2017, September, travel

San Francisco

San Francisco, in northern California, is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It’s known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. In the bay sits Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious former prison. I can vouch for the hilly it is up and down like a yo-yo, believe me, I walked 10 miles around the city. I thought LA was bad for driving. La is a doddle compared to San Francisco. Trying to find a parking space is an art form all in itself. The tram system is lovely costs $7.00 per ride or $21.00 per day so not cheap but easier than walking up and down the many hills. I suspect the tourists use it more than the locals at these prices. At the tram turn round, you can see the queue to get on the tram. They run every ten minutes. I’m not sure how to describe San Francisco. It’s not as chic as Chicago, but it’s incredibly entertaining particularly if you’re interested in people watching. I can’t describe the atmosphere or is it the vibe of the place, it’s just so different to what I’ve ever experienced before. I would say if you were coming to California you should definitely add this to your must visit list.





2 thoughts on “San Francisco

  1. Anita Birkett says:

    Hi Phil it would be nice to hear the street sounds etc from your videos rather than the music. Other than that the videos are interesting and give us a flavour of your trip.
    Pleased you are enjoying your trip.


    • Hi Anita. I did put some of the street sounds in this video rather than the background music etc. Problem with most of the driving footage you get a rumbling noise from the road or the air con noise. But I agree I like the background noise to be in the video. Particularly the US radio adverts which are very funny at times 🙂


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