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Things to do and see in Hollywood

When I say Hollywood, I don’t mean Los Angeles. I mean the Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, the Entertainment Capital of the World. Hollywood is made for tourists. It’s heavily-infested with tourists of all types, from all over the world. Hollywood Boulevard is a long street where you can sashay

The Crookedest Street in the World?

Lombard Street in San Francisco, California is hailed as the crookedest street in the world. But, in real life, that title belongs to Vermont Street (on 20 and 22 streets). There are even other streets in the city that are steepier than the famed, touristy street. Having climbed up and

Hopping on the Cable Cars in San Francisco

Hopping on the cable cars in San Francisco is a must thing to do when visiting the city. Yes, I know it’s a very touristy thing to do but, please, if you don’t wanna do it, stay at home–don’t travel. LOL… Save a lot of money by buying a City

The Grandeur of the Palace of Fine Arts

The grandeur of the Palace of Fine Arts would dazzle you with its Greco-Roman architecture. Though the area isn’t that big, a stroll around with someone you love would be romantic. Tip to save money in San Francisco: Buy a CityPass to maximize your time and budget. Just take small

The Kiss That Celebrates The End of World War 2

The kiss that celebrates the end of World War 2 is now a giant statue in San Diego’s waterfront. The iconic black and white photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt in New York City’s Times Square comes to life in a 20-foot bronze sculpture, aptly known as “Unconditional Surrender”. It’s designed

The One Food You Should Eat When You Are in San Diego

There’s one food you should eat when you are in San Diego—and that’s FISH TACOS. On my last night in the city, a friend (Thank you, Anatole!) drove me and three new acquaintances I met at a hostel to a place which Yelp reviewers are raving about: Oscar’s Mexican Seafood

PodShare is the New Backpacking Pad

The PodShare is the new backpacking pad. It’s Hollywood’s coolest, innovative backpacking accommodation for the tech-savvy travellers. While the bunk bed style living quarter is a hostel-like concept, each pod is equipped with technology you would experience in a hotel room. In fact, it’s even better. No hidden fees. No

That Moment I Made The Waves Roar

Moses, from the Bible, divided the Red Sea by raising his cane when he led thousands of people to flee from the pursuing Egyptians. No, I didn’t do such kind of gargantuan miracle—but I made the waves roar at the command of my hands. Or so I thought. LOL… Here’s the

The Stinky But Cute Sea Lions at Fisherman’s Wharf

Yes, the sea lions at Fisherman’s Wharf are stinky but cute. As soon as I walked down Pier 39, the air was putrid but my nose just ignored it. Don’t underestimate them, they bring money to the local businesses in the area by drawing millions of tourists every year. Both

The Iron Men and Women of Venice Beach

Don’t get me started with Venice Beach. Ah, it’s one beach to go when you’re in Los Angeles. Though it’s a little more than an hour bus ride from downtown LA, you’ll be rewarded of something you won’t expect—but that’s another blog entry later. And one of those things you

The Movie Star I Met in Chinatown

Jun Yu is the movie star I met in Chinatown San Francisco. When our group arrived at Ross Alley, he waved his hand and told everyone that he is a movie star! He is the only celebrity I met in my two-week trip to California. 🙂 His claim to fame?

Where Fun and Hospitality Reside – San Francisco Downtown Hostel

In the City of Hills, I know a place where fun and hospitality reside—at the San Francisco (SF) Downtown Hostel. After one missed flight, a connecting flight that brought the inner Usain Bolt in me (running from Terminal 1 to Terminal 7 at LAX), a lost luggage and a mixed-up

Biking The Golden Gate Bridge

The best way to conquer the Golden Gate Bridge and it’s surroundings is through riding a bike. Rent it—and start from the Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s a long ride but the scenery along the way is worth hardening your muscles. As far as I could remember, there’s an uphill struggle twice:
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