Also made time for a little shopping. I fell in love with a shop on 1310 Haight St.(between Central Ave & Masonic Ave) called The Love of Ganesha. I bought a necklace and 3 unusual silk skirts for less than $85. The employees were so nice too, they offered us a little cup of tea as soon as we entered and gave me a little bird ornament “for luck,” as we were leaving. The incense smell of the store is welcoming and I like that a portion of sales will help support orphans around the world.
Afterwards, we took a bus over to Pier 39 and worked our way uphill all the way to the top of the windy road on Lombard St, to see the one way section of Russian Hill more commonly known as the “crookedest street in the world.” This 1/4 mile stretch is a 27% steep grade and the speed limit is just 5 m.p.h-which is ok because you’ll have plenty of pretty plants and scenery to admire as well as giddy pedestrians to look out for as they snap photos as you slowly make your way down the eight sharp turns.
I’ll pass along what someone told us: “avoid the Tenderloin at night-where people are doing crack and looking for opportunity.”