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... provided an interesting, colourful and informative narrative by actual Correctional Officers who worked there and inmates, as you follow the Cell House through the building. Despite the considerable demise of the building and surrounding infrastructure, some cells and rooms are still maintained for the tour. You follow the Cell House through B Block (named: Michigan Ave), C-D (pronounced 'Seedy') Block & D Block (Solitary Confinement row). You also wander through the Library, ...
... in London! We then headed to Castro neighbourhood, got a yummy cookie from Hot Cookie, walked to Haight & Ashbury neighbourhood which had alot of character and to Golden Gate Park. Chilled out for a bit before heading back to the hotel. I snuck off for a pedicure (one last holiday treat!) then it was time for the big pack. Amazingly we fit everything in with the exception of an extra small carry on shopping bag!
Our last day on tour - where did the 4 1/2 ...
... I just got myself a vintage bread knife. Was really tempted to buy that teaset though.After lunch, it was the long journey via coastal lines to SF. Can't really understand what the tour guide was explaining on the history of the city cuz he was not speaking good Chinese nor English. We had 2.5 hrs non stop drive. But the bus broke down due to its turbo and was fixed in 15 min. Toilet break and continue for another 2.5 hrs before stopping for dinner and head back to hotel. ...
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We did some shopping - ordering our custom made San Francisco Converse shoes - very cheap too!! We then went straight for dinner at a local Mexican restaurant that was very classy. I had slow cooked rice, muscles, clams, scallops, prawns and octopus. Was delicious!! Can you tell i still love my food and like to try anything.
... also incredibly interesting. The audio tour is a 'must do' as you learn so much that you wouldn't take in just wandering around on your own.
Other San Fran highlights...
- Painted Ladies - Alamo Square - picturesque houses down Steiner St
- Lombard Street - famous windy street
- Cable car - a little bit mental but good fun - this can be taken from Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf and costs $6 one way