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…

Winter Holidays – San Francisco (Day 5)

Day five – Saturday morning – and firstly we went downtown to purchase train tickets to Sacramento. We were going there the following Tuesday. We expected it to be quite complicated but in fact it was simple. The train does not leave San Francisco directly. Rather you can take a bus from the bus station…

Winter Holidays – San Francisco (Day 4)

Day four – Friday morning – and our bus passes worked, which was a huge benefit because it meant we did not have to keep trying to find change. The weather was a little wet, so after breakfast, we decided to visit Golden Gate Park (which is not connected to the bridge at all) and…