The Monkey King

San Francisco’s Chinatown has so many great murals; I only found a few on my visit, but this one especially got my attention! It wasn’t until after I’d returned home that I realized why it seemed vaguely familiar. Besides the English news on CCTV 9, my favorite show is on BTV 3. It’s called The Monkey King, a fantasy show, […]

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Sea stack

We had seen the sign indicating Stump Beach plenty of times before, but on this trip we stopped to check it out. Once down on the beach, the Big Guy headed south along the cliffs to find a good fishing spot; I lingered on the beach for a few minutes before following him. Besides spotting a trio of harbor seals […]

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Nob Hill

Prior to the 1850s, Nob Hill was called California Hill (after California Street, which climbs its steep eastern face), but was renamed after the Central Pacific Railroad’s Big Four – known as the Nobs – who built their mansions on the hill… The neighborhood was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, except for the granite walls surrounding the Stanford, Crocker, Huntington and […]

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