after two amazing fun-filled weeks of visiting family and friends and hosting a friend from korea (minkee was in michigan? yes, yes he was) and driving open country roads in the rain and snow (love michigan) and celebrating holidays -merry christmas and happy new year!- i left the mid-west and headed all the way west for a pit stop in california before coming back to seoul. i love the city of san francisco and happen to have many friends there whom I do not get to see very often (who says whom? this girl). the first day i spent hanging out with four of my boys back from the highschool days, it was hilarious to see middleville invading SF. we plan on taking over.
things i did in san francisco:
i went to trader joe’s. i felt californian. (i went there purely for the purpose of buying a bottle of vanilla extract for a friend back home who specifically requested trader joe’s vanilla extract and then i proceeded to leave the bottle at my friend’s place in SF, oops…)
i ate a lot of healthy food including many vegetables. i felt very californian.
i went to the pirate store. 826 Valencia Street. Go There.
i saw a lot of dogs. my friend recently read a statistic saying that there are more dogs in san francisco than children. i totally believe that.
i took the Bart. muni. a bus. after living in seoul i am such a city girl it is laughable.
i accidentally discovered TCHO’s chocolately workshop. my sister wrote a blog post about them a while back and if she hadn’t i probably would have walked right by this place because the storefront wasn’t even finished (come on people, it’s all about appearance). but she did write the post and i did check out the store and tasted all of their samples until they kicked me out (okay, no… that didn’t actually happen). it was incredible.
i went to pier 39 (fisherman’s wharf) and saw a seal. one. it was neato still.
i walked china town.
i went up a glass elevator in one of the nicest hotels i have ever been too (erin kemp: “just act like you own the place and no one says anything”) and had a view of the entire city.
i saw two sunsets at the beach. TWO. they were pretty.
i ate indian.i ate mexican. i ate thai. i ate pizza. i ate cafe sandwiches. i ate. and ate. and ate.
i biked over the golden gate bridge.
i broke my foot (that was before china town AND the golden gate bridge… i just taped it up, no big deal) or somehow managed to seriously injure it and i dont know how.
besides the randomly damaged foot i had an amazing time. i was hosted by the greatest friends and i will go back. california, it is the place to be. what a vacation.
and now. for some pictures.