Being in SAN FRANCISCO meant 4 very dense days in which we literally enjoyed every moment,place and people we came across. We stayed at Alex's place- he is Ed's best mate from high school and has a very nice flat in Marina, from which you have a great view of the golden gate bridge. This is the case most of the year except during this time when the bridge literally disappears in the cold fog coming from the ocean. We had to walk on it to actually realise it was there. The area just around the bridge looked like Mordor, but it was enough to drive just 10min away to find yourself under a sunny clear sky.
In our first couple of days we enjoyed driving and walking up and down the very steep roads- never stopping being amazed by how steep they can get...great exercise though, we now have marble calfs.
We drank a cool laid back atmosphere mixed with some great coffees especially in north beach, then wondered by music shops (Ed!Ed!) and vintage clothing shops ( me!me!). I love how SFseems to be a very accessible relaxed place to live in while keeping the intense vibe of a big, truly multicultural city.
Once more I learnt that when boys are happy they really like to celebrate with that amazing combination that beer and meat make. We had a great BBQ with Alex, which included American size steaks! In order to live the America dream even more, Ed borrowed a friend's Harley and went for a ride with Alex. What a noise when they took off! But yep, I could appreciate the smiles on their face once they got back..
We did so much, and there is so much more to do in this place,from art to food going through great parks. The MOMA had some of the best photographic exhibitions I have seen, totally recommended!
A few more words on this soon..