Santa Barbara is officially one of my favorite places in California! It was pretty tough leaving after just a day and a half…
Our Airbnb hosts made and hung this homey Santa Barbara guide in our bedroom!
La Arcada, a sweet spot smack dab in the middle of downtown Santa Barbara full of great restaurants and brunch spots
First thing you see down this charming alley way is a fountain full of fish
State and Fig came so highly recommended we had to stop there for brunch our 1st morning, and I can’t rave about it enough! Click on this pic for my Yelp review
It’s a little corny, but one of the cutest things about La Arcada and downtown Santa Barbara were all the statues of little critters
We saw these sweet electric buses driving around downtown!
We found this little house used for Japanese tea ceremonies in the heart of the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens
Can you see the goldfish?
We decided to wander around downtown and look for dinner when our Airbnb hosts’ recommendations ended up being too busy, and ended up trying Brazilian food for the 1st time. In short: big success! This pic is linked to my Yelp review too.
My trip around Eurasia with Alex was absolutely amazing! 5 whole weeks of wandering around Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Salzburg, Florence, Venice, Rome, Ephesus, Istanbul and Hong Kong! Alas, all good things must come to an end, and I am finally about to post the very large pictures from this trip! I wish I had taken more photos in Hong Kong. There are so many cool things I’d love to show you guys… but I started getting a little lazy after 4 weeks of endless walking and picture-snapping. Do google markets in Hong Kong though ;D Like the girls’ market! Now, without further adieu: a few more pictures of Lantau Big Buddha in Hong Kong.
The Big Buddha
The top of the hill where the Big Buddha rests was sooo beautiful!! =]
Tian Tian Buddha Garden Commemorative Plate This is the view that motivates you as you climb the stairs up to the tippy top.The Tippy Top I think I’m getting a little better at capturing cool images O=]Back down the stairs to the hill…. There was a Buddhist temple up there too =] Alex bought and lit some incense to pray for his ancestors. One last shot of the Buddha Alex got mad at me for trying to feed one of the cows O=] That’s it for now folks! I’ve got plans to go back to Asia for winter vacation but until then you’ll just have to settle for startup talk and fun California adventures! (Hint: I went back to Napa ^^)