After having a bad start to gettin to california and alsothe area the hostel is located is not the best at night i had a struggle to force myself to do anything. I had a long lie until 10am before emerging to start exploring the city. I ended up doing a lot of walking and i booked a couple of tours before heading on a cruise around san fran.
The main difference between here and everywhere else i have visited is that it was bloody cold! I bough a jumper straight away and it has been well used. The cruise i went on was not bad but a bit cheesey. I then headed to a science museum which although it was aimed at kids was really fun as there were loads of hands on stuff there. I finished my first day by going down to the hostel lounge with some FREE beer (promo at the hostel) and a couple of auzzie guys and drinking till 4am.
I had a busy 2nd day as i started off with a cruise to alcatraz at 9am and that was pretty good. I got to go in the jail cells and the audio tour they had gave you a lot of interesting information about various escape attempts that occured. After a couple of hours there i had lunch and then headed on a 3hr city tour which was ok but not the best one i have been on. I did get a couple of got photos of the Golden Gate Bridge though and i got to cross over the bridge and visit a couple of other sites. Then at night i was heading down to get a free dinner at the hostel and i bumped into a couple of auzzie guys that i had hung out with in hawaii. They just happened to book into the same hostel as me so we got a few beers and caught up and along the way we recruited an american guy and a couple of english girls. It was a pretty early night though only stayed up till around 1am.
My 3rd day i headed out with a the auzzie guys and one of the girls to coit tour where after climbing a seemingly infinate amount of stairs you get a good panoramic view of the city. After that it was to union square and some shopping, managed to get a fcuk t-shirt, levi jeans and addias shoes for $130 which is 65 pound so crazy cheap! Tonight i am heading out on a hostel orgainised pun crawl and i am then supposed to be doing a wine tour tomorow but that requires getting up at 8am so it may not get done!