Write about San Francisco

I came here for the first time in November, 2003 and I was surprised about the bridges and hills because I didn't imagine these things were that exciting. I don't like the weather here. It's so cold in comparison with Mexico. There it is warm. I like San Francisco because the people are very friendly and there are many places to visit. My favorite places are Golden Gate Park, North Beach to eat and Union Square to shop. If my friend came to visit, I would take a cable car on Powell Street so my friend could enjoy the hills and views of the city. We would go to visit Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and Golden Gate Park.--Desirée

I came to San Francisco eight and a half years ago. The first time I was very scared, because I didn't know one word of English or the letters either. It was a very serious time for me, and when my sister-in-law told me, "Look, there is such a beautiful park here next to your apartment," I thought it didn't matter where the park was. I thought, "How can I live, if I'm dumb?" Now I like this Golden Gate Park. It is a really beautiful park. When I get tired I go to the park to rest.--Nelli

I think San Francisco is the best city and I have liked this city since 1976. This city has beautiful weather, the people are very friendly, and this city has a lot of sights, for example, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Twin Peaks, etc. Also, this city has many different kinds of food which I enjoy very much. I feel very lucky to be in this city.--Nam

San Francisco is a beautiful city. I like this place. The people are friendly and open-minded, and it's a cosmopolitan city. I have been living here for 7 months and my experience has been wonderful. I love to run on the beach and play volleyball over the weekend. My favorite places are North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf. The most important thing is that in San Francisco I have met very interesting people.--Jorge

I came to San Francisco at first in 1979. I took my five-year old son to visit my friend and stayed a few days. At that time it was only sightseeing famous places. This time, I've been here since last October to find out a lot about America and to learn English. I've been living here and I've felt the atmosphere of the Bay Area. I was surprised there are many people from all over the world, so I think this isn't America but it is America. I've really enjoyed spending every day here. As it's more expensive to rent a room here, I moved to Albany. Now, my most favorite place is the Ferry Building.--Keiko

I know many good places in San Francisco. First, I like Ocean Beach, where I can see the sunrise and sunset. Second, I like John Adams Campus, because I can walk to school across Golden Gate Park. It is a remarkable, beautiful, and very interesting park. Each morning I walk from my house to school and each afternoon I walk back. I did this a lot of times, but every morning I want to go to school again.--Yuriy

I have been living in San Francisco for the last two years. When my daughter Mani was two months old, she got thalassemia (She can't produce her own blood) and therefore we came here for her treatment. When I first arrived in San Francisco, I was surprised because we are basically from the Third world, but now San Francisco looks like my own city. I like San Francisco very much. The people are very nice, broad-minded, and loving. San Francisco is also famous for its tourist spots, museums, and especially for its weather. I like Pier 39 because my daughter likes Pier 39.--Muhammad

I arrived in San Francisco 7 months ago. I like this city very much. I have many reasons for it. First, I got married to my husband here. Second, this city is very beautiful, and the people are very friendly. When I went to college I met many students from different countries and it's very interesting for me because I've always been interested in different cultures and customs. I like the weather and nature of San Francisco. Almost every day I go walking in Golden Gate Park. I like to eat out in this city because the food is very different and tasty. One thing is very bad in San Francisco--this place is very expensive.--Inna

I have been living in San Francisco about four years. When I first came to San Francisco, I was surprised with the weather that is very warm in the winter and fall. The people in San Francisco are very friendly. I've found many friends here. I'm never going to change San Francisco for another city. All my relatives live in San Francisco.--David

I have been living in San Francisco for twenty years. When I first came to San Francisco, I was surprised about everything that was new to me. BART was very clean and enchanting, the downtown buildings were tall and big, and the stores were huge and elegant. Every night was like Christmas; everywhere the lighting was bright and colorful. This is totally different from my country. But when I saw Daly City, the houses were like cartoon houses lined up. I expected big and tall buildings everywhere. I like to live in San Francisco more than in another city because the transportation is very convenient. I don't know how to drive, but I can take a bus around the city, and the bus fare is cheap for seniors and the Chinese food is cheap too. If my friend comes to visit me, I will show her first the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park Science Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Twin Peaks, downtown, the city library, and the last is dirty Chinatown. If someone asked me to advise her about moving to San Francisco, I would let her know the house rent is very high, and it's hard to find a job.--May

I have been living in San Francisco for many years. When I came here, I was so surprised because I thought all the buildings and houses would be tall. San Francisco was a very cold place. Also, I thought that place was not good for me to live in, but later on I felt a little different. I got a job, made four friends in school, and made two American friends near my house. First I was so scared with my American friends because I don't speak enough English, but they are very friendly to me and teach me a lot of different things about the culture, and I practice more English with them.--Julie