Hello from the San Francisco Bay Area! It’s been a blissful few days here, where the sun shines bright above bluest blue skies and the air smells faintly of red wood trees. As much as I love the city, there’s something magical about being completely surrounded by a forest of ancient trees. It reminds me of my time in Yunnan, living near mountains and big bodies of water.
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
My talented boyfriend/fiance/partner Taurin built this Cracklebox out of a soapbox.
My first time eating Issan/Laos food outside of Thailand/Laos! I was so excited, I dunk my hand into the sticky rice, just like the old times. Then proceeded to dip the little rice balls into the papaya salad (tam mak hoong).
Fiery tofu and vegetables at Burma Superstar. We also ordered the 24-ingredient salad and this rich pork curry with coconut rice. I was so hungry, the meal didn’t really get photographed well.
Last but not least, craft beer on tap at Beer Revolution!