Today started like not like any other day on our trip for two main reasons. Reason one is we woke up at a later time and had an adequate amount of sleep. Reason two is that we actually had a nice breakfast together or more like brunch at a Yum Cha place. The day was of a more chilled one because we had nothing intense going on until 3 o’clock, so we hanged out in the nearby mall and had time to cool down and relax. We also caught up on our “observation toolkit” which has been highly neglected throughout the trip.
Anyways, at around 3 o’clock, we arrived at the outskirts of Stanley Park to get ready to go biking around the park. We rented some nice bikes and had nice bike ride around the park, but not really the park. We actually biked around the perimeter of the park because the inside of Stanley Park didn’t have many bike routes that don’t share the road with automobiles. It would have been very scary to bike along automobiles for some of our youth, so we avoided those roads at all cost. So, with the bike ride, we had great view of the waterfront and also the beach party with the immense public nudity. This seems to similar to ones in San Francisco, but at least, from what i see which is not good for minors is that their city is very liberal.
Now, along to the most terrifying part of the trip, the Richmond Night Market. The Night Market … it just takes you in with your wallet and full of happiness and recklessness, but it just pushes you out afterwards with an empty wallet and full of regret. Honestly, I really enjoyed the night market. it was full of life, food, and shops. It seems it helps generate high amount of revenue even though if your stand isn’t popular. I think by having a night market locally can just make a neighborhood new and full of spirit.
I believe it’s viable to have a night market in San Francisco, but it depends where in San Francisco. For example, if you have one in SF’s Chinatown, you will a lot of angry seniors who can’t sleep, but local business will have a lot of revenue. I believe having a night market at the Cow Palace is the most viable choice because it had large venue, a lot of parking, and easy accessible public transportation. It can also bring a new spirit to the neighborhood, Visitacion Valley that has been for a long time neglected by our city. Through this, the neighborhood might be actually be known for something fun and great instead of crime and drugs.