January 28, 2016

San Francisco and FCBD® Homecoming 2016

Kay, Pips, and I have just come back from 10 days in San Fransisco which included the FatChanceBellyDance® yearly Homecoming gathering, and we’re still adjusting at being back!  What can I say about our trip?  Its actual purpose brought us together with ATS® dancers from across the globe and gave us all the opportunity to dance with the very best on a daily basis with Master Teachers.  There were stalls galore which catered to our every whim and we couldn't resist all our purchases (which resulted in a lot of bag squashing trying to bring it all home)!  We took workshops at the FCBD® Studio with Carolena and Kristine and did our performance rehearsals there too, plus visited Underground Nomads to watch FCBD® perform (video here).  Troupe Britannia performed on Friday night and I can safely say that we did good (video here) ;o)  Saturday night we watched FCBD® perform live - just magic!

From a tourist’s perspective, we were all charmed by the city by the bay.  We got to grips with the various transport systems and rode in a taxi, an Uber, the Caltrain, a light train, the BART, a boat, and even a rickshaw and covered San Fran's basics such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Haight Ashbury, Fisherman’s Wharf.  We rode the cable car down its steepest hills of which there are plenty and drove down Lombard Street, the famously crooked street.  The weather was mild (we even bought sunglasses) and most people were nice.

Would I recommend it ‘heck yes’!  Do I want to go back ‘you better believe it’!  I’m suffering withdrawals as we speak!

Troupe Britannia 2016

walking the Golden Gate bridge
Zig-Zag road - Lombard Street
at the FCBD® Studio
Tall building!!
at the FCBD® Studio
here at last.....

Street Car