Tuesday, 2 April 2013

24 hours in San Francisco

I'll be back at some point with a bunch more details about our Easter road trip, Napa, wine and the fainting goats that just wouldn't faint.

But for now, here's a peek at our speedy tour of San Francisco.

We arrived on Friday evening, settled into our hotel in Japantown and wandered along to Chinatown, where we made the sad discovery that Friday night in Chinatown winds down early, and that most of the restaurants we'd been recommended were already closed at 9pm.

But we did find one that was open, and then headed over to Bourbon & Branch for a couple of rounds of cocktails and some serious people-watching.

After a slightly hazy start to Saturday morning (gin cocktails are not particularly conducive to early wake-up calls) we walked through the drizzle to Haight Ashbury for breakfast, via a quick photo stop at the Painted Ladies. We strolled past lots of hippies and facial tattoo enthusiasts, got offered ganja by about 12 different people and attempted some jumping shots in front of a couple of giant graffiti walls.

Then we just had enough time for a quick ogle at the sea lions at Pier 39 and a longing look out towards Alcatraz before speeding off to meet the fourth of our Napa girls' weekend foursome.

In short: we came, we saw, we ate, we drank, we ate some more, we walked up hills and down hills and up some more hills, we got rained on and we had a pretty great time!


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