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Roadtrip USA: San Francisco

...where hippies still live the dream

In San Francisco we had an Airbnb Apartment booked for one week. It’s an one bedroom just 15 minutes from Downtown. It has a huge patio, a great modern kitchen, a washer & dryer, a small but modern bathroom and parking right below the house. Everything was fresh and clean except for some pizza slices in the oven… A huge Target market and a Trader Joe’s are just 5 minutes walking distance and plenty of restaurants are withing 15 minutes walking. Uber is available in 2-3 minutes all day & night. There is an emergency room entrance across the street, but we didn’t hear any sirens yet.

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Living Room

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Living Room

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Dining Table

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Dining Table

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Washing

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Washing

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Kitchen

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Kitchen

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Bedroom

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Bedroom

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Bathroom

36 Terra Vista Avenue Airbnb Bathroom

View from our patio

View from our patio

View from our patio

View from our patio

After a boozy first evening, we only did some walking around Union Square. We tried to use the glass elevator at the Westin St. Francis hotel up to the 31th floor. Unfortunately you need a card and we couldn’t snitch in, as the security guard already became suspicious. Next time we try looking more confident.

Poverty all over the city .. kind of depressing

Poverty all over the city .. kind of depressing

People lining up for a $7 Cable Car ride

People lining up for a $7 Cable Car ride

Cable Car

The Cheesecake Factory elevator

The Cheesecake Factory elevator

Union Square from above Macy's

Union Square from above Macy’s

Dome on top of Westfield Center Market Street

Dome on top of Westfield Center Market Street

The next day we went for a walk through Golden Gate Park. We saw hippies smoking weed and met some lovely ladies playing a lawn bowling championship. One of them explained it to us, until we were asked to be quite… it’s a really calm game.

Hippies in Golden Gate Park

Hippies in Golden Gate Park

Lawn Bowling Championship in Golden Gate Park

Lawn Bowling Championship in Golden Gate Park

Lawn Bowling Championship in Golden Gate Park

Lawn Bowling Championship in Golden Gate Park

San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club

San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club

Dirty San Francisco Beach

Dirty San Francisco Beach

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Streets

San Francisco Streets

The location of San Francisco and the weather is just gorgeous. The city itself is crowded, dirty, difficult to get around and full of homeless people and weed smoking hippies.