one of my favorite travel buddies, noelle, invited me to visit with her in california! after hitchhiking across europe and then exploring the costa rican jungle with her, i couldn't very well say no to yet another awesome impromptu adventure with this girl. so off to san fran i flew!
noelle and i explored the pier in sf, went to a free concert in oakland, and stayed at the house she grew up in, in the sweet little town of winters! we later tagged along on a road trip to big sur (pictures coming soon!), before heading back to san fran.
after the big sur trip, i got to stay right in the city with a friend i met in costa rica! and michael lives in the perfect location, right by dolores park. i also had the craaazy serendipitous luck to spend a day with my sweet belgian friend daphne, who was in town to give a lecture! here are michael and daphne ^^^ hanging out in michael's beauuutiful backyard/patio area!
probably too many people are aware of just how much i love beatnik culture. kerouac and ginsberg are for SURE two of my greatest inspirations, so getting the chance to slink around some iconic spots i read about so much in their writing was a serious dream come true.
some golden gate peeking.
san francisco, you are glorious.