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Sydney Town (historical)

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  • Day14

    Across America

    July 12, 2017 in the United States

    We did it. We travelled over 3,000 miles by train from the East Coast to the West Coast of the USA. Wow. WE DID THAT. Kate and I quite regularly have these little moments where we check ourselves and realise what an amazing adventure we've embarked on so don't ever think we don't appreciate how lucky we both are.

    We were genuinely sad to leave our 'Zephyr' this evening. Our fellow passengers and train crew had become a temporary little community most likely never to meet again.

    It was my turn on the top bunk last night and I have to say it was no where near as comfortable. Needless to say I was a bit tired today and spent more of the day in our roomette snoozing and generally shutting the world out. The scenery was yet again amazing travelling through Nevada and California - the photographs really don't do it justice.

    We are all settled into our San Francisco hostel now and I'm very sleepy. I promise to write a longer post next time. Pictures will have to say more than words tonight.
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  • Day18

    Chads Tag Along Tour Day One

    April 16, 2017 in the United States

    Awesome Day ! We were buggared after near three hours in customs and to our hotel by midnight! But after a solid night sleep we were up and out by 8am checking out the sites and literally sdidnt return to our hotel until 11pm !!!!

    San Francisco is gorgeous. Has such a lovely vibe about it, relaxed, happy and clean !!!

    We visited the fresh food markets, where we discovered honey straws and proper melted hot chocolate !! The Bay Bridge here is amazing although not as recognized as the Golden Gate.

    We Then walked out way along from pier 1 - pier 39 where all the action is. Seals on decks, restaurants etc!

    Being in America we enjoyed our first taste of doughnuts an corn dogs. Chad can't believe everything looks like the movies.

    As only we know how to do :) we then hired a tandem bike and rode our way across the Golden Gate Bridge all the way to Sausalito. And we only nearly died twice .... once when I took my hands off the wheels to video ...... oops 😳 the second time when Chad forgot a red light means stop😬

    The Golden Gate Bridge is spectacular and from the town of Sausalito you can see all the way back over to San Francisco. Was a gorgeous sea side town ... with valet bike parking 👍

    It takes 25 people two years to paint the Golden Gate Bridge and it needs to be painted every two years..... so that's permanent employment for someone!

    Chad prefers riding in Lycra to jeans and my little legs kept up to his 6 foot giant legs !!! Haha

    We found a gorgeous Mexican restaurant for lunch and we had a quiet beer and Soju cocktail .... though I ordered a second one I discovered 1 was enough and left the other for the locals 😳 the food was awesome !!

    We then ferried our way back from Sausalito to San Fran and jumped on a hop on and off bus to work out our plan for the next day!

    Dinner at a sea food restaurant to try San Fran's. Lam chowder ! Avoided o'farell street and the district to always politely decline invitation and. Found our pillows at 11pm.
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  • Day18

    We love San Francisco

    April 16, 2017 in the United States

    Not much to say except we absolutely love San Francisco :) completely different weather today but we've had so many laughs and funny memories made :)

    We tried root beer .... truly tastes like dencorub !

    Chad accidentally called 911 trying to dial out of the hotel room 😳😬🚔 embarrassing!!

    Seen and tasted from the most amazing chocolate shop....

    Tracked half way round the city to find Miss Zoe's picture of the full house houseRead more

  • Day19

    Tag along heads to Yosemite

    April 17, 2017 in the United States

    Checklist

    Up at 5am to chads 4 billion alarm clocks so we don't sleep in 😳
    New jackets purchased yesterday for super cold weather AND Chadwick worked out if you use coffee pods in the coffee machine instead of milk pods you get coffee 👏

    We are ready for the day ahead!

    So we are off this morning pre dawn to head to Yosemite to see some more of the natural beauty of USA... and hopefully chads first time seeing snow.

    Very excited for today
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  • Day1

    Walking along the Embarcadero

    August 13, 2017 in the United States

    This area of San Francisco was destroyed by the earthquake and great fire of 1906. About the only buildings still standing from that time are a couple of ferry terminals, including the main clock tower. Last time we explored this area was in the mid 1980's when they first began to redevelop the area into smart shops and apartments adjacent to the harbour and the financial district.

    Coit Tower, a historic monument dominates Telegraph Hill overlooking the Bay.

    The boxy sculpture I had previously photographed in 1984. Back then it had lots of wide open space around it. I really had to look hard to find it this time because the parks and buildings have grown around it.
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  • Day30

    MeetUp: Product Management by Google

    January 31 in the United States

    Beruflich bisher das Highlight in den US: Der Google Produktmanager Joris van Mens sprach 2h darüber wie Google arbeitet und wie sein Team es geschafft hat, mit einer App um Offline Daten zu übertragen und Speicherplatz zu bereinigen, in 6 Wochen seit dem Launch im Dezember über 10 Mio. Nutzer zu bekommen. Davon über 50% in Indien, was der Fokusmarkt für diese App ist. Veranstaltet wurde dies von der Product School in SF.Read more

  • Day42

    MeetUp: Blockchain

    February 12 in the United States

    Verrückter Abend! Ich habe gedacht, ich gehe zu einem Technologie-Abend, aber Blockchain ist mehr eine Bewegung. Es erinnert an den Freiheitsgedanken der Hippies in den 60/70er. Das minderte aber nicht den Wert des Abends.
    Super spannende Gedanken und Vorträge über den Einfluss des Internets. Oder wie die Digitalisierung und deren Services auf unser Leben, Gesellschaft, Währung und damit unsere Zukunft Einfluss nimmt - insbesondere die BIG-5: Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook und Microsoft.Read more

  • Day30

    Levi's Plaza & Museum

    January 31 in the United States

    Nach dem Coit Tower ging es zum HQ vom Weltmarktführer von Jeans Levi Strauss & Co inkl. eigenem Plaza, Shop und Museum. Der Gründer ist ein deutscher Einwanderer der 1853 hier in SF das Unternehmen gegründet hat. Heute wird hier nicht mehr produziert, sondern nur noch konzipiert.

  • Day37

    MeetUp: Product Management by Salesforce

    February 7 in the United States

    Heute sprach Melissa Yeung über ihre Tätigkeit bei Salesforce. Sie ist seit 4 Jahren Produkt Manager bei Salesforce und betreut Finance-Projekte. Interessante Q&A-Runde. Sie koordiniert für ihre Kunden mehrere Scrum-Teams.

  • Day18

    The Golden Gate Bridge

    April 16, 2017 in the United States

    We have ridden it, bussed it and stared at it from all angles ! It is spectacular !

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