Tuesday was my birthday! I started it by walking around Berkeley in the sunshine.
For starters there are a lot of students because of the university. There also seems to be a certain hippie vibe.
I had lunch at a pizzeria and was sitting by the open window. A man came walking by, stopped, said to me: "thank you for being beautiful" and just walked on.... And I was like, what just happened???
Then the owner of the pizzeria tried his best to hit on me, but no luck.
Well, they sure all knew how to flatter me on my birthday!
Later I met up with Zari, a local dancer who had organized my workshop for that night. Because teaching Lebanese style is a good way to celebrate a birthday!
Here's my great class:
Zari went shopping...
It was a steep climb up there!
Hello little friend
I went back to San Francisco on my own the following day to do some shopping.
One of my first stops was a shop for dance supplies where I wanted to buy some tango shoes. But when I wanted to pay, I had to find out that my credit card had maxed out!
All those hotels, car rental and my shopping in San Diego had apparently added up to my credit limit.... And I only had a handful of cash with me, the rest was back in my hotel room.
All I could do was walk around a bit, looking at buildings, like this giant Apple store!
Down by the wharf
I didn't stay too long though since I hardly had enough money left to buy food and I still had to pay for my train ticket back to Berkeley.
Back at the hotel I called my credit card company to ask them to raise my limit since I was going to stay for nearly another week!
Armed with more cash I went to wander around Berkeley some more, and I found myself. Literally!