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California Travel Blog

This section is dedicated to the travels in California which is also known as the “The Golden State”. This state is well known for its impressive terrain filled with cliffs overlooking ocean, beautiful elongated coast lines, gigantic red trees, housing the world’s largest innovative corporations in Silicon Valley, magnificent stony Yosemite, gracefully suspended red bridge, abandoned cold Alcatraz prison and home of the Hollywood entertainment industry.

It is divided into 12 regions, namely the; Shasta Cascade, North Coast, Central Valley, Gold Country, High Sierra, San Francisco Bay Area, Central Coast, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Inland Empire and Deserts.

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LOST among the Giant Sequoias in Mariposa grove

Explore photographs on Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias through the view of a travel photographer. And shared how he actually got lost in this large grove.

Santa Cruz

Traveled more than 100km all the way from Danville to Santa Cruz to stay a night over at Santa Cruz with high hopes on seeing the Lyrid Meteor Shower on 22 Apr 15 which is the meteors peak period. This location is assumed to have darker skies with low light pollution after performing some research on the sky conditions in...Read More

Pier 39

Pier 39 is a popular tourist waterfront venue built on a pier filled with various interesting attractions such as sea lions, waterfront dining, street performers, live music and shopping. This place is known for its spectacular views of Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Bay Bridge and also sea lions. The sea lions are the celebrities of this pier and are known for their...Read More

Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts is an incredible beautiful remnant from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. It was rebuilt in 1965 and renovated in 2009. You can see it’s stunning view at sunset. The underside of the Palace rotunda’s dome displays eight huge insets murals. Four depicted the conception and birth of Art, “its commitment to the Earth, its progress and acceptance by...Read More

Chinatown

The largest Chinatown outside of Asia and remains the oldest Chinatown in North America since its establishment in 1848. One should never miss trying the authentic Chinese cuisine here. It is only a 10 minutes walk from the Union Square via Stockton Street Tunnel to Chinatown.

Lombard Street

This is one of the must-see place when visiting San Francisco. The famous crookedest Lombard street with eight hairpin turns. Due to the steepness of the street which posed a safety hazard, a property owner in the 1920’s suggested creating scenic turns to increase the pedestrians’ safety and also adding aesthetic appeal to this area. I will say...Read More

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge has been a worldwide iconic piece of architecture painted in orange red primer. It is one of the world’s longest suspension bridge. There are a number of movies that contains scenes of the Golden Gate Bridge. Each Golden Gate Bridge tower has 600,000 rivets. There are also poems of the Golden Gate Bridge written...Read More
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Explore San Francisco on The Big Bus

San Francisco is a huge city with plenty attractions. If you are taking the bart like I did as I was staying in Pleasanton, I recommend you to drop off at at Powell St. Bart Station as there is a Visitor Information Center where you can get different maps, make inquiries as well as book trips too. Instead of...Read More

Danish Village of Solvang

Stayed in the Hasten House for a night before heading south to San Diego. While heading back to the room at night, met a couple who was drinking outside their room. We chat a bit and they were sharing enthusiastically about where the best location to view stars in San Francisco and this awesome little Denmark in Solvang...Read More

Rock and Roll Diner

Stumbled upon this Rock and Roll diner after leaving Pismo beach. Train cars converted into 50’s diners theme filled with old movie posters, business cards and each dinning table sits a juke box. It has an unique ambience decorated in 50’s style.

Pismo Beach

Pismo beach is located in the central coast of California. Standing at the Pismo pier watching the surfers surfing the huge ocean waves with the sun bathers at the white beaches is a stunning view. Take a relax stroll and you can find plenty anglers fishing along this long stretch of Pismo pier that extends...Read More

Morro Bay State Park

Morro Bay State Park features lagoon and natural bay habitat. The Morro rock is a remnant volcanic plug that has emerged from the Pacific Ocean more than 20 million years ago. Now it has become a protected nesting ground for numerous peregrine falcons. There is more than 200 bird species recorded and a yearly bird...Read More

Bixby Creek Bridge

Bixby Creek bridge is the world’s tallest reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch which was built in 1932. It is also one of the most photographed bridges on the West Coast because of its breathtaking view. There is a viewpoint on the northern side of the bridge where you can find some parking space by the road side....Read More

Rocky Creek Bridge

Driving along the reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch Rocky Creek bridge which was built in 1932. This bridge was only a few miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Carmel Beach

At the foot of Ocean Avenue, there is a huge blanket of fine crystalline sand. At the beach, life is different. A day moves not from hour to hour but leaps from mood to moment. We go with the currents, plan around the tides, follow the sun. Carmel beach is located within Carmel-by-the-sea which has numerous...Read More

Morro Bay

Morro Bay is a laid-back but warm feeling style of waterfront city with its busy harbor and active fishing industry. It is also known as the Gibraltar of the Pacific. Oysters from the Tognazzini’s Dockside is strongly recommended.

Half Moon Bay Beach

Half Moon Bay Beach is a scenic coastline located in San Mateo County which is formed by five beaches; Roosevelt, Dunes, Venice, Francis and Cowell Ranch.

Transiting to California

Took a 18hrs 10mins SQ flight from Singapore Changi Airport to San Francisco Airport with a layover time of 1hrs 5mins at Seoul Incheon International Airport. Changi Aiport.

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