Pier 39 | When the lights come on

Pier 39 is a touristy and full-of-life area in San Francisco, California. This is a great place to go for an evening stroll, buy San Francisco-souvenirs and chocolates, go window shopping, eat some shrimp, Fish n’ Chips or Clam Chowder and watch the seals or the boats come in after … Read>>

Black Friday – America’s biggest shopping day*

The third Thursday of November might be a holiday for a good part of the US but the day that follows is a big event for an even larger part of its people. It’s the day that kick starts the shopping season and  it’s the day that America shops really … Read>>

A Chinatown Made in San Francisco

Crowded sidewalks. Big and small buildings supporting sloping decorative roofs with upturned corners. Storefronts overflowing with all kinds of merchandise. Streets lined with red and green lamp posts with figures of dragons around them. Shops labelled in the artistic oriental script. And Chinese lanterns strung across the streets I had heard of San … Read>>