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  • Day55

    San Francisco 2/5, USA

    August 9, 2017 in the United States

    Avant-hier nous sommes allés à la tour Coit. Pour y arriver nous avons dû monter et descendre les rues de San-Francisco. En haut de la tour nous avions une vue d'ensemble sur toute la ville. Nous sommes redescendus en bas et nous sommes allés manger sur le Pear 39 une délicieuse soupe de palourde. On a vu plein de phoques.

    Nous sommes allés voir la rue la plus pentue du monde: la rue Lombard. Cette rue est tellement en pente que les voitures doivent descendre en zigzagant.

    Olivier
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  • Day1

    San Francisco

    October 19, 2016 in the United States

    Dormimos mal caimos na cama. O hostel é razoavel, tendo em conta que é um hostel e a hotelaria norte americana. Pagamos 260 dollars por um quarto privado com wc no centro de Union Square. Nao me parece mal de todo.
    Acordamos cedo e fomos p cozinha fazer panquecas. Devo dizer que as nossas eram as melhores, ao ponto de sermos elogiadas pelos nossos colegas de "casa".
    Saimos e fomos direitas a Union Square. Nem 5 minutos la tivemos porque nao era nada mais nada menos que uma praça com obras! Fomos para China Town. Devo dizer que de todas pelas quais ja passei esta sem duvida é a mais gira. Varias ruelas, templos, pessoas a rezar em espacos minusculos,casinos improvizados, cheiros variados, restaurantes de fazer crescer agua na boca. Subimos ao ultimos andar do nr 125 de Waverly Place. Chegamos ao Tin How Tample. Nao ha registos fotograficos porque foi proibido mas vale a pena a experiencia. Dai andamos por rua acima e ruas abaixo e fomos subir a Coit Tower. Pagamos 8 dollars e sinceramente nao me surpreendeu. Fomos almocar aFisherman's Wharf. Onde comi uma Clam Chowder que me deixou cheia para o dia todo. Vagueamos por Fisherman's Wharf e pelo Pier 39. Vale muito a pena. Lombard's Street é muito engracado de se ver. É talvez a rua mais curvada do mundo. Nao se pode andar pela estrada mas nós, claro que fomos pela estrada✌🏻️✌🏻️Fizemos a Hide Powel de cable car. Tivemos algum tempo á espera, mas valeu a pena. O cable car ia cheio mas ainda deu p tirar umas fotos giras e fazer uns videos engracados. Houve uma senhora Canadiana que me ajudou a vestir o casaco porque estava frio. Achei super simpatico, quase maternal a preocupacao!Read more

  • Day18

    Seattle and San Francisco

    April 21, 2016 in the United States

    Hello it's Aiden, my turn again☺. This is a tale of two halves about two places with their own beauty...

    We began with flying to Seattle from JFK - a new place for both of us, boy oh boy what a beautiful sight! It is basically a large city with a tiny financial (high rise) district on a beautifully forested peninsula, surrounded by the snow capped peaks of the Olympic National Park and Mount Baker. The whole city is green with trees, the taxis are all hybrid and public buses are hybrid or 100% electric... Welcome to heaven. It's a place waiting for everybody else to catch up. We stayed in Fremont at the Hotel Hotel Hostel - pretty standard as hostels go, clean and a nice small kitchen, cartoons on a large TV is always a plus in my book! The West coast is the complete opposite to the east coast. Here it is impossible to eat unhealthy, everything is organic, gluten free and it's hard not to feel the need to jog with everyone else along the river bank... We resisted. Whereas in New York the only affordable food is fast food, so if you are poor or travelling on a budget you are priced out of looking after your body... I can be deep sometimes....
    Fremont is a bustling student area with art studios, marijuana bars, restaurants, ice cream parlours (of which sarah had her first dairy free flavour), book shops and a great Sunday market. It was also here that we got our first warmth of the holiday, 31 degrees on our last day woooop. On the first day we took a long trek to the Space Needle where we read our books and tried our best not to look touristy...... I don't think we pulled it off. We also passed the original Starbucks and headed to the famous Pike Place fish market. Here there were countless florists, ornament sellers and fish mongers ( as well as a stall where they threw their fish to each other while chanting every time someone placed an order). We even bought a cheeky pound of squid for dinner, yum-yum. The next day we spent the day walking along Lake Union, gorgeous views and gorgeous company. If I win the lottery, a flat here is definitely on the wish list.

