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San Francisco 2: Sausalito and meeting friends in SF

After a good night of sleep, we headed out to the Fisherman’s wharf, barely 5 minutes away by foot, to meet Jason at Boudin. It was still cold, but a bit better than the previous day, so we ate with Jason at a small food truck-restaurant near the Wharf called Bacon Bacon.

Boudin is a restaurant-shop with cute souvenirs such as this
Boudin is a restaurant-shop with cute souvenirs such as this :p

As the name states, they specialize in different sorts of bacon meals such as hamburgers, burritos, sandwiches and fries. Jason and I ordered a double patty cheeseburger, and Victor decided for the breakfast burrito. They were all amazing. Sadly, they had run out of porky fries, so we went to another truck nearby (Tanguito, Argentinian) to get some fries.

Bacon Bacon hamburger
Bacon Bacon hamburger

With our stomachs full, we walked a bit at Marina Green and then went to meet Jason’s adorable dog: Terra. She is a mix between German Shepard and Chowchow and she was adopted 2 years ago. She is quite obedient, uterly cute and playful. Meeting her made us want our own doggie!

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Vic, Jason & Terra
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Copying Terra
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Terra and Vic hold hands!!! ūüėģ

Next we drove through the Golden Gate bridge to Sausalito, where Jason dropped us off. Victor and I wandered around the streets full of art galleries, wine tasting places and quirky shops, took pictures and then enjoyed the walk at the yatch harbor.

I saw this place last time I visited too
I saw this place last time I visited too
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Checking the Sausalito Map to find the best spots
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Beautiful Yatch full of private boats

Some of the shops sold things I had never seen before, like the smallest elephants in the world (cheap but…quite useless unless you create zoo models. Breakfast floss with bacon flavor… or toothpaste with wasabi flavor… hmmm no thanks!

sausalito shopping
Funny items and nice exposition figures

To return to San Francisco, one of the most popular ways is to get a ticket for the ferry. The ferry comes about every hour, and there are 2 different companies that stop at different destinations. We took the Blue & Gold to Pier 41 (this one runs every 1h30min and you can find the schedule here). The other one comes every 1h or 2h and stops at the Ferry Building in SF. We only chose the Blue & Gold one because the schedule was more appropriate for us ^^. You can bring your bike on boat, but make sure to buy the ticket in advance or come early, as seats for bikes are limited. Many bikers bike from SF to Sausalito and return by boat.

Goodbye again, Sausalito
Goodbye again, Sausalito

From the Pier we took a bus to go to our appointment with Harry. We went to a ramen place called Ramen Underground. It’s reviews on yelp weren’t amazing, but the place is always full and has lines, plus we trusted our local advisor. We ordered tonkotsu ramen (pork bone broth) and Harry got the soy milk ramen (never heard of it before), which was a mix between chicken broth and soy milk. The tonkotsu ramen came with an extra piece of pork to my pleasant surprise, and also with mushrooms, some veggies and a piece of chasu. As usual, we also got some gyoza, but this time they were made with chicken meat. Everything was delicious, and I liked the ramen place because they offer a lot of variety in terms of broth and quantity.

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Underground Ramen with Harry
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Yumm

We then went to Union Square and got a Starbucks drink, stayed there chatting for a while, and saw a couple of homeless people playing some percussion and attracting a lot of pedestrians. We went home and bought some Ghirardelli squared chocolates on the way home.


Versi√≥n en Espa√Īol

Tras una buena noche reparadora, salimos de nuevo hacia el¬†Fisherman’s wharf, que estaba a apenas 5 minutes a pie del hotel, para encontrarnos con Jason en Boudin. A√ļn hac√≠a fr√≠o, pero se estaba un poco mejor que el d√≠a anterior porque ya no hab√≠a tanto viento, as√≠ que comimos en un restaurante abierto, que m√°s bien era un restaurante-cami√≥n llamado¬†Bacon Bacon.

