Lost my Head in San Francisco

California

San Francisco just might be my favorite city in the U.S.A

I’ve never lived in the city, always the suburbs, but I would love to experience the life!

Traveling isn’t just for seeing different sites, but also to experience different ways of living, and that could be as simple as living in a big city vs. the suburbs.

We started our adventure in Chinatown, where the hustle and bustle nature  felt new and familiar.

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The smell of authentic Chinese food made my mouth water instantly; I was taken back to the market streets in China where I would get breakfast with my mom. The building designs and street decorations were pleasant to the eye, and the abundance of people kept things interesting.

We decided to challenge the famous hills of SF by going on foot from Chinatown to Pier 39. This was my favorite part; we wondered away from the tourist areas where it was literally just my family and I on the street. There were some breathtaking views…

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San FranciscoA little surprise was presented to us on our journey to the Pier. As we were admiring some Italian-looking architecture, we discovered a little park called Jack Early Park. This quaint park composed of a flight of shaded stairs to a high view of the pier.

San FranciscoFinally, we made our way to Pier 39 where the sea of people engulfed us into their waves of different languages and backgrounds. We decided to take a Blue & Gold Fleet boat tour called Bay Cruise Adventure. We touched on some major sights such as Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Golden Bridge, and the majestic skyline of San Francisco.

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If you can’t tell, the fog played a huge role in the photo modeling. Also, although it is June i.e. summer, it was freezing. But hey, adds to the charm.

The rest of the day included hanging out with the barking sea lions and sampling through Fisherman’s Wharf.

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From the famous attraction sights to the small charming neighborhoods, San Francisco never fails to leave me in wonder!

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The Golden State, California

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Waking up at 4:30am in the morning isn’t my favorite thing to do, but when the reason is to go to California, I am willing to not sleep at all!

The flight across the country took a whopping 6 hours, but the beautiful view from my window kept me company.

IMG_1264 IMG_1277 IMG_1282My family and I arrived in Sacramento around noon. While retrieving our rental car, we made small talk with a couple heading to a wedding. I mentioned my observation on how yellow it was everywhere, and the wife stated “Welcome to the Golden State!” I thought that was the perfect welcoming to the wonderful California!

Falling In Love, In And With Paris

Random Fun

Well, isn’t this to love?

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I’m closing my eyes, taking in the heady scent. Inhaling, exhaling, my heart beating at a steady pace… Wait, no — actually — probably a little faster than usual. I’m a little clammy, a little sticky, a little claustrophobic but all in the right ways. The music, played entirely too loud for this time of night (or morning?), created almost-tangible rhythmic waves in the air that sent vibrations to my toes. I open my eyes, from the half-second break I took to close them, and look around. Even after a few glasses of wine, probably one (or two?) of champagne and swigs of someone’s cheap canned beer in between, I can make out a particular feeling: love.


Let me say that I don’t intend for this post to be some kind of Eat-Pray-Love ramble where I tell you about how much I have found my inner peace by sitting on…

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