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San Diego & San Francisco

So the superstar was Lionel Ritchie ..... least to say I didn't bother waiting around to see him.

I travelled to San Diego by Greyhound and realised that bus travel here is kind of scary!

San Diego is a beautiful city and I wish I could have stayed there longer than 2 nights but I had a flight booked to San Francisco.

SF is so nice, the poverty is evident, but the sights are unreal. SF houses some of the steepest streets in the World so getting around is quite an effort! So far I have visited Union Square, Coit Tower, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fort Mason, the giant shopping centre (Westfield) and many other parks and squares!

Alcatraz was an interesting place.... I can't say that it was "nice" because it wasn't, but it was eye-opening. The prison is just over a mile away from land so it must have been touture for the convicts to look out of there windows to see the Golden Gate Bridge and the city just out of reach.

The bridge is beautiful - it's a long walk from the city - it took us 5 hours to get there from the city centre, where we are staying. The walk over the bridge was tiring but totally worth it.

Yesterday I went to Yosemite National Park which was absolutely amazing. I met an Australian Pilot, Pete, who is only 24!!! Then Boris the Slovianian who was sooo funny. We hung out together and had a wonderful time. Yosemite Falls had dried up in September which was a shame, but the hike to the Giant Sequoias involved an hour hike in SNOW!!! It was about 5 inches deep in places which people hadn't already walked over. It was such an incredible experience.

Today I am going on another walking tour of the city to see some of the older buildings which weren't destroyed in the great quake. I don't know when I will be able to put more photos on the web as the internet is soooo expensive here. This hostel lets you on the web for free for 15 minutes at a time, which is a big help!

That's all for now!

Posted by jacqui1981 11:38

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glad your finding your way around..are you still on same mobile? cannot believe you will be home soon

by Sheltie

Hi, can't help it but to chuckle at your comments of being stared at in Malaysia in your previous entry. I realised some Malaysians like to stare at western tourists..in fact some of my friends like to look at western tourists and they told me they are very good looking. I am a Malaysian studying in the UK, from Borneo specifically..:-). Hope you will not be put off visiting Malaysia in the future!

by ozaki

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