Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (IV)

This is the part we say goodbye to an awesome biking expedition: from stopping at various landmarks at San Francisco bay, to biking till the foot of the bridge, and then across the bridge, to exploring the city of Sausalito, I had so much fun that I forgot to feel tired. From the pier at Sausalito,Continue reading “Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (IV)”

Sausalito – Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (III)

Took a snapshot at this lovely residential estate cum diner by the bay! Loving how the baby blues of the house were in perfect pastel harmony with the cloud-streaked blues of the skies and crystal clear turquoise of the sea. We were finally in Sausalito, after biking from the pier, then across the Golden Gate Bridge!Continue reading “Sausalito – Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (III)”

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (II)

Part 1 saw us through the journey from Pier 39, and in Part Deux we finally peddled past the threshold and across 1.7 miles of galvanized steel! We did it – was my first thought, taking the first step onto the gate. The 2 of us only just saw the gate from the start-point milesContinue reading “Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (II)”

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (I)

In life sometimes it pays to be a little wild and adventurous. On check-out day, we took an early tram to Fishermen’s Wharf @ Pier 39, rented a pair of bikes and helmets, then peddled for a good half-day from San Francisco to Sausalito via the Golden Gate! This is where Part 1 begins, fromContinue reading “Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (I)”

Lori’s Diner, San Francisco

Breakfast at Lori’s Diner on Mason Street, a ’50s-style rock’n’roll American bistro. For the all-American oldies experience, this is the place to be! Love their classic red booths, checkered tiles and memorabilia of Coca-Cola, Elvis Presley and various cars of the era. All of Lori’s Diners are open 24 hours daily; the Lori’s on PowellContinue reading “Lori’s Diner, San Francisco”

President’s Day at Pier 39, San Francisco

Day after we touched down on San Francisco was the United States’ President’s Day on February 17th. We took a tram from Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel to Pier 39 aka Fishermen’s Wharf, which was mad crowded. That island on the other side in the picture below, by the way, is Alcatraz! We were just in time to catch Tulipmania! PIER 39Continue reading “President’s Day at Pier 39, San Francisco”

Sea Lion Center, Fishermen’s Wharf

At Fishermen’s Wharf on a crowded National Holiday afternoon, we braved the smell of bumming sea lions and watched them laze around the harbour decks as they tanned their already brown skins and accumulated fats on their flabby bodies. You know what the ironic thing is? There were so many of us watching them, itContinue reading “Sea Lion Center, Fishermen’s Wharf”

Maui Wowi a taste of Hawaii

Taking a break while exploring Pier 39, we ended up at this small coffee-house along the lower deck. It strong Holiday-in-Hawaii influence makes people very, very happy. The entire store is operated by a single person who does the orders, the cashier, and mixes the drinks. The wait was entirely worth it though! Ordered theContinue reading “Maui Wowi a taste of Hawaii”

For the Love of Music

Inspired by LP Cover Lover, an amazing site containing the world’s greatest collection of record album covers from the golden age of LPs, I checked out Amoeba Music on my recent trip to San Francisco. Occupying a 24,000 square foot former bowling alley on the eccentric Haight-Ashbury district, Amoeba Music is the world’s largest independentContinue reading “For the Love of Music”

Travel-diary: Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco

Welcome to Hippie-Land!