Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... to keep warm and dry out on the island. On the ferry ride out Suhayl Tiatia provided some onboard entertainment for the others on the ferry, for which he received a round of applause from those around him. When you step onto the island you are meet with the imposing structure that is the prison building. It is then a walk up a very steep hill to reach the cell block, the equivalent of walking to the top of a 13th-floor ...
... next thing I want to do is see it. I already know from the other morning that trying to get a look at the weather from my little window in the middle of the building is a pointless exercise so it stands to reason that the next best thing is to go downstairs and observe it on street level. The place is called Pacific Heights for a reason, and the hotel was (much to my dismay on arrival) pretty much right at the top of a hill. Of course it means well for the hotel and ...
... underground brothel’s, gambling parlours, and of course the poor sailors who seem to be easy prey for desperate sea captains. This is one of my favourite historical discoveries of the trip so far, and the birth of one of my favourite words. Apparently, sailors in early San Francisco would often find themselves being “Shanghaied”, an interesting yet horrible process of forcing sailor to serve on vessels for up to two years. A ...
... we decided to just take the normal ferry across the bay to the little town of Tiburon. Given the beautiful weather it was a lovely trip on the ferry watching all the sail boats out on the bay, the gorgeous skyline of the city and the stark beauty of Alcatraz and Angels Islands, all of which we passed on the way to Tiburon. On arrival we found a charming little town with little shops, wine bars and a few restuarants as well as ...
... beneath Union Square, and I knew I had to take a right to get in, so I hung out in the bus lane. At Union Square, I ended up in the crosswalk after getting confused about the garage, and I found myself staring at hundreds of pedestrians as they walked in front of and behind (and over, I think) the car. Awkward, to say the least.
Once parked, we made our way up to the Cheesecake Factory on the 8th floor of the ...