boyfriend. I recently blogged about my visit to Los Angeles (City of Angels, Part 1 & City of Angels, Part 2 & City of Angels, Part 3) , but I’m finally getting around in posting about the Bay Area.

San Francisco has a special place in my heart. Here’s what I captured during my stay (more to come).

Greetings from RVA

It’s always nice to escape DC for the day, especially when friends come together for an adventure. We all went on a road trip to Richmond on Sunday, where we explored a few of my favorites in the city.

  • Belle Isle – Scenic and historic park that is perfect for easy hiking and kayaking
  • Proper Pie – Need I say more? I got a slice of coconut cream pie and a cup of coffee
  • Carytown – Quriky neighborhood that is aligned with restaurants, cafes, boutique shops, and bars
  • Street Art – Richmond is home to over 100 murals around the city. You won’t get tired of how vibrant and fun this city flaunts itself on the street

Got any more suggestions? I would love to read your favorite spots in Richmond, VA!

Seoul, Part 2

If you missed Seoul, Part 1 – it’s right here for you.

To my surprise, Seoul has a large art scene. Everywhere I explored, I wanted to pop into an art museum or I was immediately taken back by some of the incredible graffiti and murals. Not only is it visual art, the music scene plays a big part for the Seoul population. K (Korean) – Pop music is especially a huge sensation for the younger crowd. Every weekend, Hongdae is the place to be if you want to perform or watch singers or dancers shine.

Seen in the photo(s): National Museum of Contemporary Art,  Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, North Seoul Tower

Post Election

Not sure what the artist was trying to portray in this mural, but my interpretation connects very well with today. The loose stream of colors and patterns almost seem so intricate, but they come together to meet as they are one. With the result of this presidential election, I hope we can carry on and remember that we are a nation of many colors and backgrounds who aims to achieve and welcome the American dream for everybody. We must continue to fight injustice with peaceful arms, welcome opportunities through hard work, open to differences for a richer culture in the country we have build to become so diverse and colorful. This is the America I envision and will exist to preserve.

The Weekend, pt. 2 (in RVA)

My friend from Boston hasn’t fully explored the DMV area before, so we drove out of the city and spent the day in Richmond, Virginia. It’s always nice to take a break from where I live, and see what else there is to explore. From hiking through Belle Isle to strolling through Cary Street, we got to see the scenic and colorful side of Virginia. But most importantly, I finally got my piece of pie from Proper Pie. True bliss right there.