The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, 23 August 2012

A quickie from California

This is only a short update, as we have been pretty busy since my last post. On Saturday, we said goodbye to a rainy New York, and hello to a sunny San Diego! We spent a glorious three days there, then came to foggy and chilly San Francisco yesterday afternoon. We have seen a lot and, as is our style of travelling, eaten plenty of delicious food. Today we rented bicycles, and we cycled from downtown SF to the Golden Gate Bridge via the beautiful scenic coastal route. We rode across the bridge into Sausalito where it was bright and sunny in contrast to the foggy San Fran, and then caught a ferry back to San Fran. It took us half the day, but I finally realised my goal of seeing the Golden Gate Bridge ever since I first learnt about it in school almost 20 years ago. I never would have thought that I would be biking across it!

The red Golden Gate Bridge, the top enshrouded in fog. It was very windy! (Click image to view larger version):

We have cycled in all three cities of our US trip, which has satisfied my craving for a decent bike ride. I hadn't used a bicycle for almost two years since we moved to HK, where biking is a very impractical and unsafe mode of transport. I really miss being able to get around on a bicycle. Anyway, we are in San Francisco for only a short while, and in less than two days time, we're back to Hong Kong. Stay tuned for lots more!


  1. wow, sounds like you and your family are having a brilliant time! Cant wait to hear more!

  2. Thanks Hannah! We had a great time, but it's good to be home and not living out of a suitcase!