Malibu: Dream on Californication

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Throwback Thursday everyone! This day has brought me some good memories from Cali on a beautiful sunny day in Malibu. December at the beach!. Not quite your usual winter huh? Actually it was my first year without a winter and spending it in some of the places you can only see in famous movies and TV-shows (Beverly Hills and Californication ring a bell?). I have to say I was not a big fan on Los Angeles after my first visit, but after discovering more of what California has to offer.. I have to say.. It’s one of my favourite places in the world!!

Hills of Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
Me and Molly on Hills of Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
Molly on Hills of Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
Hills of Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

We started the day going up the hills at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Gorgeous view of the ocean and it’s also the place where I spotted a deer! Just like that, randomly up the hill next to the street. I was the first one to get scared, because I actually climbed up the hill to get a view over the ocean and I wasn’t expecting to see it there. But then, while I was insisting to make friends, the deer kept distance and walked away clearly not interested:(

I found a deer on the hills of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California
Stunning view over the campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California
Deer encounter on the hills of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California

We later moved on to Zuma Beach, one of the most amazing beaches I have ever been to! The never-ending sandy beach and the view over the clear blue ocean made me fall in love with this place!

Zuma Beach in Malibu, California
Zuma Beach, a set for some of the scenes in Baywatch series
Zuma Beach, Malibu, California

Fun fact: Zuma Beach was frequently used as a set for the Baywatch series!

Possibly the best beach in Malibu, California: Zuma Beach
Zuma Beach, Malibu, California
Endless sandy-beach at Zuma in Malibu

Zuma Beach hosts several premier surfing events each year. With optimum wind conditions nearly daily in the late afternoon, Zuma draws many to kitesurfing on the northern end of Zuma Beach.

Pacific Ocean, Zuma Beach, Malibu California
My sister, Molly and I at Zuma Beach in December
Molly the Pomeranian playing the lifeguard
Zuma Beach, Malibu California
Zuma Beach, Malibu California
One of my favourite pictures from Zuma Beach in Malibu
Stunning colour of the Pacific Ocean at Zuma Beach
Molly enjoying herself at Zuma Beach
Zuma Beach, Malibu California

Escondido Beach(Hidden Beach) was our next stop on the way back to LA. I have to say this place is really hidden, as you have to pay attention not to miss it! The entrance that we used was like a small tunnel which led to some stairs heading down to the beach. It’s another amazing beach of Malibu, a place where you can spot a lot of multi-million dollar houses!

Not your usual beach house in Escondido, Malibu
Escondido Beach, Malibu

Here my sister and I, and of course Molly the pom stayed and watched the sunset, a perfect ending for a beautiful day! You can see below that Molly was really enjoying the experience!

Molly the Pomeranian watching the sunset at Escondido Beach, Malibu
My sister, Molly and I at Escondido Beach, Malibu
Watching the sunset in Escondido Beach, Malibu California
Lovely day with an amazing end: Sunset at Escondido Beach, Malibu

Thank you for joining me on this memory path! Would love to find out more about you! Where are you right now in the world? And where would you wish to be?

Love, Self Wanderer


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