Sleep doesn’t come easy after a 12 hour flight and the fact that you are now sharing a room with 3 completely strangers. However after taking night time flu pills i slept though till 8 am through following morning when one of my room mates woke up.
After a quick shower, i headed upstairs to check out the free breakfast that my hostel puts on every morning. I got a cheese bagel, toasted and with cream cheese, i also had the rock melon or cantelope as it is known here.
After breakfast i headed down to the BART station, to find the sf information centre to redeem .mu city pass. My city pass turns out to be a little booklet with different tickets inside it. It is also a MUNI pass, this means i can ride the streetcars, buses, and through cable cars for free.
(P.s. best idea ever)
I then stumbled across the cable car line where i waited for 45 minutes until i finally got to board one, i stood out the back by the handlely thing. It was AWESOME!
I took the cable car up to fisherman’s wharf, where i strolled around the piers, and shops until i tracked down Pier 39. This is the most amazing place. It’s insane here, huge candy stores, resorts of touristy crap, and amazing seafood. I found the blue and gold fleet, and booked my cruise around the bay. City pass provides me with a one hour around the bay tour, butnthe cashier informs me for $5 extra i can change it to the escape from through rock tour which of course i jumped on as i missed out on tickets to alcatraz.
After the cruise i got a 2 for 1 deal from aunt fannys hot pretzels, one salty one with cheese and 1 sweet with cinnamon sugar.
I then decided to go an explorer’s aquarium on the bay. Which was really cute. It was as tiny as i expected, and the new other exhibit was adorable but 2 of the others were sleeping in a tree and the other one was passed out on a log.
After this i was starting to get tired it was 3pm and i had been on my feet all day!
So i went to wait in line for the muni street car, when the first one came i was in the wrong place so i had to go over the road and find a different bus stop. Eventually found it and waited for like 20 mins for the streetcar to arrive, a full one drove straight past and the next one could only fit 6 or so people. Eventually we crammed ourselves pike a tin of marines into a street car and off we went. I got off a few stops later at pier 15 to check out the exploratorium.
But as it closed at 5 and it was already 4, i decided leave it for another day. I walked down the piers to the ferry building, around pier 1. After strolling through the markets i decided head for home and a comfortable seat. I caught a street car to the westfield on Powell and market after wandering around the mall for a bit i decided home was were i wanted to be. So i trotted back to ky hostel via walgreens to pick up some mangos spears and chips for tea and some cantelope for breakfast.
I did make a lastdash out to burger king last night as i wanted a greasy burger.
That’s all for now folks
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