Posts tagged: San Francisco

Daveena & Ben Engagement Party

By , October 10, 2011 5:20 pm
Party

Party

And, we’re back!

After being on the road for 13 months and over 4 months in France, we are back in San Francisco. There are 2 reasons we came back that promptly.
– First, we found crazy cheap tickets. With Iceland Express, we got a Paris – Boston for $269.
– Second, our dear friend Ben was about to propose to his girlfriend Daveena, throwing a surprise engagement party.

Because of this, we quietly landed in America and surprised her for her engagement party. Here are a few photos.

Room Is Ready

Room Is Ready

Heart

Heart

Fried Shrimps

Fried Shrimps

Proposing Again

Proposing Again

Daveena

Daveena

Josh

Josh

Racoon Cakes

Racoon Cakes

Killing The Racoon!

Killing The Racoon!

Celebrating

Celebrating

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Colombia: Cali, The Salsa Capital

By , November 3, 2010 5:00 am
Reflection Of San Francisco Church

Reflection Of San Francisco Church

When we arrived in the San Antonio area of Cali, it instantly reminded us of home. It was very hilly but the views paid off. It especially looks like parts of Potrero Hill, San Francisco. We tried to look for Shotwell Street but we couldn’t find it. :(

San Antonio Neighborhood

San Antonio Neighborhood

We were lucky to be there for the Salsa Festival but since we were only there during the week, we didn’t get to see any live performances, but we were able to attend a class. After seeing the graceful moves by most of the people there, Boris and I got shy about revealing our two left feet.

When we arrived at San Francisco Square, there were tons of pigeons flying around in circles. While we were standing by the church and enjoying the scenery, out of nowhere, a pigeon flew into a nearby sign. A taxi man standing by the pigeon looked up at the sign and then the bird and laughed. He tried to save it by pouring some water on it, probably a little too much water, but it didn’t look like the pigeon made it.

Pigeons Flying Around The Plaza

Pigeons Flying Around The Plaza

A Pigeon Flew Into A Sign

A Pigeon Flew Into A Sign

In Cali, there are lots of fusion restaurants to try. One restaurant put a little chocolate in everything. The Japanese and Colombian fusion, we thought, was more Colombian. However, we found food in Cali to be good overall.

Japanese-Colombian Food

Japanese-Colombian Food

Tim Burton Like Art Gallery

Tim Burton Like Art Gallery

San Francisco Church

San Francisco Church

Inside San Francisco Church

Inside San Francisco Church

Boris Chilling In A Hammock At Casa Café

Boris Chilling In A Hammock At Casa Café

What We Paid: Colombian
Pesos
1800
USD eRate
2500
Euro eRate
– Bus from Salento to Cali: 4 hours 15,000 8.33 6
– Private Double Room at Casa Café:
shared bathroom, cold showers only, wifi, We LOVE the owner (Paula) who is super sweet and friendly, clean rooms, didn’t care for the flying bugs, great location
30,000 16.67 12
– Breakfast 3,750 2.08 1.50
– Lunch 7,500 4.17 3
– Dinner 9,000 5 3.60
– Local Bus 1,500 0.83 0.60

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Last Day in San Francisco

By , March 18, 2010 5:21 pm

That’s it, we have left our beloved city of San Francisco. We spent the last day packing, cleaning, running last minute errands, and spending a few hours enjoying beautiful Dolores Park. It was a warm and sunny day and we chose to go have lunch there with our dear friend, Joe. I feel like Dolores Park sums-up what I am going to miss about San Francisco: a very chill and relaxing atmosphere full of different people from hipsters to yippies, dog-walkers to customers of the special-chocolate truffle man, just everybody enjoying the sun with one of the greatest view of the city.

This was also the day we had to say good-bye to the Shotwell roommates. This wasn’t an easy time for us. We have been in denial for a while but saying good-bye kind of struck me right there, we are not going to see our friends everyday anymore. I only succeeded to hold back my tears because I know we will see each other again, some sooner than others, but we will see you all again.

Here are a few pictures from this last day:

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