San Diego Travel guide: How to spend a day!

Travel in San Diego is fun as the city has much to offer to every kid of a traveler. I traveled solo and had some very interesting experiences. Read on to know more about my San Diego travel stories :)

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'You must be a Mexican!'
'No?????"
'Wait a second...you are most certainly a Lebanese'
'What? You are not a Christian? That's impossible man, you can't possibly a Hindu!'

I smiled and did my best to convince my drunk Mexican tram-mate about India and how Hindus do exist. He was still shaking his head when I got off at Balboa Park and walked into some welcoming cacti.

A day San Diego California city downtown
City Downtown

I was completely on my own after spending my first day with James, and evening with his numerous friends at a party. Even as he was completely hungover the next morning, I decided to explore the city on my own. The day wasn't as sunny as I expected and I ended up taking up very pictures, and eating some very satisfying meals, especially the fish tacos and the tortias.

But I missed out on doing what I really wanted to do in San Diego - get into water. The water was just too cold, and I somehow didn't think I would look respectable flapping around in a wet suit just on the edge of the sea. Nonetheless I had a fantastic time, especially on day one. I helped James (my couch-surfing host) with a little bit of farming (wink wink), drove around some of the most beautiful areas in the city, ate and drank with his friends, played some backyard games and also got sloshed.

However, I am still waiting for my sea water dip!

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Just an update...I finally do exist on Facebook - Sid the Wanderer :)

A day San Diego California mexican village little girl
Pretty little Mexican girl :)
Santa Fe railway Station morning A day San Diego California
Santa Fe Station, early in the morning

Old Town A day San Diego California
A couple at the Old Town

Kids playing beach A day San Diego California
Kids playing at the beach

Mexican restaurant old town A day San Diego California girl
A woman dressed up as a Mexican at a restaurant in Old Town
Street Art A day San Diego California
Some provocative street art!
A day San Diego California
That's James looking at his city...
La Jolla Caves A day San Diego California
James merging with the rocks at the La Jolla Caves...
Mexican meal A day San Diego California
And my sumptuous Mexican meal :)
Amtrak train A day San Diego California
Finally an image of my train :)

Comments

  1. Hello Wanderer! Beautiful Pictures I must say! :D :D Especially the first one - Downtown and that woman dressed as Mexican - She is very ethnically beautiful. :D :D

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    1. Hey, thanks! The women in San Diego are certainly incredibly beautiful :)

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  2. San Diego is SO beautiful! I'm moving to Pheonix in the fall and this is like the closest coast.. so, I see myself being here so often!

    The downtown skyline picture is perfect! Where was this one clicked from?

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    1. It is absolutely beautiful...you would love it for sure :) The first picture is taken from the Coronado bridge...

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  3. Beautiful captures Sid. The first one is exceptional.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  4. I enjoyed this post, as usual.

    Hmm... I can only guess what kind of plant James is growing :-)

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    1. Haha...you are smart one Dominic, you got that one absolutely right :)

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  5. My favorite of this group was the girl dressed up. How do you have so much money to go travelling everywhere? I want to know so I can do whatever it is that you're doing.

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    1. I actually have no money as I am back to being a student again, I actually do very cheap trips with the money saved from my stipend and try and stay with friends in different cities :)

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  6. Nice work Sid! I love San diego - My home town is just outside of LA, in the Ventura COunty. Lovely shots!

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    1. That's cool! And you live in Italy...you have the perfect life Adam :)

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  7. I love the disbelief of that guy...you can't possibly be a Hindu, not a Christian! Brilliant! Also shows you that more people that we think haven't seent the world!

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  8. You're gonna love this clip filmed in India... it's absolutely amazing

    http://www.adventure-journal.com/2012/05/declination-festival-of-colors-in-super-slow-mo/

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  9. the first picture is very cool :)

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  10. So Cute... http://www.gujaratonnet.com

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  11. I haven't been to San Diego yet but with its close proximity to Mexico I'd love to go.

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    1. You live in Mexico! Cool...I really wanted to go there...its just on the border close by from San Diego. I am quite sure you would love San Diego...esp if you have friends there!

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  12. Excelente reportaje, son muy buenas tus fotografías.
    Saludos

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  13. hey gr8 pics! i love the little Mexican girl pic & the woman & the restaurant pic..

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    1. Thanks Roshni :) I am glad you liked some of them :)

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  14. Good one...
    http://www.gujaratonnet.com

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  15. Hey! You added a few more photos here. I swear. The provocative graffiti wasn't there before and neither was the food nor the friend merging with the rocks (which I absolutely love).

    I guess the more people you know in the world, the better, then, hey? I have a spare room. Let me know when you're Alberta bound.

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    1. Hey Jules, you are right I did a few more pictures...I am glad you noticed :) But I am even more glad for the invitation to stay over at your place, I somehow know that we'll hit it off really well...so maybe someday we shall meet :)

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  16. Nice pictures, Siddharth. The first one is a really pretty pic.
    I hope you get to go to San Diego again. I look forward to hearing more about it here.

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  17. Brought back memories of my SD visit nearly 10 years ago! I remember the famous Fish Tacos too..nice post!

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    1. Thanks Capt Anup, I am very glad you enjoyed the pictures :)

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