Tag: San Francisco

San Francisco

Here are some pictures taken during my stay in San Francisco in late June. As I was attending a conference, i did something i usually would skip when traveling alone: A boat ride from Pier 39 passing the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz was part of the social event. And it turned out great, even a couple of the mysterious sea lions showed up on the posts to lazily greet the departing vessel. A week later, when we came back from Yosemite, we did a little detour after our lunch in Berkeley so we could drive over the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Street art alleys in the Mission

While strolling through the Mission district in San Francisco, I visited the famous street art and graffiti alleys – and just in time to see the following new beautiful mural in the making. Seeing so many different styles and artists in one place is pretty impressive. The mixture of surreal and funny characters, political statements, and old school graffiti, tags, and stencils makes you easily wander around for hours. There is also a great book about the murals and their history in the district: Mission Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo. They also have many more pictures of the murals

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San Francisco Food Adventures

Traveling with my partner is always big fun, especially on the food side of life. Since we are both vegetarian, we look around for great places in advance, but she is doing definitely more and better research which usually reveals some great places i would have missed otherwise. Finding awesome vegetarian food in the Bay Area and especially San Francisco is not very hard, and i remembered several places from my last trip 2 years ago. For the first stop, we did not hesitate to decide on La Palma Mexicatessen, a huge place with a small shop in the front

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The Grand Walk in San Francisco

One of the things i was excited to do in San Francisco was the Grand Walk. The walk goes all the way from Lands End to Fisherman’s Wharf in 6 miles along the coastline passing the Golden Gate Bridge on the way. The Grand Walk is a combination of a couple of short trails rather than one single hike. Getting to the trail head takes only about 30 minutes by bus from Downtown. Here is a map of the first (and more exciting) half of the walk, going from Lands End to Baker Beach and the batteries. After getting off

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