Didn’t get much sleep my 2nd night here due to a party being held at the place I was staying. Fortunately, I’m used to no sleep now and this didn’t stop me heading out the next morning, if slightly later than usual. I walked to Golden Gate park, a very large park stretching into the city from the pacific. The park was pretty busy with people walking and biking all over the place. After scoffing at the $5 they wanted for admission to the Japanese tea gardens I walked around the largely unimpressive botanical gardens. It was mainly just loads of plants from around the world with labels in front of them, they could learn a thing or two about making botanical gardens from Sydney.
I continued towards the pacific along the edge of the park, passing through a district of asian shops and restaurants. Stopped for some rice candies, hadn’t had those since I was in Korea. Green tea is the best flavour. Exhausted by the time I got to the beach, and the weather wasn’t good for beach life, coolish and very windy as soon as I cleared the dunes. I stopped at a cafe for lunch instead of staying at the beach longer.
Next stop was the golden gate bridge, one of the place I did hit up last year but decided to go back to since the cloud ceiling was a bit higher than it was last time. Still dark clouds were coming in fast and I thought better of my original idea of walking all the way across the bridge.
After leaving the bridge, only one place I was heading, Japan town. This time on a bus though. I finally found a restaurant with my favourite Japanese food, Okonomiyaki. Had a slightly different take on it and left very satisfied.
That concludes my 3 day stay in San Francisco, as the rain and my tired feet brought an end to my exploration slightly early. It really is a beautiful, if expensive city. Friendly people and the multicultural aspect of it is great, I notice this more after coming from Latin America. Hence the Japanese food binging the last few days.