Thursday, June 2, 2011

Suitcase Stories: San Francisco (Lombard St., Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown)


So, the first leg of our trip to the States was a visit to San Francisco.

The first place we headed for was Lombard St.

Here's my mom trying to take our picture.

The iconic Lombard St. I swear, if I lived here, I would avoid this street like the plague.

Flowers on the Lombard St. sidewalk! Pretty!

The view on top of Lombard St.

I love how hill-y San Francisco is.

The boat museum beside the Fisherman's Wharf.

It was cool 'cause inside these boats were museums. If you bought a ticket, you gain access to all the old boats and you can see what's inside. We didn't buy tickets though so, this was all we saw.

Ghirardelli Square. An old chocolate factory. Yummeh!!

Fisherman's Wharf! After 10 years, we meet again!

The famed clam chowder in a bread bowl.

I didn't like how it tasted but hey, when in Rome, do what Romans do.
When in the Fisherman's Wharf, eat the frikkin' chowder.

The original Johnny Rockets diner.

Okay, I got a story about this guy.

After this day, we went back to the Fisherman's Wharf for a second time. This guy was still here. Me, my sister and my brother had to go somewhere. While we were away, my mom said that there was a guy that did something disrespectful to this street performer.

Guess what happened?

A fist fight broke out! And what's worse, while the fist fight was happening someone stole his bowl of donations! This guy lost his money and his shoes.

Poor guy. :(

This guy was super cute! He just danced there and people took pictures with him.

This guy is super awesome. I wanted to take home his artworks! He does his paintings with spray paint and bowls!

Now, on to Ch-ch-ch-ch-CHINATOWN!

LOVE the architecture.

Ang walang kamatayang jewelry store.
(The ever-present jewelry store.)

I wanted to up and grab this frog statue!

No words needed! ♥

The next picture is a picture from the next day but I like it so here it is. It was taken while we were waiting for the bus.
I swear this guy was posing for the picture! But anyways, there he is. Random guy at the bus stop.

Hope you like!


Pammy said...

Poor guy. That frog statue looked weird yet funny. :P

Michelle said...

I know... :( He lost all his earnings for that day!

And I had a feeling that I saw that frog somewhere before. :-/ But yeah, he is funny!!

aringkingking said...

i pity the guy :(

Michelle said...

I know riight. :( :( :(

Reg Rodriguez said...

looks like such a fun trip! i feel bad for the guy :( am sure karma is on his side though ;)


Michelle said...

I hope so too! :-/

Thanks Reg! :D

Chantzy said...

I love San Francisco, love the hilly part of their town :)

Michelle said...

I know! When we were there, I loved walking the downhill part of town! :)

evey ♥ said...

wow your just some lucky woman there asia trip firts and now US! :) i love ur trip blogs.. envy u! that san francisco hill road type is so famous i can't count how many movies where i've seen that..:)

I miss ur pretty face! take care have fun on ur trip...

Michelle said...

Hihi! I know. I love my mommy for that. :D

I'm home already by the way! :D

CHARRY said...

lovely pictures! ;)

Michelle said...

Thank you Charry!! :D

ShyGirl said...

Looks like such a fun place to visit! My sister lives in SF but I've never been-definitely wanna go now :) The shoe store is so pretty!!

So sad about the guy who got his donations stolen :(

Michelle said...

You should definitely definitely go! The people there are sooo nice and the place is sooo beautiful!!

And I knooww.. :(:( Soo sad for him!

voodoo girl said...

SF is one of my favorite cities in the world ♥ love the weather there!

did you have a good time?

Michelle said...

I had an AMAZING time! Thanks for asking!! :D

Reg Rodriguez said...

hey michelle! you were there?? :) sayang we didn't meet! next time :)


fashioneggpplant said...

i love all of these bohemian street performers. too bad about what happened...

Michelle said...

I seriously just wanted to sit there and enjoy their art.

I knoow... I hope he's okay now.

Aya said...

Wawa naman :(

At 'yung isang kuya, nakaposing talaga sa bus stop ah. Hahaha :D

sugar sugar said...

poor guy. :( i feel for him.

but i think your tour was fun except for that part. :)

Tiffiefum said...

I never knew SF was hilly!=))

Great pictures Mich, the clam chowder looked delicious:)

Michelle said...

@Aya: I know right?? I just knew he was posing for the picture!!

@sugar: I know! It was allll fun!! :D:D:D

@Tiff: Yeah... It's a bitch walking uphill but the downhill part was fun!

Thanks Tiff!!!