Thursday, March 31, 2011

Honeymoon in San Francisco

 Mr. C and I went to San Francisco for our honeymoon.  Spent ten amazing days relaxing, eating, walking, sightseeing, and more eating.  I forget how much I love to travel and, luckily, I found a great travel companion.  I also love San Francisco.  The diversity of people, cultures and neighborhoods kept us busy exploring new things every day.  I think one of my favorite things to do was sitting on the bus and just listening to all the different languages spoken in one place.  When we were on the one bus, we heard lots of Russian and Japanese.  When we were on another, it was a mix of Mandarin, Portuguese, and other random languages.  

Poster in Chinatown
indigenous rights mural in Mission district
San Francisco never seems to lose it's appeal for lovers, newlyweds, or couples.  My parents came here for their honeymoon over 40 years ago.  Countless friends have told me they spent their honeymoon here, too.  Seems like it's a city of immigrants, new arrivals, where all cultures find a way to work together. Only fitting that couples starting off on new adventures and a new life together would find this place romantic.

It rained almost every day.  But that didn't hold us back from doing the things we wanted to do.  We just stayed huddled under our umbrellas, heading out in the misty rain.  Or, on rainier days, we'd sleep in, cuddling up in our huge bed with the curtains open just watching the rain fall down on the city. 

a view from our room
rainy day at the Legion of Honor
a break in the clouds
Mr. C is a vegan and I'm a vegetarian, so when we found it incredible easy to eat here, we took advantage of every delicious meal we came across.  Coming from a city where there are only 2, yes just two, vegan restaurants in the whole metropolitan area, we were in heaven!  So we ate a lot, I mean  a lot!!

Here is just a small list of restaurants we visited (in case you're vegan and about to head to SF for the first time) and also to say thank you to them for feeding us so well!
Millennium Restaurant - vegan fine dining
Gracias Madre - vegan organic Mexican
Tu-Lan - Vietnamese hole-in-the-wall
Little Boabab - African food
Underdog - vegan hot dogs and sausages!
Herbivore - vegan "american" food
 Souley Vegan - vegan soul food!! (in Oakland)
Great India - Indian food
Bi-Rite Creamery - Ice cream (lots of vegan options!)

vegan dessert at Millennium
Gigantic portions at Tu-Lan Vietnamese

eating at Tu-lan
two thumbs up for delicious chinese food

soul food at Souley Vegan (bbq tofu with side of lentils)

more soul food (bbq tofu with deep fried "fish" on top, side of mac'n cheze)

mosaic at Gracias Madre Vegan Mexican 
Some final, cute pictures... 
some murals at the Women's Center


luke and pamela said...

!!!!!!!!!!! :)

your honeymoon looks amazing. i can't remember what it feels like to be in a city with so much culture and diversity.

Antoinette said...

Looks like you had such a fabulous honeymoon! What a gorgeous couple you two make.