Trip de Americae: Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

I had a little trouble during the final part of my trip in the states. I guess sometimes, your plans doesn’t always goes accordingly. I have to say that I am already very glad that so far, everything have been rather peaceful up to this moment. If anyone still remember the crazy California wildfire that just went crazy and rip throughout the whole state. Yup, I was caught right in the middle of it! One of them was even super close to UCLA, and burn down houses in Bel Air. In fact after San Francisco, I was suppose to do a 2d1n drive down to Napa Valley, then make my way to Los Angeles, although after seeing footage of the Wildfire, I decided that taking a place might be much better. Thankfully I managed to cancel my car rental and hotels at no extra cost, since they understand my plight! I book a last min flight and flew Virgin America down to LAX. I will not review the flight again since it is rather similar to my previous one. Los Angeles is a huge city, with many district, in fact, no one really have a good suggestion on where to stay in LA. I decided on downtown since I could get to all the district in LA like Hollywood, Santa Monica easily. I found quite a good deal on Millenium Biltmore Los Angeles and decide to stay there.

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Trip de Americae: San Francisco

Frisco, I am finally in the good old San Francisco! So happy to be here after hearing so much and seeing so much of it in movies and shows. It is my second last stop and my 4th stop in the United States! I have long heard about the culture here in the golden city as well as the strong chinese community. Furthermore I would really like to see the world most technological city given that the SF is a huge place for tech start up. On the sad side San Francisco have also turn out to be the most expensive place in the United States, even more than New York City! Besides being a tech city as well as a cosmopolitan, boosting high level of standard of living and quality of life, SF also brings a touch of the old school charm with its history dating back from the 1700s. The weather is SF is also neither too cold or warm, which makes it so nice to visit at any time of the day! Check out my stay here in San Fran!

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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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