Alcatraz & Golden Gate Bridge

Without a doubt the highlight of our time in San Francisco was our boat trip around San Francisco bay, under Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz! Being naive travellers we arrived in San Francisco not having booked a place on the Alcatraz Tours. We went to tourist information to book our ticket to be told […]

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Pier 39!

Before I even get started on Pier 39 I want to say how utterly amazing the Sea Lions are! I’ve never seen so many Sea lions up-close and in the wild and it was definitely a magical moment during our time in San Francisco – Pier 39 on the other hand! Don’t get me wrong, […]

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The Streets of San Fran…

One of the awesome features of San Francisco is it’s utterly mystifying topography. Every street seems to have at least one steep road heading up and another heading down – some streets seem to be an endless wave of ups and downs leaving cars, pedestrians and houses no choice but to adopt a slant to […]

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San Francisco: Chinatown

Another of San Francisco’s quirky districts is Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown in North America with the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Chinatown is an eclectic mix of the authentic and the outrageous! San Francisco’s Chinatown is made up of 2 main streets, Grant and Stockton – 1 is littered with tourist shops and over-the-top […]

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Castro

I love it when we visit a city that has a proper gay community and a proper gay district. Too often the “gays” are shoved down the dodgy end of town, out-of-sight and out-of-mind but in Castro that’s definitely not the case! The first thing that greets you when you hop off the F-line streetcar […]

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San Francisco

San Francisco, or as I like to call it the city of two halves! San Francisco was always going to be a difficult city on our round-the-world trip – it’s one of those cities we’ve all heard of and have pre-conceived ideas about. Add to that the fact that when telling friends and colleagues about […]

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101: Pacific Highway (Day 3)

Another comfortable night sleep and another early start as we hit the road and headed to our final night at Willits KOA, California. Our third day took us firmly across the state line from Oregon to California – something that was immediately noticeable as the landscape changed from hilly coastline to inland farms, towns and […]

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101: Pacific Highway (Day 2)

After a comfortable nights sleep at Carl G. Washburne we hit the road and continued winding our way towards San Francisco this time stopping on route at Crescent City KOA campground for the night. On our way to Crescent City we stopped at an amazing beach surrounded by sand dunes and went for a walk. […]

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