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North America » United States » California » San Francisco November 7th 2016

Growing up in Indonesia in the early 1990s, my exciting introduction to the United States was mostly defined by American pop culture. I had heard of a place called San Francisco for the first time from Bob Saget’s cheeky Full House - opening with those pretty colorful houses on a hilly landscape by the ocean. Seemed to be a perfect city for me. That was followed by MTV's boy band craze. My fascination with this city was reshaped by 98 Degrees’ ‘Because of You’ video. The boys were definitely pretty, but my interest was definitely the incredible red bridge in the video. At that point, I set my sights on visiting San Francisco. Someday. Fast forward to almost twenty years later: I have visited hundreds of cities on six continents. Now, I have the perfect opportunity ... read more
Cloud over the Golden Gate Bridge
Fort Point and Golden Gate Bridge
Running the Golden Gate Bridge Half Marathon

North America » United States » California » San Francisco October 27th 2016

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North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Mission October 21st 2016

Arrived in San Francisco Friday around 1pm after a great drive up the coast from Paso Robles. Checked into our hotel, we are staying near the Airport as the accommodation in CBD is so expensive it is unbelievable! Homewood Suites by Hilton is a great place to stay, two bedroom two bathroom for around $330 AUD night, really good value when a hotel room in CBD around $500 a night, they have a great happy hour from 5-7pm Mon-Thurs including food, wine and beer thrown into the price of your room, as Aussies we love this! Definitely need a car here though, unless you have plenty of time they do have a shuttle to the airport then you can get the BART (train) to CBD but very easy to navigate around SFO with car unless the ... read more
ELEPHANT SEAL COLONY
ELEPHANT SEAL COLONY
ELEPHANT SEAL COLONY

North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Mission October 5th 2016

Yes. Packed and ready to go. After a full month of nerves around this trip, I'm set. My head is in this. No more fucking around. Hell, I even sprayed my clothes with Premetherin in a perhaps futile attempt to ward off Dengue Fever. No matter; this is the blog where I can hopefully feel free to follow my every bout with flight delays, dysentery, challenges in third world countries, and me developing a hopefully strong and new relationship with an engineering team in Bangladesh. I look forward to a new found joy in encountering people from a so completely different world from me, it breaks me down and brings me back again. Because that's, let's face it, what travel should do. Next post...the departure from San Francisco to Dubai...and then 8 hours later to Dhaka, ... read more

North America » United States » California » San Francisco October 5th 2016

Stod tidligt op efter en nat, hvor jeg havde nogle forfærdelige kramper i mine ben og gik en tur hen til en nærliggende park – Jefferson Park. Solen skinnede fra en skyfri himmel endnu en gang og der var en masse fugle, papegøjer, kolibrier, vandredrosler med mere. Her gik jeg en halvanden times tid. Karen og Kurt var kommet op og vi gav os god tid med morgenmaden og med at få pakket ned og smidt ud af alt det vi ikke skulle have med. Vi skulle først være checket ud kl. 12, så vi gik en tur, de ville gerne se parken, nu var der ikke så mange fugle igen, men kolibrier fes omkring i rasende fart. Vi gik så ned i byen for at få en kop kaffe, men det var lettere sagt end ... read more

North America » United States » California » San Francisco October 4th 2016

I dag sov vi til klokken var næsten otte og morgenmaden måtte vi sidde på værelset og spise, da det småregnede fra morgenstunden. Vi fik pakket rygsækkene og gjort klar til vores sidste egentlige dag i USA. Halv ti var vi på farten, gik ned og tog en bus til Union Square, for at tage med kabelvogn til Fishermans Wharf. Vi stod af bussen et par stoppesteder før Union Square, da trafikken var gået helt i stå og det derfor var hurtigere at gå. Køen til kabelvognen var ikke så lang, så vi stille op og kom med den første der kørte – der var lige kørt én, så vi ventede ca. 20 minutter. Fin tur op og ned af de stejle gader. Solen var nu kommet helt igennem og den har skinnet fra en næsten ... read more
Stær
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

North America » United States » California » San Francisco October 3rd 2016

Klokken er syv, jeg sidder ude på den meget store altan ind mod gårdhaven mens Karen og Kurt kan få deres morgensøvn. Solen er lige stået op, den kan dog ikke skinne herned endnu, bygningerne er for høje, og der er enkelte skyer men jeg må hellere starte med at færdiggør i går: Jeg var ude at gå en lille rundtur i omegnen ved sekstiden i aftes, solen stod lavt på himlen i vest, det var næsten vindstille men alligevel køligt. Der er ikke mange butikker eller spisesteder i denne del af byen, der ligger på den øverste del af en stejl bakke. Jeg kom forbi en meget stor, moderne kirke (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption) og en lille, meget åben park og undervejs så jeg en enkelt Anna’s kolibri sidde på en gren ... read more
Pier 7
Bay Bridge
Costa Luminosa

North America » United States » California » San Francisco October 2nd 2016

Morgenbadet klarede jeg i aftes, jeg skulle alligevel have fødderne vasket; en eftermiddag med bare tæer i sandaler på støvede sand/grusveje sætter sig sine spor. Så mens Karen var ude at løbe og Kurt var i bad gik jeg lidt rundt omkring motellet i strålende solskin. Jeg havde en lille flok agernspætter og to kolibrier, som jeg ville forsøge at tage et par billeder. Det lykkedes også at få et par gode billeder af begge arter. Morgenkaffen bestod af kaffe og en kvart muffin, standarden er ikke høj her på stedet. Det er sidste dag vi pakker bilen, så vi ryttet op i bilen af gamle plastposer, sten vi alligevel ikke ville have med hjem, brochurer og andet, der har hobet sig op gennem de 25 dage vi har haft Kia’en. Mens vi gik og ordnede ... read more
Anna's kolibri
Anna's kolibri
Wallmart

North America » United States » California » San Francisco September 28th 2016

Today was the first of two days we have to explore San Francisco on our own. We decided to take the campsite shuttle bus in for $12 per person return, which had to be booked by 9am for a 9.30 departure. The bus only seated 24 people and was full, but there are two more shuttle times 10.30 and 12.00. You a!so have to book your return time so we chose 6pm the earliest there was. It took over half an hour to get in to the city as it was very busy. We were dropped off in the China town area, because the family running this campsite are Chinese and across the road from the drop off point they have a gift shop and bureau where you can buy different transport tickets. We decided to ... read more
clam chowder in a sour dough bowl
Lombard Street

North America » United States » California » San Francisco September 27th 2016

Today it was only a relatively short journey of 48 miles to San Francisco, so, as discussed at our meeting last night, we decided to take the scenic route and pick up Highway 1 and meander down the coast road. We were first to leave the site as we wanted to pick up yet more petrol and also some groceries, as we hadn't been shopping since leaving Las Vegas over a week ago. We had checked for the nearest Walmart on the internet so after picking up the fuel we headed there. Although it was a very large shop the food depart ent was quite poor, so we were only able to replenish a few items. Potatoes individually wrapped in plastic were a novelty to us. We then headed out to Highway 1 and started working ... read more
Red Rock at entrance to beach- no photos taken of beach!




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