Every day, since I got here about 15 years ago, I am grateful to have landed and actually stayed in this city. I’m in awe everyday.
This is a true melting pot where you can feel at home.
Its people, the slow flow of things, the busses we all complain about, the nuts, the artists, the geeks, the homeless, the fog that seems to envelope the whole summer, the old, the new, the gay, the lesbian, bisexual, straight, the Chinese, Japanese, Italians, Russians, French, black, white, every color of the rainbow is here! And yes, the rainbow starts here!
The Republic of San Francisco awaits you! And its people! This city hugs, accepts and welcomes all.
I hope you found your home too. I believe the city you make your home, defines you, as this one defines me.
It said to me: Welcome home!
I hope you found home too!
Laura Carbonell is a bilingual and bicultural language teacher at Casa Hispana in San Francisco. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and sharing her abuelita’s recipes, and wearing makeup and sharing her findings. You may follow her on Twitter.