Travel Spotlight: San Francisco, Yerba Buena, & Samovar
One of my favorite places in the world, and I’ve traveled a decent amount in Europe and around parts of the US, is the San Francisco Bay area. I love the diversity of culture and people and food, and the SF Bay area’s open acceptance – celebration, even – of all the things that make those differences special. I don’t actually live *in* the city (just a short drive or BART away), but one of my top places to spend time relaxing and enjoying great tea is the Samovar Tea Lounge at the Yerba Buena park. Situated on the second level of a lookout over a lovely open grassy area often thoroughly enjoyed by students, just above a peaceful waterfall marking the centerpoint of SF’s Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, Samovar gives its guests a modern, expansive space to cool off (or, considering this is San Francisco, more often than not it’s to warm up!) and spend an hour or two with a tasty cup of quality tea.
In my new personal blog, which I will announce at the end of this month (-ish 😉 ), I’ll delve more into what makes Samovar so great and maybe even explore the memorial. For now, here’s one of my favorite shots of “the city”. Enjoy!