Trip de Americae: Alcatraz Island

You can’t go San Francisco without visiting the Alcatraz! It’s undoubtedly one of the most famous icon in San Francisco! Sitting on its Bay, it also look like a rock from the mainland! Which is why there’s another name for the Alcatraz, The Rock! The name also for the movie which was set in the Alcatraz! The Alcatraz used to be one of the most infamous prison in United States history! The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary or United States Penitentiary was a maximum high security federal prison that house some of the most dangerous criminals in the country! The fact that it’s located off the mainland shows how difficult it is to escape from this prison! However due to high cost and maintenance it was shut down! In the recently history they have turn it to be one of the tourist attraction in the world! I would believe that it’s the only prison in the world that you can go visit for fun! And as a tourist attractions! Follow me in doing a review of the prison! Seeing The World In Steps!

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Trip de Americae: Taylor Street Coffeeshop

Classic American Breakfast! Or a lazy brunch! There’s is simply nothing better to do that waking up late in the morning. Dragging your feet out of the house, heading to a nice cafe and grabbing a hearty meal! Comfy at the max as time pass by! Brunch, a clever word where it combines both breakfast and lunch! Breakfast and brunch is a thing here in San Francisco or in fact the culture in the states. One of the recommended one is definitely Taylor Street Coffeeshop which is famous for their bacons. It’s small and nice,  very boutique style! In fact there are no more than 20 seats in the cafefrom what I can see!

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Trip de Americae: Parc 55 Hilton San Francisco

Upon arrival in SFO, the main airport in San Francisco Bay Area, we took the transfer to the rail and then head towards the city using the BART! The BART is like the mrt or metro that we have in other countries! It serve most of the Bay area! Usually the most important stations in San Francisco downtown area are from Civic Centre to Embarcadero! The ride from SFO takes about 20-30 mins and cost about 10 bucks! After all San Francisco is an expensive place! Parc 55 location is perfect, steps from Powell St Station and right in the heart of the city! Union Square and the major shopping district are just steps away as well as many eateries! You really can’t get any better than this!

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Trip de Americae: Virgin America VA1510 A319 SEA – SFO Main Cabin

After a relaxing time in Seattle! It’s time for my to head to San Francisco for the next leg of my trip, my second last city before heading back to Singapore! Doing a little count, this is actually my 8 flight during this trip! Life of a wanderluster huh! I’m pretty excited this time round, since it’s going to be my first flight on Virgin America! I have always heard about how fun and quirky the flight and cabin crews are with the mood lighting and stuff! Furthermore, I’m looking forward to do a comparison with Delta, since both these airline are known to be the best in the states! Even the boarding pass are so cute!

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Trip de Americae: Sea-Tac Alaska Airlines Boardroom 

The train ride was quick and in no time I am in SeaTac, Seattle Airport. What a cute name for the airport. Seattle Tacoma Airport have one of the most cost friendly public transport to the city, since a ride on the light rail is only 3 USD. I quickly got my boarding pass printed and drop off my bags at the Virgin America check in desk. While there is not much of a wait to drop off bags, there was a huge congestion at the security. It was crazy. I have no idea what is going on and this is the worse queue that I have seen in an America airport. I was caught by surprised, seeing that this isn’t NYC or Vegas, neither is it the holidays.

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Trip de Americae: Seattle

My stay in Seattle was quaint and relaxing, just like how it should be in Seattle anyway. The perfect city seeing that it is the middle of my trip in the states. It sort of act like a mid rest stop before continuing on travelling to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Actually by this time, I have already been away from Singapore for more than 2 months. Heading out every single day for the past 2 months is actually pretty tiring! As much as travelling is fun, you sometimes need to take the foot off the pedal. Seattle is located in the state of Washington. This Puget Sound city, Seattle is known for being tranquil with a high quality of life and standard of living. Compared to other huge cities, it is less touristy, quiet and peaceful. Such a perfect place for retirement. Some might be a little less forgiving with the gloomy and rainy weather that happens way too often here! For me, I love the chill, furthermore being a little fanboy of Grey’s Anatomy, I am so happy to finally being in Seattle and seeing the space needle!

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Trip de Americae: Jack’s Fish Spot

Jack’s Fish Spot is one of the hidden gems in Seattle, more specifically in Pike Place Market! I had the best seafood here while in Seattle which is why I would like to share this little hidden spot with you guys! Pike Place Market is the main tourist attractions here and it’s also the main go to place for seafood! To the extent that you can even get the renowned Salmon and shipped it anywhere in continental US. Being in the heart of clear and calm Puget Sound, you definitely have to try the produce from the region!

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