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"Are Polish people still stealing all your jobs?"

RTW - San Francisco


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After being in Los Angeles for almost a week in total, I was on to my final West Coast destination - San Francisco. Taking the same coach as that to Las Vegas, I learned to get there earlier so I could nab a seat at the front of the double decker coach. Sitting there I got chatting to the lady opposite, a Polish immigrant who moved to San Fran some years ago, making the long journey less boring, and after telling her I had just finished at Uni she even jokingly asked me how the job hunt was going, and whether the "Polish people were still stealing our jobs"!

After the coach broke down just into the journey causing us to be delayed by 3 hours, we were informed that we would also be receiving a refund on our journeys - meaning my two trips with Megabus across California had cost me just £1!

What a difference...

What a difference...

...a day makes!

...a day makes!

Arriving in San Francisco was definitely a shock to the system, the weather was much more Autumn like, and on the first day the fog levels were so bad over the harbour, that even being on the Golden Gate Bridge, I could still not see it! - even when it had cleared over the rest of the city! Luckily, the following day when I took the boat across the Alcatraz, the weather was much better and I got to go and see the bridge afterwards!

Alcatraz

Alcatraz


San Francisco Trams

San Francisco Trams

I also got to experience a ride on the trams and witness the crazy gradients the city was built on(!) as well as the pier-side and the gayest underground station I could possibly imagine!

Lombard Street

Lombard Street

The inevitable question is which city did I prefer, and I can say most definitely San Francisco - the income disparity is much less noticeable, making begging far less bothersome, and the level of infrastructure and number of sights were far more superior.

Posted by kmmk17 17:00 Archived in USA Tagged hills bridge city rtw

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