How was your holidays? I think it should be over for almost everybody by now. So it’s for me. The new semester started at my university this week on Monday. It was not a beginning, it was more like jumping into the pacific ocean somewhere near Seattle, where the water is so cold that the first thing you do after it touches your toe is screaming out loud.. imagined that? So it has been like that. We’ve already written 2 exams (clinic chemistry and pathology) this week. Next week should be a little bit calmer although I have to study for the first exam in cariology and prophylaxis on 12th November. Oh, oh, I almost forgot! There is also an exam coming next week.
The week after that we’re going to get the first clinic orientation. So much looking forward to it! I really hope I can take some cool pics for my blog and write more..
Why I called this blog post ‘Something new, something old and a lot of fun’?
1. I’ve visited som new places and got to know new people
2. I’ve also visited some places I know
3. I had so much fun!!! Have a look yourself :)
Have I written about San Francisco already? Probably not. I’ve been to SF 7 years ago and I literally left my heart there. It became something like a second home for me. You know, a place where you know what to do, where to go, where to eat, where to shop, which bus you take when you want to get from A to B without even looking at a map, how to talk to people etc. So this is SF to me. A lot of people say, typical for a tourist, when you would have to live here and work or study or whatever, you would see it’s not that great. Ok, I know this. The time I’ve spent there wasn’t just great all along. I had also some problems, but that’s not what I wanted to write about.
You ask what I love about the city that I call it my second home? Well, everything! I love the architecture, the bridges (well, GGBridge more ;) ), the F Market streetcars and cable cars ringing around and MUNI cars with this woman voice in the subway going like: ‘Montgomery Station, K, inbound’. The people there, how they’re talking to you and how they walk around etc. there are a lot of homeless people, really a lot, I like these too. It’s sad that there are really that many, but if they weren’t there it wouln’t be San Francisco. I love the food there, the saturday farmer’s market, the coffee and all the vegan and organic food you can buy everywhere. The sounds, voices, noices there. How the city smells (I’m not crazy, it really has a typical smell). The ocean, the beaches, all the parks and green places there.
And last but not least the fog! Most people hate it, but I love it! in summer when the fog gets really thick you can hear the fog horns. They are like a lullaby to me. And when you go running in the morning it’s really nice to feel the fog on your skin.
So I finally could go to San Francisco again this year. And it was just great! I couldn’t believe that I’m there until I got out of the BART at Powell station and got into the whole people mass out on the street. There was this typical SF smell and I instantly knew: ‘Man, I’m home!’
my running along the Ocean Beach
a lot of dentists in the city, maybe I work there someday too :)
Peet’s of course.. but I drank my coffee at The Coffee Bean And Tee Leaf more often
this is what I mean by people in San Francisco
a great saturday afternoon at Fort Mason Green
one of the GGBridge
and the city
the Bay Bridge
and the greatest burger ever! at Burger Meister
I just love the city!
If you have some questions just feel free to ask me anything.
as a PS, there’s a photo from the first time I’ve visited SF