2015 in Pictures

Since everyone is posting their ‘Year in Review’ on FB, I thought of doing one too. 🙂 2015 has been interesting, to say the least. It has been a year of travelling, life-changing decisions, changes, and self-understanding. I’m glad I made it through safe and sound, and (hopefully!) a better, more mature person. Here are some highlights: JANUARY Went glamping with colleagues at the Putrajaya … Continue reading 2015 in Pictures

The Exploratorium, San Francisco

WE’RE almost at the end of our San Francisco trip! One of our last stops in the city was the Exploratorium, a massive science and discovery centre located at Piers 15 and 17, Embacadero. A modern, blockish-looking building, the centre was first opened in the 1960s and was relocated to its new place in 2013. We actually got here late and had to rush through … Continue reading The Exploratorium, San Francisco

Cruising Down The Bay: San Francisco’s Cable Cars

SAN Francisco’s cable cars are as iconic as the Golden Gate Bridge itself, so no way was I gonna miss the experience of riding on one! The city’s steep slopes and hilly terrain meant that going about was a dangerous business for people (and horses) in the 1800s – and deaths occured frequently from horse carriages or streetcars sliding backwards on wet cobblestone paths. Enter … Continue reading Cruising Down The Bay: San Francisco’s Cable Cars

What to Do in Chinatown, San Francisco – The Oldest & Largest Chinatown in the United States

I find it hard to imagine ever being bored of San Francisco. I fell in love with it from Day 1, when I looked out the window of the rented car and stared up at the Golden Gate Bridge, its tops lost in the bay’s infamous fog. I fell in love with the city’s steep, hilly streets, the small apartments and the hipster hole-in-the-wall cafes, … Continue reading What to Do in Chinatown, San Francisco – The Oldest & Largest Chinatown in the United States

Attractions in Sacramento: Learn about the California Gold Rush at Sacramento History Museum, California

Hello and welcome to the next part of my post on Sacramento. We’re still exploring the Old part of town. After a heavy lunch, E & I walked off the calories at the Sacramento History Museum, a museum dedicated to the California Gold Rush and the city’s history. It was nearly closing time and we only had an hour, so we breezed through many of … Continue reading Attractions in Sacramento: Learn about the California Gold Rush at Sacramento History Museum, California

Food Review: Joe’s Crab Shack, Old Sacramento California

We allocated a day to explore Sacramento Old Town –  good call, seeing that there are plenty of things to see and do here. Apart from museums and buildings with interesting architecture and history, there are also loads of shops selling everything from traditional Native American crafts aand costumes to souvenirs and even joke items. Sacramento Bridge. It was a hot, sunny afternoon and it was … Continue reading Food Review: Joe’s Crab Shack, Old Sacramento California

Candy Heaven, Old Sacramento – The Sweetest Place on Earth

A place where you can eat candy and chocolate to your heart’s content – sounds like every child’s (and even some adults!) dream. And Candy Heaven in Old Sacramento, California is exactly that. Sweets and candy of every shade and flavor imaginable line the colorful walls, which are painted over with rainbows and flying wizards….. ….Along with some not-so-friendly deco that might give children nightmares. … Continue reading Candy Heaven, Old Sacramento – The Sweetest Place on Earth

Attractions in Old Sacramento, California

Growing up as a child in Malaysia, I often watched westerns on TV, with rugged, gun-toting cowboys, rowdy salon bars, and horse-drawn carriages. After two weeks in the US, I got my first taste of the American West on a one-day trip to the city of Sacramento. Okay, so there were no gunfights in the middle of a dusty street, nor were there bar brawls. … Continue reading Attractions in Old Sacramento, California