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Published: March 6th 2016
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The first thing we noticed as we arrived in San Francisco was this hills. Not natural green, rocky or brown hills but urban built up hills with roads and rows of tall houses clearly built on a slant. The first thing that dawned on us were that we were approaching these hills and therefore would have to drive on them. Hills are generally not a problem for us, but these were really steep and driving... Read Full Entry



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6th March 2016
Many thought this ambitious idea was impossible

What a day!
Up at 3:15, and then packing in so much--yes, you work hard at your travels! Love your photos of the Golden Gate Bridge, your creepy experience on Alcatraz, and finding one of those fabulous SF thrift stores--hope P got some great goodies! When I've gone to SF, I've always had my little manual-shift car, and I'm always terrified (and sometimes roll back down) those incredibly steep streets--much better to walk them. And SF is always cold, windy and foggy.
10th March 2016
Many thought this ambitious idea was impossible

What a day
Ha. It certainly was. Glad you picked up on my enjoyment in the thrift store. Think another worthy trip to the states would be thrift store hopping. Oh how i'd wish I wasn't backpacking lightly with a backpack. You never fail to surprise us, driving SF in a manual car, rolling too 😆. You couldn't pay me to step in a manual car there. Ha, no way.
6th March 2016

Not wow'd by SF
One of our favorite cities. Maybe next time it will hit you differently. Glad you got into Alcatraz. The lines can be long but you were crazy enough to go early. A good story for the future. Eager to read your summary.
10th March 2016

Not wow'd by SF
Always the eager pair, an early morning was not stopping us. Not completely wowed no. I don't know what it was for us, maybe we'd visited too many cities and after travelling the big sur it was quite a adventure to top. We certainly needed to relax by this point and not another city break so I can imagine a few things added to that our overall feelings.
7th March 2016
Many thought this ambitious idea was impossible

Nice to read your story
Nice to read about your visit to SF. It brings back some memories from when we were there two years ago. /Ake
10th March 2016
Many thought this ambitious idea was impossible

Adventures in San Francisco
We are happy to hear it sparked memories from your trip too. So much to see and do there. We hear so many good things about SF but for us maybe tiredness had got the best of us by this point.

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