History and Margaritas at El Pueblo de Los Angeles

History and Margaritas at El Pueblo de Los Angeles

One of the things I love about California is the profusion of different cultures: Chinese, Japanese and, of course, Mexican. I also take a perverse delight in ferreting out historical sites among the glass and concrete of the gleaming modern cities. So it’s no...
A Roller-Coaster Ride on San Francisco’s Cable Cars

A Roller-Coaster Ride on San Francisco’s Cable Cars

One of the iconic images of San Francisco is of cable cars hurtling down steep hillsides. So, like any first time visitor to the city, I was keen to try it for myself. San Francisco’s Cable Cars: The Only Way to Travel Apart from being a must-do experience for...
A Walk up San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill

A Walk up San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill

San Francisco is good for developing the leg muscles. We had already walked up Powell Street (long and steep) and back down the hill past Chinatown and towards Levi’s Square. Now we were at the bottom of Telegraph Hill, looking up at an endless flight of wooden...
Exploring San Francisco’s Chinatown

Exploring San Francisco’s Chinatown

I always like to wander through the Chinatown area of large cities, enjoying the vibrancy, the bright colours and, of course, the food. So the Chinatown in San Francisco was not to be missed; this is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and the oldest in the US.  ...