Tourist

I spent my first night in a San Francisco hotel last night. And today, I spent the day in the Mission working out of my company’s second office before we consolidate offices in the city and move to the Financial District later this month. In the Mission, I’m overwhelmed by all the Latin food options I have, but for lunch today, I got to enjoy pupusas, plantains, and beans at a cozy Salvadorean restaurant along the main strip with my friend.

For dinner, Chris and I went to Limon, which is a Peruvian (fusion) restaurant that opened in the city about 12 years ago that had a huge following. I’d been wanting to try this place for the last 12 years and finally ate here tonight. While enjoying the chicken, ceviche, and seafood dishes we ordered tonight, I wondered why it’s taken me over 12 years to try a restaurant in my own hometown. I guess I’m just like most people when they go back home; they tend to want to do things that they are comfortable with or used to always doing because they have a limited amount of time. It’s quicker to do what you are used to than explore new things. But I’ve decided that I’m going to make a point to be more proactive about trying new places every single time I come back home. Then, it will make me feel like more of a tourist in my own city. But that’s okay because it will make my home experience better.

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