Round Up

Here’s a bit of a round up of my travels – what I liked, what I didn’t, what worked well, what I’d do differently next time and just other general bits and pieces. London London in late June (early summer) is light.  It’s light at around 3.30/4.00am in the morning until around 10pm at night.  I…

Flying, flying and yep – more flying!

Day 27/28:  San Francisco / Hong Kong Leaving San Fran last night, it occurred to me that I couldn’t think of any redeeming features about the place at all.  It’s not pretty, day or night, its miserable, I didn’t find the people friendly, the homelessness is saddening, the wharf is really touristy – and no…

Counting Down

Day 26:  San Francisco Today I was supposed to do an urban adventure walking out onto the Golden Gate Bridge along the Pacific Coast, visiting San Francisco’s most exclusive neighbourhood and the Sutro Baths.  But guess what – I found out yesterday that I’m the only one booked on this tour.  This is the first place…

Um, ho-hum

Day 25:  San Francisco I was looking forward to getting out of the city on a cycling wine tour through Californian wine country today.  I thought this might make up for yesterdays opinion of San Fran.  After a very bland, boring free breakfast (why can’t I go back to Ace where there’s waffles and granola?),…

Disappointment Leaving, Disappointment Arriving

Day 24:  Seattle / San Francisco I don’t want to leave Seattle.  I wish I had way more time to enjoy this city.  Obviously I knew that the music history of the city would reel me in, but I didn’t expect how pretty it would be and what an awesome vibe the city emanated. There’s still…