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Aug 4, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO TRAVEL DIARY (PART 2)

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Although I spent two weeks in San Francisco, I actually had very little time to be a tourist. I was busy with work from Monday to Friday and by the time I came back to the hotel, the clock stroke 10 pm or 11 pm earliest. It turned out that I only had 2 weekends to explore San Francisco as much as I could.

I shared my first weekend in the Bay Area in this blog post, so here goes the second one, including a travel video and a recommended list of what to do in San Francisco.

On Saturday morning, my friend Rebecca and I woke up early as we had a long day ahead. We planned to rent a bike and ride across the Golden Gate bridge, took some photos at this iconic location so we can cross it off our bucket list. Our plan was ruined completely as stormy rain approached the city. The wind was so strong that it was incredibly hard to walk against it, let alone riding a bike across the bridge. Unless we wanted to be blown off the bridge, we'd better off staying inside the building. That stormy sky in the photo above proves my point.

A healthy lifestyle plan became a shopping plan instead. What can you expect? Right?

We went to the Ferry Building Market Place for brunch and had a quick tour of this famous farmers market. It is the center of a transit hub that connects all of San Francisco's neighborhoods and the surrounding bay communities. If you love cooking and food as much as my friend, Rebecca does, you'll absolutely love this place.

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A quiet walk on Saturday morning

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I'm sorry that I didn't manage to take any photos of the Ferry Building as my hands were full of food. But you'll be able to see the awesomeness of this place in the video below. 

Leaving The Ferry Building, we followed Google Maps and found our way to Market Street, the most famous shopping street in San Francisco. 

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San Francisco looked beautiful after the rain.

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It wasn't difficult at all to find our favorite mall, Nordstrom. In fact, all of my favorite stores are in one place, standing right next to each other. These places that my wallet doesn't love so much, but I do.

Beautiful interior in Nordstrom mall, San Francisco

Beautiful interior of Nordstrom mall, San Francisco. 

After 8-hour shopping on Market Street, here were the treasures that I found. Half of them were gifts anyway, but still, they made my day. 

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Sipping my favorite Green tea latte while waiting for the rain to stop

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That's how Starbucks spelled my name. Good job!

Next morning, we were luckier as the sun came out and the sky was clear. We headed to Alcatraz Island as planned.

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Alcatraz Island, also known as "The Rock" is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco. From the 1934 until 1963, Alcatraz was America's premier maximum-security prison, the final stop for the nation's most incorrigible prisoners. Today, Alcatraz is a place of contradictions, with a grim past and an enduring future as one of San Francisco's most prominent landmarks and tourist attractions. You can view more on my travel diary video. The view from the top is amazing.

When in San Francisco, you'd better eat and drink like the locals. There were so many beautiful restaurants, wine bars, and clubs around town that my friends brought me to.

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Girl's night out at West Coast Wine. Cheese 

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One of the most delicious cocktails I tried at The Devils Acre bar

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One of many beautiful restaurants on Chesnut Street. It doesn't matter if the food is good or not, I can dine here all day everyday. 

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Lunch with the view at The Presidio of San Francisco.

San Francisco is beautiful regardless what time of the day

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from the late night

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to the early morning.

On the last day in San Francisco, we had a few hours to explore the city before heading to the airport. There was nothing I wanted to do other than visiting the Lombard Street, the world's most crooked street. 

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And of course, having my outfit photos taken with the iconic cable car of San Francisco. 

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Crossing the street in style. Check!

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Goodbye, San Francisco! You were wonderful. Although there were so many things I wanted to do, I couldn't do due to your bad weather. This is a perfect reason why I should come back to you. I know you wanted me to. 

Till next time! 

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