Now I know I can be a little strange at times, but I am hoping some of you are with me on this one (or at least someone). I have never been to San Francisco, yet I know for a fact that I will love it – so much so that I know that I could quite happily live there. Is it just me, or is there somewhere that calls to you like this?
San Fran Feelings
I’d pack my bags and be over there in an instant. I nearly typed “no research needed”, but we all know that would be a lie. I’ve been drooling over the San Fran eateries on Man Vs Food for at least a year now. The Kitchen Sink ice cream challenge has my name allll over it. My Lonely Planet guide is well worn and tatty with all my scribbles and highlights. I swear I must be the main internet reader that is driving up all the page hits on the San Francisco tourism page. I’m addicted, I’m pining and I simply have to go there.
The closest I’ve been is New York, New York (I can’t help but say New York twice and sing the infamous song in my head – as I admitted earlier, I can be a little strange), so it’s not like I’ve really had a taster. However, I just love the vibe I get when reading about it; boho – artistic – outdoors – fresh food (and lots of it). There are currently 84,155 TripAdvisor traveller reviews of 3,850 restaurants in San Fran – yum! Union Square is said to be the best place to sample some of the cuisines on offer. They have one of my personal favourites there – The Cheesecake Factory. Their food (not only dessert) is too die for. They need to bring that magic to the UK!
I haven’t even scratched the surface with what this beautiful place has to offer and heck, I haven’t even visited there once, but I know if the stuff I’ve read so far is just a schmidgen of what San Fran has to offer then yes-seree I want to be part of it and would happily live there forever…and ever…and ever. I can’t wait for my 30th now, bring it on*! See, travel makes scary things fun.
* See “Travel does not need to be expensive” blog entry for more details around my planned 30th trip
So, back to my first question, am I the only one or is there somewhere that really, really appeals to you so much so that you could call it home?