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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Trip to San Francisco

This post is a couple of weeks overdue, but better late than never.

So last February I went to SMX in Santa Clara. It ended on Thursday, but I decided to fly back on Sunday instead.

San Francisco is amazing. I loved the area, and also the culture. In my experiences on the east coast, as a whole, different cities have lots of "friendly" people, or "intelligent people". DC is probably fairly close when it comes to a combination of both. But wow, Northern California is full of people who are truly both.

I loved the China Town in San Francisco. It's the biggest one I know in US. But then again, the only other ones I've been to are the ones in DC and Manhattan. I think I bought about $100 worth of souvenirs in their different gift shops over 2 hours, from stuff like shot glasses to random wall-scrolls. I only walked 1/5 of the China Town itself. The reason I stopped (other than time) was I knew I couldn't fit more souvenirs in my luggage to fly back.

I mostly ate at the suburbs of San Fran. The most unique place I ate at was a little Taiwanese desert place. They had all kinds of random small deserts that are unusually simple to make, but people just don't. I ordered a desert that's mostly shaved ice with light syrup over it, almost like a snow cone but with thinner syrup, and it had fresh strawberries and mangoes as toppings. It was awesome.

Maybe it was the tourist mentality, but I just fell in love with Northern California, and I'm definitely thinking of moving there in a few years.


Blogger Evan said...

move there so i can visit :)

3/27/2008 5:55 PM  
Blogger Paul Zhao said...

Dude, totally. New places to drink are always appreciated.

3/28/2008 12:32 AM  
Anonymous Ana said...

Wish i knew you were so close... i know that city like the back of my hand... could've given you a private tour ;)

3/31/2008 3:47 AM  

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