Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fun Activities on the Streets of San Francisco CA

Fun on the back streets of San Francisco: GoCars

Of course this day activity was on an unusual March day in San Francisco which included almost every type of weather - fog, rain, clouds, and even a touch of sun - within a duration of 2-3 hours.  We were lucky  to be without snow driving over the hills.  I believe these weather elements actually created the best memories!

This is an unusual way to explore the side streets away from the traffic after you take a sightseeing tour.  Driving solo is fun in these cars, going on a group GoCar tour with their guided GPS is extraordinary to enjoy with friends.  I was fortunate to have one of the company guides as my chauffeur as I listened to insights about these tours and I was able to snap these pictures. 

Of course we had a couple of cars stray away from the group - all cars returned safely back to the garage.
Go Cars in San Francisco Courtesy of FunTourGuru
Go Car Tour in San Francisco Courtesy of FunTourGuru
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Stay tuned for more pictures, off the beaten path ~ The FunTourGuru

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Friday, May 8, 2015

San Francisco Chinatown: Walk Down the Alleys

I am organizing many files and editing images (this is a huge project!) and I came across two fun off the beaten path pictures of San Francisco I am excited to share with everyone now. 

San Francisco Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns outside of Asia as well as one of the oldest Chinatowns in North America. Of course, it is one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco.

Do you know?   You should walk down the several small alleys located in Chinatown. 

Insiders Secret:  My favorite is Ross Alley.  Ross Alley is the oldest alley in San Francisco. It was known for brothels and gambling.  Today, it is home to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie factory and murals depicting the everyday life of the Chinese American community.

Look down at the sidewalk this time and you will find a walking tour map of Chinatown. 

And don't forget to buy a fortune cookie (or a dozen), from the store behind this group. The fortune cookie is a USA invention and started in San Francisco.  

Yes I am active traveling and ...  Stay tuned for more pictures, 
always going off the beaten path ~ The FunTourGuru

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

How to Find Unusual Holidays and Christmas Vacations Around the World: Dresden, Germany

Sometimes you have to go to faraway places and experience for yourself.   Dresden, Germany is a very special place!

Dresden in December - Germany by DW
Happy Holidays! Frohe Weihnachten! Merry Christmas!  Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! Buon Natale! (and to each individual celebration! What is yours?)

I am grateful to have the chance to dive into some local communities and learn how others experience everyday things.  Don't forget to smile ... thank you. 

Remember, "You really never leave a place you love; Part of it you take with you, leaving a part of you behind. I love vacations, I love coming home too!"  ~ The Fun Tour Guru