#FBF: DECEMBER 30, 2017 – SF CHINATOWN.

Before the year ended, we went on a Chinatown adventure! I reconnected with my friend, Claudia. We met each other years ago at City College of San Francisco (CCSF). It’s been a while since we hung out. I also met a lot of awesome new people during this photowalk. There was Sam, Kristina, Alex, and Sarah.

Here are my photos from that day. πŸ˜€

Enjoy!

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What a great view!

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Walking the Stockton Street tunnel.

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Making our way.

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Almost there.

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We made it! First stop, take some pictures. Then, food! πŸ˜›

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We were already window shopping. It was a really nice day!

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The Transamerica Building! Always a sight to see.

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Folks out and about on a Saturday morning.

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Snapping away. Trying to find good angles and whatnot.

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Muni and the colorful buildings of Chinatown.

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Claudia shared a lot of history with us. Plus she shared her Chinatown experiences. She grew up in this part of town. Pictured: Claudia and Kristina.

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Childhood memories. White rabbit was my favorite! And the tamarind candy.

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We stopped by several markets to explore their selection.

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Dropped in at the post office.

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The staff was super nice. Pictured: Kristina, Alex, Sam, and Claudia.

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We continued walking after the post office.

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Looked at the dried goods in this market. It was pretty pricey. Lots of medicinal properties from what Claudia told us.

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We were all super curious.

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A very busy spot for dim sum.

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Here’s another angle. We didn’t go to this one. We went next door.

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Look at that.

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We got chicken wings and some pork ribs. It was delicious!

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We ended up at a bakery to get some other things.

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Alex and his tray.

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I waited outside with Alex because everyone else ordered drinks.

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I bought a pineapple bun, this pastry with ham, and more sesame balls. MY FAVE!

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Walking to the park. Muni busses!

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This cool mural.

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So many colorful decorations.

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Stopped by another dim sum spot. We wanted soup dumplings.

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Found a lot of cute red envelopes.

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The fortune cookie company! Fond memories from 4th grade.

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The line wasn’t too bad.

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Great to see it again!

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So many cool alleys. The murals are wonderful!

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So many photo opportunities.

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The red lanterns are my favorite.

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Tourists out and about.

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We made it to Portsmouth Square! We get to sit and eat.

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This mural caught my eye.

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Claudia let us try the durian crepe/cake she ordered. It was really good! Some folks weren’t digging it, which is understandable. Definitely an acquired taste.

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Kristina’s reaction.

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She ate some oranges to get rid of the taste.

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Alex’s turn. From what I can remember, I think he liked it!

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Claudia bought fresh durian.

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Cutting it open.

I definitely liked the crepe/cake more so than the fresh durian. It had a kick!

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JOY!

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Sarah taking pictures on her phone.

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Look at that!

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Pretty lanterns.

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Walking down another alley.

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Kristina is now taller than Alex. πŸ™‚

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Sweet art.

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Sam the explorer. What a cool ship!

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I spotted Timmy!! πŸ˜€

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Did some more walking. Heard some fireworks being set off.

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You can see the smoke on the right side. It was loud!

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So many cute things. Even found Totoro! πŸ™‚

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Walking down Waverly Place.

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So in love with the colors.

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Claudia used to frequent this bakery when she was young. It had a different name.

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Cool tea is a really good boba spot! I love my boba.

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Willie “Woo Woo” Wong playground. Cool mural!

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Spotted the monkey king!

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Claudia.

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Kristina.

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So many lucky cats.

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Canton Bazaar.

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These slippers were super popular when I was in high school. That was ages ago, lol.

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This lovely group was playing beautiful music. They asked us to play and we politely declined.

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Hello, Ferry Building!

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Kristina had her fortune read by Confucius. Reminded me ofΒ Big.

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Spotted another cool mural. We missed a few on our list.

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We ended our adventure at Li Po. Anthony Bourdain featured it on his show.

It was a long day for us, but we all enjoyed it! There’s so much more to see.

We’re hoping to photograph more areas of the city. SF ❀

Thanks for stopping by.

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