Round the World 2007

I decided yesterday that Bryant Park looked like a pleasant spot for breakfast. The choice was better in Starbucks though, so I bought from there and sat at one of the tables in the park. A guy from Comoros who was a diplomat but is now an economist on Wall […]


I went to Noah’s for a bagel and coffee to start my day, then across the road to Shutterbug to copy my photos onto CD. I caught the streetcar to Downtown (not that far but it was more fun than walking, and air-conditioned), and wandered into Pioneer Square. They put […]

Portland is Too Hot

I checked out of the hostel around 10am, then called the hostel in Portland and asked if it was OK that I show up a day early (the hostel I contacted at Hood River were being crap at replying). Then I got the YARTs bus to Merced, where I got […]

On the Bus

I got a bagel and coffee from the Vietnamese cafe on the corner this morning: the bagel was good but the coffee was not. I walked along Columbus Avenue to Fisherman’s Wharf, which is a little further along than Pier 39. While it was equally touristy and there were plenty […]

Good Day in San Francisco