It’s officially been a month since James and I moved to San Francisco! We said bye bye to Toronto and hello to California living! Now that we are finally moved out of our temporary place and into our new apartment everything is beginning to feel a lot more settled. James has started his new job and I have started to get into a schedule of blogging and exploring!
I’ve only had one bout of homesickness since we arrived so I think I am doing well on that front. And with things like What’s App, Skype and FaceTime it makes it really easy to stay in touch with friends and family. And I am SO thankful for that : )
What can I say about San Francisco so far…
Well, the people here have been overwhelmingly friendly. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised. I even made a new pal at the Benefit store downtown. Who knew waxing my legs would lead to meeting a new friend? : )
On the flip side the rumours are true. There are a lot of homeless people. Whatever you are thinking, times it by 10. That’s how many homeless people there are. Luckily they mostly keep to themselves so there hasn’t been any reason to feel unsafe. It does smell like pee most places downtown. It’s something I don’t think I’ll ever adjust to.
The weather is almost always like Toronto in the fall. Crisp, sunny and depending on the day it can get into the low 20’s. It’s certainly not hot California weather, but I am totally ok with that. The fall is my favourite season so I am really loving the weather. People here joke that you should always carry a sweater no matter what time of the year it is just incase, as it can suddenly get chilly out of nowhere. Good advice!
James and I did most of the “touristy” things when we came here on vacation a few years back so we have mostly been walking around and trying to get to know our new neighbourhood (apparently it’s called SOMA). We did go to see Golden Gate Bridge this weekend and that was really cool. Transit is cheaper here which is nice. $2 gets you unlimited bus and street car access for 90 minutes, so usually I can get to where I am going and come back within that amount of time. Wrap your head around that TTC!
We’ve been to a few places to eat but to be honest I can’t remember the names of most of them. One I do remember is called Uno Dos Tacos where I had delicious fish tacos and a mixed drink that came in a bowl called a the “Las Cazuela”. Let’s just say that the drink portions were generous!
Overall I am really loving our new adventure. It’s both liberating and a bit scary to start over somewhere new, but luckily I have my best friend with me so it’s been pretty amazing so far : )
Have you ever been to San Francisco? What was your favourite part?