If you ask most people to list one thing that they know about San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge would be at the top of the list. The problem is that when you drive across it, you really don’t get a great view of it. You can take photos at the park by the entrance, but that may not be what you are looking for if you want great photos.
Where do you go if you want to get the nice view from the photo above? Baker Beach is the place. And as a bonus, you get to hang out at the beach for awhile. We had a wonderful time there, watching the kids enjoy the waves and taking photos. The water was too cold to swim when we were there in June, but it was a great place for a nice walk along the beach. Watching my kids enjoy playing with the waves coming in, I couldn’t help but think of Frank Sinatra singing “I left my heart in San Francisco”. The photo below is how I remember that day. And we also got some good photos of the Golden Gate Bridge.
To give you some idea of the different views of the Golden Gate Bridge, see the photos below. The first one is the view from the small park right by the bridge. The second shows how much more of the bridge is visible from Baker Beach.
This is a major transportation hub in the Pacific Rim. You can get from pretty much anywhere in Asia to the USA from Hong Kong. We flew Cathay Pacific. You can get all the Western food and tasty Chinese food at the airport. Our kids got their McDonald’s. The bathrooms are clean and the airport is run efficiently. The airport is a huge mall. It is a great place for a break after the long journey across the Pacific Ocean from the United States.
A hotel with a mall and theme park attached. The food is fabulous and the swimming pools are lovely. You have all you need to rest and enjoy time with your family. You can get all your Western food for the kids while you conduct your business or do work using the high speed internet access. Kuala Lumpur City and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) are within easy reach of this lovely oasis in the Klang Valley.
Beautiful Beach right outside the Flamingo Hotel at Tanjung Bungah Beach in Penang Malaysia. Photo taken in the morning as I was enjoying the walk on the beach.
The pool is right by the beach with lovely coconut trees gracing the property.
It is lovely to just stroll through the streets of Halifax with all the beautiful Victorian architecture!