Day 06 – San Francisco

We started the day early in the morning 7AM by heading to Chinatown for Dim Sum. The taste was not that great, and the price was extravagant. A simple 4 person dim-sum turned out to be $40. Avoid this Pearl City Restaurant in San Francisco Chinatown at all cost. It’s a rip-off !! According to Gus, $40 is about the right price. Still, I feel it’s too expensive, but it may well be the standard price over there, what do I know anyway?

From there, we went to Lombard St., that is nothing but a garden up the hill, where you have to exercise your walking skill up the slope.

It’s not very obvious from this picture, but if you notice immediately on the right of my head, you can see the down slope from where we all walked up.

And all the effort walking up was just to see this garden !!

You be the judge if it’s worth the walk up.

Next stop was Palace of Fine Arts, but all I saw was construction structure, so not sure where are the fine arts.

After that, our next stop was none other than the famous Golden Gate bridge, the orange-color bridge that’s more famous than her sister, Bay bridge not far further up.

The view on the other side of the bridge is very nice too.

We then proceed to Napa Valley to taste some wine produced in this area. I tasted white wine, red wine, even pink wine.

Can you spot me? There, the only person more aware of a camera than the person talking in front hehe….

The journey back from Napa valley was an hour, and we dropped by Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 for sightseeing and dinner. I had clam chowder and mini donuts for snack. We then took a cruise around the San Francisco Bay Area, going under and around the Golden Gate bridge, then visit the notorious Alcatraz, where only elite prisoners used to be locked up, and with cold water, wind, and strong current, made it virtually impossible to get out of Alcatraz alive.

The skyline of San Francisco from the cruise ship.

The famous Golden Gate Bridge down under.

In the evening, we went for a city tour, went to Two Peaks, from where you could see the whole night view of San Francisco.

We also spent a bit of time to visit the City Hall of San Francisco.

After dinner back at Chinatown (again), I’m back at hotel.

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2 Responses to Day 06 – San Francisco

  1. Gus says:

    4 persons’ dimsum for $40 .. that’s about right price wise around here 🙂

  2. hendrikch says:

    @Gus: really? I still feel it’s too expensive, considering I can get a full meal for half that price.
    Anyway, just to do justice, I’ll update the post.

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