Last year I had
the opportunity to go to San Diego.
With Sabrina I
could stay in a very hospitally family for three weeks.
San Diego, which
is located in the farthest south-west close to the mexican border,
historically was the first nodal point in the old spanish-California. San Diego
is the biggest city in California ( after Los Angeles)
and numbers more than one million inhabitants. In spite of the quite big
expansion San Diego has kept it' s noble
small-town-character with several districts: for instance OLD TOWN, CORONADO,
POINT LOMA, MISSION BEACH and LA JOLLY.
In the beautiful
countryside of S.D.-County the geographical manysidedness of beaches,
mountain-forests and deserts can be seen.
San Diego got it' s nickname 'Sportstown USA' because it owns a
lot of sportclubs. The famous JACK MURPHY STADION is the headquarter of the PADRES-BASEBALLTEAM, THE
CHARGERS and THE SOCKERS.
More than 60
golf-links are in S.D.-County, just as a great number of NATIONALPARKS and THE
CLEVELAND- NATIONAL- FOREST. Also the SAN DIEGO ZOO is a big tourist-
More than 70
miles P AZIFIC-COAST are a real paradise for all kinds
of water- sports. To LOS ANGELES you have to drive about two and a half hours
by car although the lanes of the freeways are very big.
The climate in
S.D. is sunny, warm and dry, with an average temperature of 70 degrees
FAHRENHEIT. When I was there it only rained once in 3 weeks. Also the art- and
culture-lifestyle in S.D. should be pronounced.
San Diego harbour
is one of the most beautiful sea- ports in the world. The coast is littered
with yachting-clubs, fish-markets, restaurants and hotels. Also a great number of
shops are there at'Downtowncoast.l'
attraction in the harbour is the MARITIME MUSEUM.
It is composed of
three restored ships. The STAR OF INDIA is the most spectacular of them and
nowadays it is also the oldest, still working merchant ship. Coronado Beach is
a very famous part of San Diego. It is a relaxing-place for rich people. With
our group we visited the CORONADO HOTEL, a world- famous LUXUS- hotel where
'Baywatch' and a lot of other popular films were made.
At night the
skyline of S.D. was really fascinating for me.
And the nice
atmosphere in that city can also be seen at the friendly people. Our host-
family was very kind and I enjoyed living with them. I really hope being able
to go to this wonderful city once again!
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