After too many days of muggy weather in New York, I am in San Francisco for a retreat from the heat. It's only been a few months since I moved to Manhattan, but this is my second visit back home. Needless to say, I miss dearly the beautiful foggy city by the bay.
Since I was staying with a very good family friend in North Beach, I began my day at my favorite neighborhood boulangerie with a decadent buttery and flaky strawberry cheese danish, and was quickly identified as a tourist when I was caught taking several photos of my breakfast.
After a few clicks, I was kindly invited to take a tour of the city on what else, but the iconic San Francisco trolley.
After learning lots of fun and interesting facts about the city, I stopped by at San Francisco's Civic Center farmers' market, which is held every Wednesdays.
This is another type of bitter melon as bitter as the one above it. A guy at the farm stand dared me to take a bite into it for $5, and you know, my momma didn't raise no dummy. I turned the tables and offered $10 if he took a bite into it. He didn't take it. Evidently, his momma didn't raise a dummy either.
* A special thanks to Gloria for making this entire trip possible and Romeo for making the tour of San Francisco landmarks an incredible experience!