San Francisco

Fifteen Minutes in Union Square

by carbonboy on April 17, 2013

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The nightlife in the Union Square District is Simply Electric! This was a short and stressful trip. In San Francisco I had to get my Indian Visa – in one day! Make appointment prior to arrival online, drop off passport, birth certificate and driver’s license before 9:00 a.m. and (hopefully) pickup visa before 5:00 p.m. […]


Hotel Adagio

by carbonboy on April 14, 2013

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Thank God for Marriott Points. This “Autograph Hotel” is a place I’d never stay if I had to pay for it, as it is in the heart of Union Square, San Francisco’s premier shopping district. I don’t shop much these days. But the hotel opened in 1929 and was renovated by Marriott last year. Like […]


A Day in San Francisco

by carbonboy on January 15, 2013

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The quintessential and far too common shot of San Francisco from Alamo Square! As I was stuck in Mexico over the holidays I decided for a week off in January. I had wanted to check on my car in storage Sacramento and dig around for some needed paperwork, and just overall relax. It’s working! A […]


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I’ve never seen such crowds – the line just to get in to the newly opened Uni Qlo went all the way around the block! We finished our California holiday with a restful night and awesome breakfast buffet at the Marriott in Union Square (thank god for Marriott Points). The sun was out again and the hoards of beautiful shoppers […]


Ina Coolbrith Park

by carbonboy on November 27, 2011

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A best kept secret in San Francisco – View from Russian Hill My schedule did not permit traveling “home for the holidays” and who likes to travel over the busiest holiday of the season anyway? So instead I drove to San Francisco to explore Columbus Avenue – that iconic link between Fisherman’s Warf and Chinatown.  Walking […]


I Left My Heart in San Francisco

by carbonboy on September 30, 2011

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San Francisco as seen from Treasure Island the day after she left After returning from Las Vegas, we had two relaxing days at my house in El Dorado Hills. Then a full final day planned in San Francisco, as my happy group of visitors did not leave for Hong Kong until 1:20 a.m. They would […]

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