Monday, May 28, 2012

California Dreamin': Day 3 -- The Golden Gate.

Happy 75th, Golden Gate Bridge.
Where: Chinatown --> Telegraph Hill --> Russian Hill --> Lombard Street --> Marina District --> Fisherman's Wharf --> Fort Mason --> Golden Gate Bridge.
How: On foot. With a tripod, 3 lenses and a flash in my bag.
Drunk people seen: Over 10.
Utterly random thoughts of the day: People do the funniest things when they are drunk.

Started off the day swapping hostels and came to this super cozy of a place called the Pacific Tradewinds Backpacker's Hostel -- it's rather small inside but everyone is pretty friendly and their beds and linens are amazing by hostel standards.

Started off the day visiting Chinatown and yumcha-ed at one of the Chinese restaurants. The average age at restaurant: 85. The food was nice though, I stuffed myself with 4 dishes and the bill came up to $11.

Me with Brad and Brittany. Fun times.
Spent most of the day trekking the hills of San Francisco... Note to self: Never bring a bunch of lenses and camera equipment that you won't be using for most of the day. It felt like I was building the Egyptian Pyramids. The walk up the hill becomes quite daunting after 4 or 5 hours of walking.

May 27 just happened to be the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge, so a massive fireworks celebration was in order. Met up with Brad and Brittany from the hostel again and hung out for the rest of the night.

And it was spectacular.

The night then took a rather interesting turn... Ahem Brad. The "night" went all the way into the morning... And now I have a Giants game to catch.

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