On my quick trip to Northern California last month, I only spent one day exploring the city. In that one day I managed to do a far share of walking. I was dropped off, camera in hand at the park right below the Golden Gate Bridge. I then walked through the Marina district, grabbed a quick tea with a friend and continued up the steep incline to the top of Lombard street. Working my way down to the Fisherman's Wharf and jumped on a trolly to the Old Ferry Building. Walked around the Ferry Building and checked out all the awesome foodie spots. Then walked through downtown and Chinatown and back up the hill again. The hills are MASSIVE. If I lived there and walked as much as I do here, I would be in incredible shape! I am no stranger to insane hills, but very used to New York's flat terrain and this was a serious workout!
When I lived in the Caribbean the hills were also like this. Though, I was carrying bottles of water, groceries, laundry and everything else you need for your home up these steep ass hills. Best to switch off from walking forwards to backwards up these massive inclines. I was in the best shape of my life living down in the islands, I felt like jungle woman. Wandering through the tropical brush, iguanas and creatures living in every inch. I used to need to a flash light to make it home. Meanwhile, its humid and hot. When it used to rain, I could barely make it up my driveway, having to usually crawl my way up. Anyway enough about that, these hills were steep!
I obviously fell in love with the Old Ferry Building, everything I could ever want. Cowgirl Creamery, Slanted Door, Hog Island Oysters and Blue Bottle Coffee. What more could you want? Plus a handful of other awesome shops. I missed the Farmer's Market here, as I mentioned in a previous post but the San Rafael Farmer's Market in Marin was awesome. While it was nice to pop through Fisherman's Wharf it is extremely touristy and not really the type of "food" I was looking for. The Ferry Building is where its at, if you are serious about good food. Though I had a great time capturing the Wharf. I wish I had more time to really eat at the long list of restaurants I wanted to try and to explore some other neighborhoods. Until next time my lovely San Francisco. Oh, I also just want to mention how amazed I was with the clean air. It smelled fresh, crisp with hints of wildflowers. SF can you teach NYC your clean ways? Thanks. You can view more photos on La Buena Vida's Facebook page.