The California trip was packed with great experiences. So I have so many stories to share with you guys. Especially about food! In mid May Christian and I jumped on a plane from Copenhagen to San Fransisco — with a small stop-over in Heathrow. After exploring San Francisco by foot and tram, we picked up a rented car and headed for Los Angeles, visiting Monterey, Santa Barbara and Solvang, not to mention the spectacular Yosemite National park along the way.
In our quaint San Fransisco downtown hotel the breakfast menu was largely made up of muffins and sugar-coated doughnuts. Safe to say, as a tourist not accustomed to “an American diet”, I was awestruck by the amount of sugar to be consumed in one meal. What do you think? When we went to Fisherman Wharf’s San Fransisco, we spotted on a restaurant where many people goes. It’s called Boudin! The food here looks really nice. We ordered New England clam chowder in sourdough bread bowl and crab half sandwich. Super delicious! We were told by our friends living in San Fransisco that Peet’s Coffee is as famous as Starbucks Coffee. But it is more popular there! We stayed in San Fransisco for four days in total. Since before arriving, a friend of ours had suggested we visit the Ferry Building Marketplace at Fisherman’s Wharf. We did not, however, get around to do it until the very last day. The Ferry Building Marketplace impressed us a lot. The variety of food as well as the relaxed vibe made us feel like being at ‘Torvehallerne’ in Copenhagen. If you get a chance to visit San Fransisco I strongly recommend the Ferry Building Market. See the Ferry Building’s official website at http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/ Later on — on our last day in San Francisco — we went to visit The Cheesecake Factory, which seems to be a very popular spot since we had to wait for 15-30 minutes to be seated. As an integral part of modern-day San Fransisco makeup, technology is everywhere. When queuing, for instance, waiting to be seated, we, along with everyone else, were handed separate pagers to signal when our table was ready. How nerdy is that!