What's up ?
So this weekend I hosted my first Couchsurfer. He was from Sweden, and he stayed with me for two nights. I have always wondered what it would be like to host a complete stranger, and now I know ! Prior to this, I was hosted in Paris by three different people.
My guest wanted to stay with me because I live very close to the Sharks Stadium and he wanted to watch the hockey game. What I didn't realize was that he was coming not to cheer for our San Jose Sharks, rather the opposing team, Vancouver, because they have Swedish players. I thought it was hilarious to imagine him sitting all by himself cheering for the opposing team amongst the Sharks fans in their Jerseys. I told him to curb his enthusiasm so he wouldn't get beaten to a bloody pulp.
Anyway, on Sunday he arrived and we drove up to San Francisco. We drove to Lombard Street and took pictures, walked down to In and Out Burger and had lunch. I had to introduce him to a proper American hamburger, none of that McDonalds shit that you can get even in Sweden. While we were enjoying our burgers, I noticed that Hooters was right across from us. I told him that he would love Hooters. We were sitting next to a family with children, but that didn't deter me from explaining to him why Hooters was famous and why he would enjoy it.
So yeah, he was more than willing to go to Hooters and he got a good look at our waitress. He also got a picture with her, and he was very pleased with the view. We had chocolate cake while he got to stare at the boobies galore.
After that we walked around Pier 39 and then we took a cable car back up to Lombard Street and drove his car back down. I stuck my head out like a dog while he did all the turns. Then we proceeded to go to the Golden Gate Bridge. It was waaaaaaay too cold to walk across, but we did take pictures. We also drove through Haight-Ashbury. I've been to SF many times, but I had never been through the Haight. That was interesting. I will have to go back.
Hans from Sweden.......
The weather sucked huge whale ass, but at least it didn't rain on us while we were there.....
So yeah, that was my weekend in a nutshell. It's always interesting to see your city from a tourist's point of view. I was amused each time he whipped out his camera to take pictures of the cable cars or things on the streets, or when he pointed the camera at me.
It was also nice to finally practice my German.
Also it was interesting talking to him in English because it reminded me of my relatives in Austria and the way they express themselves. It's very systematic, very logical.
Some of my favorite quotes of his..........
"We don't need to worry about parking. I am a lucky Swede."
"I like Taco Bell, Mexican Food and Hooters"
"You just took pictures of me with those birds" ( He meant the chicks at Hooters)
Anywhooters, that is all for now. I briefly relinquished my passport because I am renewing it and getting a new one. When that one comes in the mail, I look forward to breaking it in and doing some more globetrotting myself.
But before I do that I hope that 2011 can be the year that I meet some of my fellow bloggers in person.