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Dharamsala was nothing like I expected. I didn’t expect a quiet town full of Tibetan monks wandering down the streets and chanting through lush gardens, but I did expect a charming hill town with a meditative energy to it that would make me love nature even more. What I got instead was a bustling hill town with kiosks targeting tourists at every corner and drivers that – judging by the honking and near misses of people, cars, and cows – learned to drive in Delhi. I didn’t find the relaxing village I had hoped for, but my hotel room did serve as a small oasis with unbelievable views that I could’ve easily stared at for a few more days.
~My fabulous hotel stay ~
~Views from my balcony~
the donkeys came by every morning around 5am
~McLeod Ganj Main Temple (of His Holiness the Dalai Lama)~
(no photos were permitted inside the actual temple space)
~A stroll through town~
How did my new year start? With some Polar Bears diving into a foggy ocean!
How did I end the first day of the new year? With a lovely walk down the boardwalk in Santa Monica!HERE Are you following me yet? “follow” Full Circle Images on Twitter HERE
What’s a long holiday weekend without piles and piles of food??
I’m lucky to have a mom that does incredible custom decorated cakes and desserts, as well as traditional Argentinean desserts. Naturally, they beg to have their photo taken. Here’s a peek at what I sampled this weekend (don’t get too jealous!).
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I’m still coming back down to earth after a long weekend filled with eating, sleeping, laughing, and just plain being lazy
One of the highlights of my weekend was an afternoon adventure with a couple of photographer friends through the streets of San Diego. We were out for a few hours, but those hours flew by! We saw the crowds trying to ice skate on a lake (I guess that’s bound to happen when you put ice outdoors in San Diego!), we had a chat with Santa, we walked the mall crowds, and then ended up on the lit-up streets of Gaslamp.
Check out the highlights from my adventure!
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Are you feeling Christmasy yet?! I hope so, because it’s now officially Christmas time in San Diego!
I spent several hours in good company yesterday, exploring the December Nights event at Balboa Park. It was awesome! My only regret is that I bought something to eat before getting to the international cottages’ food stations, so then I was left drooling over the food that I was too full to be able to eat! Other than that, it was a great day out. We decided to go early after a parking debacle 2 years ago taught us that timing is everything. So our outing started around 3:30 and we left the park around 7:30. The timing was perfect – we beat the super heavy traffic, but were there to see the lights go on and sparkle throughout the entire park!
I don’t think photos can really tell the story of everything that is at this event, but here are some highlights I was able to capture for you
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With Thanksgiving now behind us, we all start to think about the end-of-the-year holidays and starting fresh in January. This involves food. Lots and lots of food
While I didn’t do a lot of actual cooking for Thanksgiving this year, I did do some baking. I was determined to try a recipe I saw for Sweet Potato Cupcakes w/ Chocolate Centers. It took a little longer than I’m used to, but it was SO worth it!
I’m obsessed with sweet potatoes and yams. So when I saw that they could be in desserts, too, I was thrilled!
Aluminum foil cups dressed up cupcakes for the holiday
Time to bake!! Hershey kisses are unwrapped and ready to insert…
And now… time for the ICING!!
Combine the two and…. TA-DA!!!
They were amazing! I will most definitely be making these again. I think I found my new “regular” dessert