Winter Holidays – Busan (Day 2)

On my second – and last – full day, after breakfast I went to a cultural village. I had read that you could take the subway and then a bus to this village, or you could walk for maybe 20 to 30 minutes. I figured I would walk. So, arriving at the subway, I headed…

Winter Holidays – Busan (Day 1)

This trip actually occurred last month, whilst I was still on winter break. However, due to various reasons, I have been busy in recent weeks and I am only just getting around to posting about it now. I intend to leave China this summer. As such, I wanted to visit some places I had not…

Winter Holidays – Sacramento (Day 2)

And so it ends! The final full day of the holiday. Wednesday morning, we had breakfast and waited until about 9:30 to leave the hostel. We planned to go to the California Museum, which opened at 10:00. We were a little early but waited for it to open, and then wandered around for an hour…

Winter Holidays – Sacramento (Day 1)

Tuesday was the day we were going to Sacramento. We took the bus about 08:00 to the bus station and waited. We ate our breakfast in the station and eventually took the free bus to Emeryville station. The station had two platforms. To get to the second, you had to cross the first. Our train…

Winter Holidays – San Francisco (Day 7)

Monday morning we looked at the bus route map we had got from the tourist information, and thought we had identified a route to take which would take us along the coastline - route number 49, the so-called 'scenic route'. However, just before we left the motel, we realised that it was in fact just…

Winter Holidays – San Francisco (Day 6)

After breakfast on Sunday morning, we took the bus into the city centre and went on a free walking tour. This began at 10:00, and we arrived just as it was beginning. The guide was quite flamboyant but very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about the city’s history. Following the walk, we went to…