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Alameda County

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  • Day31

    San Francisco revisited

    November 7 in the United States

    Our RV got absorbed back into the mass of hundreds of anonymous vehicles at the Cruise America lot at Newark, San Francisco.

    Bit of a shame we didn’t get to say goodbye because we slept, cooked, showered and went everywhere in luxury with this vehicle and it performed so well, gave us a great time but by the time we did the return paperwork and went outside it was gone.

    From Newark we had to get to the airport, about $US120 cab ride, that’s getting close to $A200, we’ll still use the cheaper Uber but after our previous experience we are not keen on over supporting them.

    Now there is nothing better than a bit of bartering so Taxies were bringing people in but there were few fares out of there, a good opportunity to do a deal as the airport is a choice destination.

    I picked the hungriest looking driver, the one that had been there the longest to get a price on the ride.
    A special price for us was $US100 normally $120 ...no no no good and I offer him $40, he says no way $85, I say no I’ll pay $50. This goes on for awhile and in the end I walk away and decide to call Uber.

    He then comes over and says final price $65, I say no final price $50 and he says OK thought when we are loading the bags in he says and $5 for the bridge so I let him have the last word and said OK.

    This was still very good though because while we were there two couples joined up to share a cab and thought that was a good idea because they only paid $60 each.

    We are now at San Francisco International Airport with a 8 hour wait for our 20 hour flight back to Brisbane because of the layover in Sydney. Nothing time for the distances traveled and places we’ve been.
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  • Day79

    Castro Valley, California

    March 12, 2017 in the United States

    Day 80, almost around the world in 80 days...turned out to be our longest day of traveling. March 12th started in Tokyo where we were awoken by an earthquake tremor at 4am from a 5.3 quake in a neighboring State (our first experience!). Later that day we departed at 3pm for a 5 hour flight to Manila, Philippines and then flew 12 hours to San Francisco where we landed at 9pm...still March 12th.

    After a long flight we were exhausted and ready to get on our way, but all of our jokes of "if Trump let's us back in" turned out to be reality when I had to go to secondary questioning after raising some suspicion with our complicated to explain travels. I was taken into a back room where they asked all about our trip and were specifically interested in our visit to Egypt. About 15 minutes later they let us go, but they did take my email and phone number. It's good in a way that they are extra cautious now, but a bit sad to see how unstable our world has become that we're scrutinized for wanting to travel the world!

    Needless to say were jet lagged but excited to see my brother and his family and their new addition Nora. After a stop at In-N-Out burger, we attempted to go to sleep and get back on schedule which didn't go too well.

    The rest of the week we enjoyed playing with the boys and getting to see 5-week old Nora. We celebrated Casey's birthday and also had a wonderful dinner with Uncle Don, Aunt Barbara, and Aunt Fran. It was also fun yet intimidating to get a glimpse of life taking care of 3 children. Certainly challenging but also rewarding as we enjoyed going to their tee-ball practice, dropping Hudson off at Kindergarten, and watching the boys admire and talk to baby Nora.
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  • Day42

    My Airbnb in Oakland

    May 24 in the United States

    Staying right in the heart of San Francisco is pretty expensive so I decided to stay in Oakland without knowing that this city is known for its ghetto 😁 but after arriving at the Airbnb I must say it really seems like a very nice neighborhood. Note: Just avoid the area where the gravity starts ☝️

  • Day162

    Bei den Bereuters

    May 28, 2017 in the United States

    Sooo am Freitag bin ich vom Yosemite her kommend bei den Bereuters in Pleasanton angekommen. Rene kenne ich von meiner VAT Zeit. Er lebt nun mit seiner Frau Conny und den Töchtern Laetitia und Erin in Kalifornien. Ich wurde sehr herzlich aufgenommen und darf nun meine restliche Zeit bei ihnen im Gästezimmer wohnen. Es ist super cool hier und ich lebe wie Gott in Frankreich! An dieser Stelle schonmal vielen Dank für das sehr grosszügige Angebot und die überwältigende Gastfreundschaft!
    Gestern sind wir dann nach San Jose gefahren und haben uns ein Museum angeschaut. Danach gabs ein Bier und super leckere Spare Ribs.
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  • Day19

    Oakland - Gegenüber San Francisco

    September 4 in the United States

    Heute stand ganz früh die WoMo-Abgabe auf dem Programm.
    Sind recht früh aufgestanden, da bei der WoMo-Abgabe heute ca. 200 WoMos erwartet wurden, was hieß: spät kommen, viel warten.
    Sind dann bereits vor Mittag hier im Hotel eingetroffen. Von hier steht jetzt 2 Tage San Francisco an.
    Janni & Fabi haben gleich mal den Hotelpool getestetRead more

  • Day21

    Bodega Bay

    July 22, 2017 in the United States

    Day 20: I woke up at around 2am. because a phone bell was ringing all the time. So I decided to get closer to the hiking trail to continuing sleeping.
    I drove over an hour and saw tons of wildlife walking on the street. Suddenly the road turned to a gravel road that I didn't wanna drive on while darkness.
    So I returned to the next town, parked beside the road and slept 'til around 8am.
    After I got up I went to Bolinas. There I hiked to the Alamere Fall which turns directly into the ocean. In additional I walked beside Bass Lake, the Pelican Lake and the Bolinas Beach. Nice spots for taking photos!
    When I was at my car again I got to Oakland and ate a spanisch dinner at El Paisa Taco Truck.
    After all I recognized that I definitely need a effective night. Because off that and because it's almost half time I treat myself a pleasant night and was searching for a payable hostel, motel or hotel. Not that easy because all are sold out!
    I found the last free room of Motel 6 in Fremont and reserved directly.
    Now I'm sitting in a warm room with a coozy queen size bed, an own restroom and cold beer. An evening I needed.

    Alamere Fall ✔
    Bass Lake ✔
    Pelican Lake ✔
    Seeing sea side of Pacific for the first time ✔
    El Paisa Taco Truck ✔
    First Motel ✔
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Alameda County, مقاطعة ألاميدا, Аламида, আলামেডা কাউন্টি, Kantono Alameda, Condado de Alameda, Alameda maakond, Alameda konderria, شهرستان آلامدا، کالیفرنیا, Alamedan piirikunta, Comté dAlameda, Alameda megye, Ալամեդա շրջան, Contea di Alameda, アラメダ郡, 앨러미다 군, Alameda Comitatus, Alamedos apygarda, Alameda, Alameda Kūn, Hrabstwo Alameda, المیدا کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Alameda, Округ Аламида, Аламеда, الامیدا کاؤنٹی، کیلیفورنیا, Quận Alameda, Condado han Alameda, 阿拉米達縣

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