    22 HOURS LATER we arrived in San Francisco, city by the bay. Whilst I have visited before I was excited to share this place with Sarah. Somehow we managed to carry our rucksacks to the Amsterdam Hostel halfway up one of the city's famous ludicrously steep climbs. Due to the city's expensive accommodation we only have 2 days to take it all in... With no rest for the wicked we dropped our bags off at the hostel and headed for Fisherman's Wharf. We trekked up and down, up and down through China town and arrived at Pier 39, a place famous for its resident colony of sea lions. Despite this, sarah was more than happy with the 2 sea lions she spotted before I pointed out the other 200 about 100 yards behind them... Easily pleased! From here we had a nice view of the golden gate bridge and the old prison on Alcatraz which has held prisoners such as AL Capone as well as starring in countless movies. We walked back after finding a Safeway for a food shop and a lovely place to eat bucket loads of sushi, and collapsed on the bed. After regaining consciousness we went out for our first date night of the holiday and visited a cocktail bar on Union Square. Sarah looked lovely in a black dress holding a 'sex on the beach' cocktail in hand. My look of shorts and the same T-shirt as the previous 4 days with a pint of Blue Moon was not quite as impressive. It was a bright and breezy start the next morning as that's right folks... She finally said yes........ You parents will be very proud....... Sarah agreed to go on a tandem bike with me. One helmet adjustment (and a 200 dollar deposit later) we were cruising along the boardwalk and across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Sausalito. We looked awesome, swerving between poor pedestrians, Sarah preying I would slow down, me wishing she would pedal. A genuine memory for life. Having come back, we rehydrated and had a dinner of... you guessed it, chicken noodles. We are now chilling with new acquaintances Sarah and Frank, looking forward to Monterrey tomorrow ☺
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  • Day30

    Day 29 - San Francisco Day 1

    June 13, 2017 in the United States

    The hotel we are staying at is very quaint it has a British eclectic theme.

    After a lovely breakfast of scambled eggs and fresh fruit we headed to Alcatraz. Just as well we had pre booked as next available tour was 10 July. Apparently numbers are restricted daily in order to try and preserve the island and buildings which are crumbling.

    There was a lot of history here that we did not know. First built with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fort to protect San Francisco Bay from invasion and as a military prison in the mid 1800s.

    It was a federal prison from 1934 to 1963 and housed some very famous and dangerous criminals including Al Capone and the Birdman.

    There were 14 break out attempts but all foiled
    except 1 in which 3 inmates broke out and swam across the bay. They were presumed drowned but their bodies were never found.

    The audio tour was amazing and just the feel of the place creepy. Cells were 5ft by 9ft and prisoners were locked up for 16hrs a day. They were fed good food because it was hoped by doing this the prisoners would not be thinking of escape.

    Oh well it was a very harsh place it seems but YOU DO THE CRIME YOU PAY THE TIME.

    After Alcatraz closed the Indians took possession in the late 60s as a land rights protest for about 19 months. Then the National Parks took it over and opened Alcatraz as a tourist attraction. It also is a reserve for several species of birds who nest at this time of the year so we saw lots of babies.

    Then Stephen and I went to Pier 39 for a great fisherman's plate (glad we got 1 serve to share between 2 it was a big meal) and a glass or two of lovely wine. We actually sat at lunch talking to another Aussie couple Helen and Jo who only live in Engadine and were heading home tonight.

    Back to our hotel to meet up with Tony and Gail for drinks in the parlor and to investigate Chinatown and Little Italy.
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  • Day31

    Day 30 - San Francisco Day 2

    June 14, 2017 in the United States

    First up caught a tram to Lombard Street known as the "crookedest street in the world". We walked to the top a long steep climb. Obviously a great tourist attraction as it had very beautiful garden beds everywhere. The houses looked like lovely terrace homes but not sure I would want to live in on such a touristy street. Beautiful though.

    Continued walking down to the Marine and walked along the shoreline till we hit Fisherman's Wharf. It was a lovely day so Stephen and I caught a ferry to Sausalito. It was a lovely town set on a hill reminded us of the Amalfi Coast/Capri. Great liitle town with heaps of touristy shops, cafes, ice cream shops and restaurants. Walked around the town, lunch at the bakery (no pies or sausage rolls 🙁), ice creams and then the ferry home. Lots and lots of bikes on the ferry as many people ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and catch the ferry back.

    From the ferry you have great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. On arriving back at Pier 39 we went to look at the sea lions. One very large sea lion gave us a private performance on the wharf. The bark sound Sea Lions make is awful.

    Back for drinks at the hotel then dinner our last dinner in USA at Fisherman's Wharf.
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