Boudin is a restaurant-shop with cute souvenirs such as this
Esperando a Jason en Boudin, un restaurante-tienda con cosas bien curiosas

Tal y como describe el nombre, este camión vende varios tipos de comida rápida CON beicon: hamburguesas, burritos, sandwiches y papas fritas. Jason y yo nos pedimos la hamburguesa con queso (y beicon), y Víctor optó por el burrito-desayuno (que mejor no tomarlo para desayunar si no se quiere volver obeso). Se habían quedado sin papas fritas cerdosas (porky fries?), así que pedimos papas fritas normales en otro camión que había cerca llamado Tanguito (argentino).

Bacon Bacon hamburger
Hamburguesa de Bacon Bacon

Con el est√≥mago lleno, paseamos un poco por el parque Marina Green y despu√©s fuimos a ver a Terra, la perrita de Jason. Terra es una mezcla entre Pastor Alem√°n y Chowchow, preciosa, obediente, y s√ļper linda y juguetona. ¬°Se nos quedaron las ganas de tener nuestro propio perro!

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Vic, Jason & Terra
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Copiando a Terra
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Terra y¬†Vic se dan la mano¬†ūüėģ

Con mucha tristeza nos despedimos de Terra y Jason nos condujo a Sausalito a través del puente rojo Golden Gate. En Sausalito hay, más que nada, tiendas boutique de lo más curiosas, galerías de arte y bodegas de vino. Aparte de curiosear y sacar fotos, nos dimos otro paseito por el puerto que estaba lleno de yates privados.

I saw this place last time I visited too
¬°Aqu√≠ estuve hace 7 a√Īos!
mimi checking map
Buscando los mejores sitios en Sausalito
mimi at port
Yates y más yates, aquí la gente parece bastante rica~

Algunas de estas tiendas vend√≠an cosas jam√°s vistas, como el “elefante m√°s peque√Īo del mundo”, hilo dental con sabor a bacon y huevos fritos, o pasta de dientes sabor wasabi.

sausalito shopping
Funny items and nice exposition figures

Para volver a San Francisco, lo m√°s popular es ir en ferry. Hay 2 compa√Ī√≠as de ferry que van desde Sausalito hasta el muelle ¬∑41 (el barco Blue & Gold) o hasta el edificio de los ferries (el otro barco). Vienen cada hora o menos, y pueden comprobar los horarios exactos aqu√≠. Nosotros cogimos el Blue & Gold porque la hora nos conven√≠a m√°s. Puedes comprar el billete en el puerto o en el barco (aunque creo que para el otro barco solo se pueden comprar los tickets en el puerto, as√≠ que comprueben antes de que sea tarde). Se pueden subir bicicletas al barco, as√≠ que muchos ciclistas van en bici hasta Sausalito pero se vuelven en barco. Si vas en bici, mejor compra el ticket por adelantado, ya que los asientos para bici son limitados.

Goodbye again, Sausalito
Hasta pronto, Sausalito

A partir de ah√≠, nos encontramos en el centro con Harry¬†y cenamos ramen en¬†Ramen Underground. Las rese√Īas en yelp no eran incre√≠bles, pero el restaurante siempre tiene cola y adem√°s nuestro gu√≠a local lo hab√≠a recoomendado, as√≠ que fuimos sin temor. Vic y yo pedimos el¬†tonkotsu ramen (caldo con hueso de cerdo) y¬†Harry pidi√≥ el ramen con leche de soja¬†(jam√°s hab√≠a visto este en otro lugar), que era una mezcla entre caldo de pollo y leche de soja. El ramen¬†tonkotsu vino con un trozo extra de carne, verdura, y champi√Īones. Pedimos gyoza de pollo (empanadillas fritas), que tambi√©n estaban deliciosas aunque el plato tra√≠a solo 5. Nos gust√≥ mucho el sitio, no s√≥lo por los sabores, sino porque adem√°s tiene much√≠simas opciones de ramen en la carta y buen ambiente.

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Underground Ramen con Harry
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Yumm

Tras la cena nos fuimos a por un Starbucks y luego charlamos en la plaza de Union Square. Mientras tanto, un par de vagabundos tocaban percusión animadamente, atrayendo masas de viandantes curiosos. Nos despedimos de Harry y paramos de nuevo en Ghirardelli antes de volver al hotel, a por más muestras gratuitas de chocolate ^^.


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