December 9, 1991
|Map courtesy of MapQuest|
Walked around San Francisco to the waterfront. Couldn't resist "Old Bushmill's Irish Coffee" at a cafe along the Fisherman's Wharf. Then to Chinatown for Dim Sum. Five hours of walking has taken it's toll on my very sore toes. In between, my tour included a walk up the crookedest street and down the steepest. The architecture of the homes with their big bay windows is stunning. It's a beautiful, warm, sunny day and everywhere I go, I can smell the ocean.
Photo by Nicholas Shanks, from Wikipedia Commons
Accidentally discovered San Francisco's less than lovely side while searching for a place to eat dinner. Made a wrong turn at the hostel's front door and within 3 blocks, I found myself in and amongst a wasteland haven for society's lost citizens. Hundreds of people conveniently tucked out of the way, all of them defeated by homelessness, drugs and bad circumstances. Only 2 blocks in the opposite direction from the same starting point is a fantastically inexpensive restaurant that serves pseudo-Japanese fare. Belly full with an adventure on the side, it's time to rest up for another day of exploring tomorrow.
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"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up."
~The Reverend Jesse Jackson