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How to Quickly Visit San Francisco via Market Street

How To Quickly Visit San Francisco Via Market Street

From its southwestern end where the LGBT movement is more evident to the northern tip that looks out to the San Francisco bay, taking a walk down San Francisco’s Market Street tells a story about this beautiful city’s history, its local culture, and how it came to be.

Market Street is downtown San Francisco’s major thoroughfare. This is the main road that easily connects the city together. This is also where a lot of the happenings are. Continue reading

Best Views of the Golden Gate Bridge

Best Spots to Get the Best Views of the Golden Gate Bridge

“Where the hell can I get the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge?” I bet this will be your question when you visit San Francisco for the first time. The view is abundant, and you can see it from almost everywhere when in the city. But when time and money isn’t on your side, it’s quite frustrating not knowing where it’s best to go to for that memorable and breathtaking photo of this iconic bridge.

There’s a lot going on in this wonderful city and obviously there’s a lot that need to be ticked off from your bucket list. But one thing is for sure – you have to have a mandatory photo of you taken with the Golden Gate Bridge behind you, or you didn’t go to San Francisco at all. And I mean it – you must have that photo by all means! Continue reading

Trying Out San Francisco’s Pub Crawl Event

I logged in to Couchsurfing.com to find out about local events in San Francisco and found a recurring event below:

San Francisco Pub Crawl Invite Couchsurfing

 

Of course, I decided to join the event, which really got me excited as it is a good opportunity to meet new people, locals and travelers/backpackers alike, in San Francisco, an international city and tech hub. I asked a friend to tag along as I am not really that confident when I go alone and meet lots of new people for the first time, so having a buddy with me boosts my confidence big time. 😉

We went last 8th July, 2015. It was a chilly night. We arrived at the first pub named The NorthStar at around 9PM only to be greeted by a packed street parking. The area was very close to Italian restaurants and bars and The NorthStar doesn’t have its own private parking space, hence the reason for this, so be sure to arrive early to avoid the hassle.

First Stop: The North Star Bar & Cafe at 1560 Powell St, San Francisco, CA.
First Stop: The North Star Bar & Cafe at 1560 Powell St, San Francisco, CA.

Parking issue solved (after about 30 minutes), we headed straight to The NorthStar’s entrance where we were greeted by an old hippie man letting us know of that night’s pub crawl and rock-paper-scissors tournament. Continue reading

Sta. Cruz, CA: The Beach Boardwalk & the Eerie Mystery Spot

Santa Cruz, CA is just about 1.5 to 2 hours from the great San Francisco, and if you are looking into visiting the SF Bay Area, I highly suggest dropping by into this truly unique, easy-going beach and surf town.

Sta. Cruz boasts of two main and one-of-a-kind attractions: the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk just by California’s Pacific coastline, and the weird, fun, and vomit inducing Mystery Spot about 15 minutes into the woods.

Beach Carnival at the Boardwalk

The Beach Boardwalk for me is an all-American experience, just like the ones you see in those American teen movies where they go on dates in the theme parks/carnival/beach. The hot summer sun, the equally hot chicks in bikinis strolling the boardwalk, a can of ice cold beer in hand, hearty garlic fries to munch on, thriller rides, carnival games, the beach. What more can you ask for?  Continue reading

FrustratedBillionaire is Now Three Years Old!

Happy Anniversary to me! Yey! But hey, seriously though, this achievement is all about you. If  not for your follows, commenting, and continuous readership, I would’ve easily given up on blogging a looong time ago. Anyway, here’s a photo I took in the Great American Highway just a few days ago to simply commemorate FrustratedBillionaire’s third year! I appreciate all the love, people. You inspire me to continue on writing. Every view, every comment, every like, pushes me further. Cheers!

Sincerely, FRUSTRATEDBILLIONAIRE Continue reading