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... to meet up with Seb and eat my leftover fried rice for lunch. We then had to check in to our new hostel (if you remember from many blog posts ago, accommodation had been hard to find in San Fran) so we lugged our bags all the way through Chinatown and up
one of San Fran’s notoriously random hills to the Amsterdam hostel. Not a bad place, not as big as the Green Tortoise but pretty nice dorms and a sweet common area ...
... to USA it is the 5th of September 1993 so still 20! You can join the army, vote, own a gun but not drink!
After a nice leisurely Mexican meal we headed we went to Myra's house in Daly City to have a rest and a glass of Californian Cabernet Sauvignon - Myra did want to give us some of Sam Neil's Two Paddocks Pinot Noir but we, Simon & Rachel said no it has to be Californian wine. We ...
... trip, via the famously tight and twisty bit of Lombard Street. What I hadn't realised was how steep the walk was from the hotel, especially the third block we had to climb; I began to think that we'd be needing ropes, crampons and carabiners to get up it. We did managed it somehow... just, and it was all down hill from here to the wharf. We thought we had plenty of time to get there but hadn't accounted for all the time lost at every junction waiting for the traffic ...
... Alcatraz (thanks, Hannah!), which was fantastic. We were shown a little bit around the island, and took an eerie audio tour around the old cell house, hospital and surrounding areas. Zoe and I got locked in a solitary confinement cell – it was so dark you couldn’t see your own hand in front of your face – and apparently some inmates spent up to 19 days in there!! We were later told than some poor soul had hung himself in the ...
... the big hill, which was so much better going the other way, till we got to the start of the bridge. I didn't know what time the bike shop closed and it was getting quite cool and I just wanted to get to the other side. There wasn't quite as many people at this time of day, which was a good thing. Off I went with Russ close behind ringing his bell to get people out of our way (remember my bike didn't have ...
Other places to stay in Alameda
1700 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $120
1151 Pacific Marina, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $91
1628 Webster St., Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $152
1925 Webster Street, Alameda | 1 star hotelfrom $91
400 Park Street, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $77
2428 Central Ave., Alameda | Hotelfrom $44
1350 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $131
1260 S. Loop Rd, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $113