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Landed at San Francisco just before 10.50am local time, 05.50 NZ time which meant I'd arrived in USA 20 minutes after leaving home !! – if only that were the case.
The line for passport control was ginormously long & the officer who checked my documents was named Covert (only in America!!) & was due to start a law degree before long. She asked what brought me to the States & when I said I was on the way to Alaska assumed I would be going on a cruise (coz ...
... that was all the tourist that insisted on driving down this street... can you imagine an Asian driver.... say no more.
We had a great plan to catch a cable car back to Union Square, well what an experience apart from the steep roads we had a full car which meant people were hanging off the sides... unfortunately some crazy driver pulled out in front of the cable car which meant our ...
... trend of visiting universities,
Raaj and I spent the rest of the day in Berkeley, visiting the university and
taking in the college town. After some leisurely time in Starbucks trying to listen
to conversations between what looked like professors and watching college kids
studying (and feeling quite old), we walked around the campus and watched the
sunset between college buildings before deciding to head to the cinema to ...
... were totally Vee-friendly... winning!!! It certainly did not disappoint, with that being one of the best meals of our trip. After such a great meal, we certainly were not going to let the rain dampen our spirits, so we went on a bit of a pub crawl, sampling many ales and vinos at some of the Mission's establishments. Liam thought he'd found heaven when we entered a bar where almost all the occupants were female... and then we realised it was a lesbian ...
... 8217;s a bit cool by the time I get to the end, it was
very nice but too hard trying to pick out the corn, not to worry.
Off I go on the bus, sit upstairs
on the open top (bad move), the driver was wonderful and gave a great narration
whilst going to all the different places, the street where the infamous car
chase in Bullit (Steve McQueen) took place.
The towering inferno, high rise, and so much more. The City ...