Archive for 'San Francisco'

Stunning Vistas: viewing San Francisco through a lens

Posted on 29. Jul, 2013 by .

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While a good photographer can take an amazing photo in almost any location, sometimes the location can make finding the right shot almost easy. San Francisco is one of those places. On almost any street corner in the city there is a vantage or feel that the photographer can capture forever. We love how photogenic […]

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Have we been here before? San Francisco vs Lisbon

Posted on 28. Sep, 2011 by .

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Both cities are built on seven hills. They both have street cars…but the more we explored Lisbon, we uncovered just how connected these 2 (unintentional) twin cities really are! Read on to find out what else San Francisco has in common with Lisbon.

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Views from above: San Francisco

Posted on 04. Aug, 2010 by .

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Being built on various hills, San Francisco has a number of viewpoints for magnificent vistas of the city and the bay. Here are our Top 5 views:

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San Francisco’s largest Don’t Miss attraction – Golden Gate Park

Posted on 01. Aug, 2010 by .

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Though its name sounds otherwise, it is not located by the Golden Gate Bridge (although you’ll find two huge parks there too: the Golden Gate Park stretches for 47 blocks from Stanyan Street to the Pacific Ocean – it’s more than 3 miles long and half a mile wide, which makes it even bigger than New York’s Central Park and its 4.12 km2 (1.589 sq mi) makes it one of the largest urban parks on the planet. You can easily spend an entire day just exploring the broad parkways and the variety of activities the park offers.

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San Francisco on a shoestring

Posted on 30. Jul, 2010 by .

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San Francisco was one of our favourite cities during the American leg of our travels. The city is filled with life; it could take a lifetime to discover all of its secrets. It could also take a big budget if you’re not careful. However, with a bit of planning, exploring the streets of San Fran doesn’t need to eat through your budget. Here are the Globetrottergirls’ tips on getting the most out of San Francisco on a shoestring budget.

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Hotel Tip of the Week: Hotel Diva | San Francisco

Posted on 27. Jul, 2010 by .

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During the California leg of our round-the-world tour we had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Diva in San Francisco for two nights in May. Though Diva doesn’t fall into the average backpacker’s budget, it most definitely falls into any Globetrotting Girl’s budget in need of a some spectacular relaxation in a sexy hotel in the heart of San Francisco!

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Street Art in San Francisco

Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 by .

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. . The Globetrottergirls are huge fans of street and urban art. We love its raw grit, city themes, fleeting nature and the sport of spotting new works by street art all-stars.

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Polaroid of the Week – Chinatown, San Francisco

Posted on 03. Jun, 2010 by .

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San Francisco’s Chinatown is one the biggest outside of Asia. The Sing Chong Building (in the picture) was one of the first buildings that was rebuilt after the big earthquake in 1906.

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Polaroid of the Week – Sunset in San Francisco

Posted on 27. May, 2010 by .

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Sunset in San Francisco

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Take a ride on a cable car – San Francisco

Posted on 25. May, 2010 by .

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The fact that the locals don’t use the cable cars is most likely due to the limited network. Only three routes are still in operation, rendering the cable cars experience a tourist experience rather than practical commuter transport.

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