Category Archives: Adventures

Travel Log 2 San Francisco (Springbreak)

San Francisco, I fell in love with this city. It is full of life and vibe – great location, climate, sceneries, diverse culture, arts and people!And lots of artistic people around Berkeley area. And many other more reasons…I am running out of words. All in all, one of the best cities in the world.

Powell Street next to Union Square, just like any other streets in San Francisco, has incredibly steep uphill and downhill roads that lead to either the bay (ocean) or the center downtown, which is great for jumping on Cable Cars (standing outside of the cable cars) because it will be like riding a roller coaster πŸ˜€

Image

Old-fashioned hotel elevator —ImageImage

Cable Car trail that can be found on every street:Image

On to the Cable Car! See the steep there?Image

By the north bay at the end station of Cable car line (Powell St – Mason St). Great breeze.Image

Road towards the bay/ocean and the Fisher’s Wharf:ImageImage

Seagulls – one of the prominent symbols of SF, chill out everywhere πŸ™‚Image

Pirates Shop:ImageImageImage

The habor: looking back can see the city on the uphill where the cable car came fromImage

Yay, ships —ImageImageImage

From here can see the Golden Gate Bridge:ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Don’t mind me, just baking under the sun. –taken when standing in queue waiting for the cable car back to downtown:Image

pretty sure violated most of these haha πŸ˜€ImageImage

Standing outside the Cable Car πŸ™‚ImageImage

View taken outside of the cable car, can see the bay (the other side) right aheadImage

Famous 49 scenic drive!Image

Great view from the hotel window, the vibe of the city:Image

Hop-on hop off bus tour to Golden Gate BridgeΒ ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Walking on the bridge:ImageImageImageImageImageImage

The bay view:ImageImageImageImage

The end of bridge on the other side:Image

Walking back:ImageImage

Trip to San Francisco Zoo, on the chillier & foggier side of the city. The white/gray area is the ocean:Β ImageImageImage

Long time no visiting a zoo:Image

The self-meditating zebra, because he/she stands there all day, rarely moves:ImageImage

Polar bear:Image

Regular bear:ImageImage

Penguins:ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Muir Woods, where Jedi/Planet of the Apes 2009 were filmed —ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Towards Sausalito:ImageImage

IMG_1230

Continued from Previous Log: On the Road, Travel Log Updates

Before Christmas, Hilo, Hawaii

Akaka Falls

The trees just stand there, yet I could feel they are so much alive. All was quite, only thing you can hear is the sound of wind blowing through the leaves.Β 

ImageImageImageImageImage

All the tranquility reminds me of a joyful afternoon spent in a garden near my Grandparent’s house at my hometown when I was very little; or maybe a tiny evening adventure with my school best friends exploring the “undiscovered” city corners after school/when the parents are out ;). I was thinking: all the time we adults keep searching for happiness when we feel dreaded and worn by the city life, may be we just forgot to simply look around, or just take a step out of our comfort zones, or the cages built in our own minds in a city life of routines – we came from nature, yet we have kept ourselves further away from it.

ImageImageImageImage

So, where does this lead to?

ImageImageImage

Hidden waterfall in the jungle

ImageImageImage

The Beach!

About an hour later, the weather got better and the sun came up πŸ™‚

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Into the sea at dusk. The waves were quite choppy that day.

ImageImage

Cloud formation in the sky:

IMG_0538Image

From the helicopter, sky view of Hilo Island:

ImageImageImageImage

On the Road: Travel Log Updates

Happy 2013! Had the best once-for-a-lifetime memories/experiences/events this Christmas: didn’t even bother to touch the internet throughout November-ish till Jan.5th, and seriously no regrets whatsoever! Hawaii, ur hath been, ur now, and forever will be my only No.1. well,now:

Thanksgiving, San Diego:

Bay facing Coronado Island

Image

Walking over the bridge:

Image

Sunset at the end of a day:

Image

North Pacific Ocean:

Image

Cruiseship ready to set off, at dusk

Image

Coronado

Image

California Desert, Burrego

ImageImage

Middle-of-nowhere moment πŸ™‚


IMG_1533IMG_1521

Before Christmas, Hawaii:

Lava trees

The weather in Hilo is forever unpredictable. But just as what the household owner says, the worst weather in Hilo is still the best compared to anywhere else! One second it’s sunny, the next rain stars to pour. More amazingly, the rain only goes where the cloud goes. So one area is raining, while you can see half a mile away the road is sunny as beachside πŸ™‚

ImageImage

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Next day, Akaka Falls

Video

Do not fear

Although I am not a very religious person considering the religious undertone suggested by the maker of this film in video description on Vimeo, it rather reminds me of the underlying philosophy of rock/mountain climbing.

Follow thy passion – Brain Farm Cinema Reel

I found them on Vimeo, too cool not to share!