California Inspiration Photos Trips & Travels

Into the woods…

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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.

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“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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My talented boyfriend/fiance/partner Taurin built this Cracklebox out of a soapbox.

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Electric Ghost by taurindb

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And this is the view out his bedroom window.

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And of course, we turned into two walking gluttons. Shandong-style pork dumplings and hand-pulled noodles in spicy soup.

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Tacos Sinaloa: tacos al pastor & bistec con todo. I love the sliced radishes and pickled jalopeños.

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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).

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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.

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Last but not least, craft beer on tap at Beer Revolution!

11 Comments

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    ai
    November 12, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Overwhelmingly beautiful nature. Do they turn red and yellow in the fall or are they evergreen?

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      Sewon
      November 13, 2012 at 10:40 am

      I asked Taurin the same question! It looked like the maple tree leaves were turning yellow/orange but not quite red. Then of course, there were these tall topical palm trees next to evergreens. I’m so used to four distinct seasons!

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    Liza
    November 12, 2012 at 1:28 am

    That looks like it was a really cool experience, and the sound thing sounds awesome. :p The photos are flawless.

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    Studio Meez
    November 12, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Looks like you had a great time! What a clever boyfriend you have, making that cracklebox.
    I love the sound/song you included in your post, beautiful!

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    sylvie
    November 12, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Walks in the nature are the best!!

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    Matthew Pike
    November 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    that’s the kinda beer I want on tap

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    Emmie
    November 12, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Taurin’s song is beautiful! I love it, he is seriously talented!

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    Nicole @ Treasure Tromp
    November 14, 2012 at 1:52 am

    oh I love the redwoods up north

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    ねこちゃん
    November 15, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Gorgeous pictures Sewon! You look beautiful and very happy in the woods :) the food looks to die for…. so mouthwatering!! (I haven’t had breakfast yet..)

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    Niamh
    November 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Meals that get eaten too quickly to photograph, not so good for blogging, even so they are always the best, right?
    The forests look beautiful!

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    Rina
    November 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    what a lovely place! I would love to do a little hiking in that forest. and what a nice view!
    it’s so nice that we can find places like this, almost untouched.
    I always forget to take photos of yummy food! especially if I’m hungry, I won’t even think about a camera!

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