Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Travel - A week in San Francisco - pt3

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.


Hello!!


This is officially the last post about San Francisco, and yet, it's a long one and it brings so many great memories back to mind!!
It doesn't feel like but it has been over one month since I was in this fantastic city and if I could, I'd go back now!
So grab a cup, sit back relax and enjoy the last sights of San Francisco!
I'll try not to become to melancholic about it...

A week in San Francisco


Day 5 Golden Gate Park

After day 4 you'd think that no one in her/his perfect state of mind would go for another long exhausting walk, right?
Well, sorry to disappoint you, but I did!!! haha
And it was soooooo worth it!

We hopped on the bus heading to the Golden Gate Park; we had no "mandatory" visits, which made the walk more enjoyable, however, I guess it became much longer than expected.

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.
We did visit the Japanese Tea Garden, which was beautiful, but smaller than I thought.
Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.
After many kilometers, we knew we had finally arrived at the end of the Park once we saw Murphy Windmill!!! Ah, the joy...
Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

But in my mind, the journey hadn't reached it's best. I wanted to go and put my feet in the Pacific Ocean for the first time!!
It felt much colder than I thought, but it was amazing!!! I was so happy to realize how far from home I was... Might sound silly to you, though.

The sound of Ocean and the wind are so relaxing that I could have stayed at Ocean Beach for as many hours as possible, even if I'd have frozen my a** off! hahaha

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

For more sights, please watch the Vlog on YouTube.

Video on Youtube




Day 6 Chinatown & Coit Tower

Day 6 started and after checking the map, we decided to head towards Chinatown; why not?! After all, we hadn't been there yet, and it seemed interesting.

The word that came to my mind while walking these streets was "Chinesices!" which is a Portuguese word for stuff made in China.
So much of it, so so much...

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

After Chinatown, we went back to the "west" and visited the Italian neighborhood of San Francisco. There I found a restaurant with my name! How considerate, San Francisco! Thank you! hahaha

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

A "few" steps later we had finally arrived at Coit Tower!
Once we got there, we were told the elevator was being fixed and if we wanted to visit it we either had to wait or walk over 450 steps! Yay... as if we hadn't walked enough.
So we decided to wait and when we were about to take the stairs, they said the magic words "the elevator is fixed! you can go now if you like"

Say no more!
The view from the top of the Tower is simply amazing!! We were very lucky and got a clar blue sky with an amazing 360degree view. For more please watch the vlog.

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

And yes, we had to go back to Fisherman's Wharf for one last time. We decided to visit Bubba Gump and it was nice!!!
If you've seen Forest Gump movie, than this is a "mandatory" visit.

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

With full bellys, we wrapped up the day!
Check out the vlog for more details about this day.

Video on Youtube




Day 7 Alamo Park & Painted Ladies

This is officially our last day in San Francisco.
Bittersweet, dear people... Bittersweet!

On one hand, we wanted to go home and meet our Choco boy again, but on the other hand, we were having such a fantastic time in San Francisco than it just didn't feel like "it was time to go".
But it was...

However, there was still enough time to go visit the Alamo Park and the famous Painted Ladies!

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

Gorgeous Victorian houses!!!
And many, many, many tourists...
I lost count on the amount of "Instagram photoshoots" I saw. *roll eyes*

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

Travel - A week in San Francisco. Visiting Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Coit Tower and the Painted Ladies.

After some relaxing at the park, we head back tot he city to grab some lunch and eventually go back to the airport.
The time had come...

Video on YouTube


Soon!!! :)

- - -

Our return flight back home was very pleasant and even though we had a stop over in Zurich, Switzerland, it was okay. I slept enough, had nice meals, watch a movie and relaxed as much as possible.

I hope you have enjoyed these posts and vlogs about San Francisco!
From my side, I had an amazing time making them.

In case you missed them, here are the previous posts about San Francisco: Part 1 & Part 2.

I will for sure miss San Francisco!


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