The Travelling Turnbulls travel blog











We arrived in San Francisco in style by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. After checking into our 5 star hotel we decided to explore the city. Started in Union Square, then headed to Chinatown for dim sum. That was really fun, crazy Chinese women basically shoving different plates at us all at the same time! Then we headed to Lombard Street, famous for being very crooked, before walking through North Point (Little Italy) and ending up in Fisherman’s Wharf. It was fleet week so we saw a lot of the Navy and Naval ships. We got the old school cable car back which was very exciting, bobbing up and down the steep streets, all with Michael Jackson as our driver. We went back to Chinatown for a very tasty tea of sesame chicken and special noodles in a very busy little restaurant, then headed to a dive bar and got on the razzle.

Feeling a bit rough, we walked it off by heading down to Little Italy for food; the mammoth deli sarnie sorted us right out. The afternoon was filled by a excellent trip to Alcatraz, highlight being the audio tour of the cell blocks, complete with firsthand accounts of life in the prison from former inmates and guards. The ferry trip to and from the island gave brilliant views of the San Francisco. Cheers Lurky and Kath for the recommendation. We then had a lovely seafood tea at Nicks Lighthouse restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf, sampling the local chowder as well.

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