Happy 2014 everybody :D First post of the year and I'm gonna start it off with a picture-loaded entry with minimal writing as possible :) As the title suggests, I spent my Christmas Holidays with the family touring the Western part of America. It was a rather short and rushed trip cuz our original tour was for the Eastern side of America but that tour got cancelled :( boohoo* but anyway, over a 10day period, we toured over San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. If only it was longerrr we could've explored those places more in depth! But it was good enough and I genuinely enjoyed every moment of it :) Am so grateful and thankful!!
So let's start: DAY 1 - Singapore & San Francisco
Our first hotel, Marriott Marquis. Really comfortable room and very good location. Shoppings were just around the corner and not to mention, the famous Super Duper Burger fast food-chain was just opposite the hotel. We arrived pretty late in San Fran and were pretty hungry.
Unfortunately, cuz we did arrive so late, shops had all closed for the day so..no shopping :(
Introducing SUPER DUPER BURGER! It was recommended to us to try by a local San Franciscan guy who sat beside us on the plane. He was really helpful and he was right! This place was delicious! It's like grilled burgers but reallly tasty grilled burgers!
Sooooo sinful, but soooo tasty!
Lol! The above picture was when I decided to go all out and have a huge bite of the burger and my sister snapped this shot of me. Pretty ugly but you get to see how big the burger is!
The streets of San Fran was sooo beautiful! Exactly like how I've seen in movies and shows! The steam coming up from the streets due to condensation from the sewers (lol i had to get my brother explain it to me haha! ) It was a wonderful place to walk around and it wasn't even thaaat freezing! Just cooling weather, something like Melbourne's spring. Anyway, it was late and we called it a night after eating. Cuz the next day, we were off to another place, leaving San Fran :( I know, only spent a night there, not even a day!
DAY 2: SAN FRANCISCO & MONTEREY
Got up bright and early and headed to San Fran's Chinatown for dimsum breakfast. lol! I know right? Fly all the way to America and we had dimsum for breakfast. But seriously, it was a good decision cuz the many days after that, we've been having the same western buffet breakfast every single morning! Bacon, eggs, sausages and toast... lol!
On the way to Chinatown, we stopped by at the San Francisco's City Hall just to grab a few pictures.
Me and my siblings :D
I literally didn't take pictures at the dimsum place because it was a very very normal looking chinese restaurant. And the food was so so, had tasted better.. so onwards to our next tourist destination!
The GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE OF SAN FRANCISCO!!
Lol, my sister is very very unskilled at taking photos facing the sunlight...
and also cuz she doesn't have any sunglasses haha!
After a very short stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, we then headed off to the Fisherman's Wharf.
And we heard good reviews about this Clam Chowder place at Boudin..
The Famous CLAM CHOWDER!
My awesome awesome parents. Dad's hair's are all turning white :(
But he is still nevertheless young at heart and as strong as a bull!!
Just around the corner where the docks are, there are many many floating platforms fillleeedddd with SEALS!! And no, they are not bred there, they're actually real life wild seals! And as an avid reader of 9gag, yes I read this almost every single night before I sleep LOL!!, I saw this picture sooo super apt to my last picture haha!
I'm about to die in this hot weather so I'm gonna turn on the airconditioner + my fan and head to bed.
Stay Cool people!!