let me show you my friday, the second day in san diego! it started with miro taking me out to lovely north park where we wanted to get breakfast.
at an italian place for an italian of course! caffe calabria.
it was sweet. they had this huge coffee mill in the back, and we had coffee and croissant in a little booth.
after breakfast we hopped on a bus for more adventures.
and arrived here! in beautiful balboa park, which is huge.
huge and beautiful. the weather was much better than the previous evening and the palm trees were swaying above us.
and in the pond, there were koi fish swimming! so mesmerizing.
right there stood this sweet boy and played the banjo. he was from california but lived in new orleans now. he was singing the most beautiful songs, in all their simplicity. we stood and listened for a long time.
we walked around the whole park for a long while. after taking a little walk through the botanical building, we moved ahead here, to the museum of man.
there, we saw this room filled with dates of inventions in history, monkey craniums, lemur paws and a huge exhibition on torture which was so so strong and horrifying. i learned so much, and i was in absolute shock over how many means of torture are still used around the world.
after catching our breath again after this draining exhibition, we went through downtown to little italy to get something to eat.
we ended up at davanti and the backlight was this beautiful.
we ordered in red wine, of course. miro is very into wine and taught me about grapes and soil and fertilizers. i’m like *blank* when it comes to this???
for lunch, i ordered cacio e pepe. it was sooo creamy and good. pasta, cheese and black pepper. three of the best things in life. oh, plus red wine and friends of course.
and then we had to walk it off! it drizzled a bit, but we conquered it and walked on. downtown was beautiful with all the lights, and the little trolley going through the city. i LOVE walking through new cities.
we ended up here, in the gaslamp quarter. this is where all the bars are, and where all the bros hang out (i think). we’re not bros, but we went for drinks and talks at a bar here anyways.
until it suddenly got late and we got a little hungry again and ended the night at city tacos where the tacos (smoked salmon and pescado for me) were just AMAZING. ghhh
dag två i san diego! jag och miro började dagen i north park med croissant och kaffe på ett italienskt ställe. sen hoppade vi på en buss till fina balboa park där vi kollade på koi fiskar, lyssnade på en fin pojke som spelade banjo och gick på hemsk utställning om tortyr på museum of man.
på eftermiddagen drog vi in till downtown och little italy där vi körde senlunch med rött vin och supergod cacio e pepe. efter en långsam promme hamnade vi till slut i gaslamp quarter där det är packat med barer. där satt vi och sippade öl tills det blev sent och vi blev lite hungriga igen, och åkte tillbaka till north park och city tacos där vi åt FANTASTISKA tacos åh herregud. så bra så bra.