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... which were badly damaged or lost entirely. We also visited the Ferry Terminal, which is like the Grand Central Station of ferry terminals. It was built in the late 1800s and used to be a thoroughfare for 50,000 people every day. The completion of the famous bridges during the thirties reduced the city's reliance on ferries and made traffic in the terminal a bit lighter. It is now home to a beautiful market, both fixed and farmers. We ended up returning a second ...
... House of Nanking which everyone tells us we have to try and get in relatively quickly (well for this place anyway). For the princely sum of $39-95, we have a pretty impressive Chinese meal and a bottle of wine. The service is exactly as described- quick but not overly friendly!
After a very long day we manage to find a bus stop that will get us back to the accommodation. As an added bonus, we get the most entertaining bus driver; for ...
With our stay in Portland complete, it was time to make our way to San Francisco, the city that will we call home for 5 weeks and the place that Amanda would become a yoga teacher! Yoga teacher you say, yep! Throughout our trip, Amanda sought out and became involved in yoga in each and every country we visited. From Mexico to Nicaragua, from Costa Rica to Panama, from Belize to Guatemala - yep all of them! So part way through our trip, Amanda decided that she wanted ...
... us (Kiwi), so that was really nice, but the rest of the crew seemed to be really random - a real hotchpotch, as Ron put it. Sadly, the meals didn't live up to the quality of Lufthansa.
I had intended to sort some photos, but had a sleep instead - no drugs!
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Tippping drove us mad - we were never sure just who to tip. Restaurants usually put three "suggestions" at the end of the bill, but it was up ...
... We then headed to the botanical garden, which was amazing as there were quite a lot of exhibits. The Australian garden was at the front and it was a bit of a disappointment. I have spent a lot of time and energy researching and planting a really beautiful native garden and I did a much better job! The exhibit was very scraggly and bushy, with an uninteresting selection of plants. The rest was gorgeous though! We were walking back to the ...