Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hey June!

My goodness! This month was great! Fast and Furious (furious if we count the storms yesterday! damn, that was crazy :s) Check out the posts of the month of June and stay tuned for more photos from SF.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

the wharf, the chowder and the bread

Fisherman’s wharf, sourdough bread and clam chowder; do you Know what I’m talking about?

Fisherman’s wharf is one of the busiest and well known tourist attractions in San Francisco where you can find Pier 39 (sea lions!!), the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Center, the Ghirardelli Square (chocolate!!), a Wax Museum, Forbes Island, restaurants and stands that serve fresh seafood!

And then, you have the clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl... it is THE thing in SF. It was so tasty that I repeated the meal in a couple of different places and I even brought it home!! Clam chowder is a cream-based soup, commonly made with potatoes, onion, perhaps celery and pieces of bacon and clams, garnished with parsley. The sourdough bread is just a type of bread very popular in SF that has a distinctively tangy or sour taste, because of the lactic acid produced by yeast. It's similar to our "Pão alentejano". Saudades...
Now, the photos! And look, there it is the Pacific Ocean!! I put my portuguese feet into it, yeah!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

The Hills of SF

What can I say about San Francisco? My god, what a fabulous city! I didn’t have any idea at first but it really surprised me!
Let’s talk about the San Francisco topography! Ahah SF is famous for its hills. Did you know there are more than 50 hills within city limits? Some neighborhoods are actually named after the hill on which they are situated, including Nob Hill, Pacific Heights and Russian Hill.
We should not forget about the earthquakes threat which play a large role in the urban planning. There's no other way...
San Francisco reminded me of Lisbon (except the part of the hills, of course!) especially because of the cable cars, the eclectic architecture and the climate. I mean, it’s not like Richmond - wet and hot weather - SF is more like a Mediterranean climate: moist mild winters and dry summers. So pleasant! :D
Well, enough of talking. Let’s see some pics, right?
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