Day Two - Exploring San Francisco
By Roman Strobl on VI 24, 2005
I've started my Friday with a really nutritious American breakfast. Then I went to the hotel fitness to burn these calories (I suspect this breakfast gave me more energy than I could spend during the whole day). Actually the breakfast was so huge, that I went for lunch at 4:30 p.m. I took a beef bbq sandwitch, it was very good, but with 6 big slices of meat. Well, I'll have to go to fitness again, or I'll return fat to Czech republic.
I went to see the China town during the afternoon. An interesting thing about San Francisco is that each part of the city has a different and intensive smell. Some of them are actually quite nice, especially those with the smell of good food. Some of them are strange, which was the case with the China town. There's a lot of shops in there, selling eastern goods, it's very tourist-oriented. See some of the photos below.
I like on San Francisco the mix of cultures. You meet here all kinds of people and they seem to be living all together quite well. It's sad that you see so many homeless people around, there's a huge difference between those who have the money and those who don't. I felt so sorry for a guy with a sign "Homeless with AIDS, please help". Too bad you see lots of people like this in here. But it probably belongs to the city, which is so full of life and diversity.
Some of today's photos: