Back from San Francisco, California!

Alright homie g’s!!!

….alright that was really pathetic. But bear with me, that is my “I’m-really-excited!” lingo.

Currently, I’m getting back into the swing of things after a really wonderful Thanksgiving break spent¬†in San Francisco, California!

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I flew out the Friday before break and landed in San Francisco at midnight! Me and my friends took a shuttle to our hotel (Parc 55, right in downtown) and let the fun begin! Well…after a rough encounter with a homeless person, but that’s another story.

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We did all the highlights, of course. Allow me to share some of my pictures (imagine how hard it was to pick from about 1000 of them!) And they are as follows:

I traveled with three other close friends from Malaysia and Ecuador. Our first couple of days we fell in love with Samovar, where they sold the best tea and healthy food I had while in San Francisco! It’s located in Yerba Buena Gardens and it was one of the most beautiful places we visited.

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We went to museums! I oogled over the beauty of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate State Park, and the Exploratorium in the Palace of Fine Arts.

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I was dazed by the beauty of San Francisco. Yes, at night it could get a bit creepy, but there was truly so much to see, the sunsets, the busy streets, etc!

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We biked around Golden Gate State Park, admired the flora, and the fauna…The guys were shameless enough to get those two-people carts, fit the three of them in it, and bike around. I stuck to my regular bike. lol

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We visited the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden. You see, we’re kind of obsessed with tea (Samovar was better, though), and we took one of the most beautiful pictures of the trip right here!

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We took the cable cars around the city and visited Lombard Street, China Town, the Golden Gate Bridge, etc!

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Visiting Alcatraz Island was one of my top to-do’s for San Francisco. I love all crime things (psychology and law within me…), and I found the infamous¬†penitentiary super interesting. We took an audio tour all over the island. It was kind of morbid, but also an experience!

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One of my favorite nights was at Fisherman’s Wharf – listening to people jam to music randomly on the streets, the boardwalk full of people selling things, yummy restaurants, souvenir stores, chocolate stores! We had dinner in a yummy restaurant, watched a small show, and went to the Ghirardelli Factory! Best.thing.yet.

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On our last day, we decided to go ahead and visit the famous “Painted Ladies” in Alamo Square, watch the beautiful view of the city from the Twin Peaks, and visit Samovar Tea Lounge once more before we left.

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