Lonely in a Desert

There is a house in the middle of a desert, somewhere close to Porteville, California.

Fairy Tale House

It is a fairy tale house. What is it doing there? It might had been surrounded with green fields and gardens before the drought came. Now it’s just a cute but lonely structure in the middle of a wasteland.

Mulholland Drive Scenic Overlooks

If you still do not know why so many people want to live in LA, just take a look at this scenery
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Mulholland Drive Scenic Overlooks

I haven’t even dreamed about driving through such beautiful place every day.  Continue reading

The Entirely Different Malibu

Every decent Los Angeles resident has to wear Uggs with shorts, use his own bags for grocery shopping and every weekend wake up at 6 am for a morning hike. Just in case you don’t know, a hike is a walk (or, for those who are sporty, run) in hilly areas. Demanding on stamina and miserable from consistently eating too much cheesecake, a hike can be from 1 to 15 miles long and have many variations of complexity.

Malibu Creek State Park

Recently one international team of amateur hikers went to explore some places they have never hiked before. The team consisted of an American English language teacher, a Russian photographer and a Turkish student. We expected to see frugal hills and a thin forest, but we stumbled on the beautiful Bavarian landscape, shining like a piece of a jeweled lake framed with spectacular rocky mountains. Continue reading