Sandy Hong, Program & Communications Intern, has been with the San Diego Diplomacy Council since March. As a participant in the Korea WEST Exchange Program, Sandy has spent the last few months in the U.S., practicing her English, and gaining real-world experience in a field related to her area of study. Special thanks to our longtime partners at the German-American Chamber of Commerce for connecting us with such great interns through Korea WEST.
Sandy will be finishing up with the San Diego Diplomacy Council next week, and we are sad to see her go! Before she heads back to Korea to finish her degree (with a stop in Peru along the way!), we asked Sandy about her must-visit areas in San Diego.
Read on to discover Sandy’s favorite spots!
The Enchanting Beauty of Sunset Cliffs in San Diego
When I walk along the edge of Sunset Cliffs, I’m instantly captivated by the beautiful views in front of me. The sky changes colors from orange to pink to purple, creating a breathtaking scene that feels almost unreal.
As I continue walking, I feel a calmness come over me. It reminds me of how powerful the ocean is. I also discover hidden coves and tide pools. Sunset Cliffs holds a special place in my heart because it allows me to reflect and think deeply. When I stand at the edge and look out at the vast ocean, the worries and stresses of the day fade away. Instead, I feel peaceful and grateful for the present moment.
If you ever visit San Diego, I highly recommend going to Sunset Cliffs. Let yourself be enchanted by the stunning coastal views and let the magic of this place touch your soul.
Coronado Island: A Paradise of Beauty and Elegance in San Diego
When I step onto the sandy shores of Coronado, I’m greeted by a beautiful sight. The beach stretches out before me with sparkling blue waters. As I walk along Orange Avenue, the main street, I’m fascinated by the gorgeous Victorian buildings and well-kept gardens. The famous Hotel del Coronado stands by the ocean, with its red towers and white walls, like something out of a fairy tale.
Whether I’m enjoying a cup of coffee on a sunny terrace or browsing through local shops, there’s a peacefulness that surrounds me, reminding me to appreciate the present moment. Besides its stunning beauty, Coronado Island offers plenty of outdoor activities. I often rent a bicycle and ride along the coast, taking in the amazing views of the San Diego skyline and the vast ocean.
If you’re ever in San Diego, make sure to visit Coronado Island. Whether you want to relax, seek adventure, or experience the past, Coronado Island is a special place where time seems to stand still and memories are made.
Exploring the Flavors of Little Italy
When I walk through the streets of Little Italy in San Diego, I’m greeted by amazing smells. This neighborhood is very special to me and has become one of my favorite places in a city that loves food.
One of the things I love about Little Italy’s restaurants is the authentic taste they offer. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming, and it feels like being part of a big family gathering. The owners and staff are genuinely passionate and friendly, treating me like a special guest. Besides the delicious food and cozy environment, Little Italy is great for exploring. As I walk around, I discover charming places like gelato shops, wine bars, and bakeries, each with their own tasty treats.
So, if you ever visit San Diego, make sure to explore the restaurants in Little Italy. Get ready for a unique culinary adventure, where you can enjoy authentic flavors and experience the rich traditions of Italian cuisine.
Interested in visiting some of Sandy’s favorite spots in San Diego? Contact the San Diego Diplomacy Council, and let us help you arrange an iconic citizen diplomacy trip to San Diego.