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  • Our first days in the Bay

    04 novembre 2009 ( #Travels )

    Ok so after a few days to brush off our jet lag and settle in our new Californian life, it is about time to start our blog. First a brief summary of what happened in the first days... Wednesday 28th October: the big move at last! Yes after all these months...

  • Dia de los Muertos

    06 novembre 2009 ( #Culture and Architecture )

    This Monday we had been lucky enough to see this procession starting just 2 metres from our place...closer and they would have been in our bedroom. I had heard of this event but as I know nothing about it, I shamelessly copy/past the information I have...

  • Hippie Haight

    06 novembre 2009 ( #Travels )

    Haaa the 1967’s Summer of Love…its free love, drugs, and music. It must have been something. Wish you had been there too? So yesterday the sleeping Hippie that I probably would not have been able to be, went to the very centre of the Hippie culture and...

  • SF Public Library

    12 novembre 2009 ( #Culture and Architecture )

    I visted this superb building on Tuesday and totally loved its architecture: " a dramatic skylight allows natural light into the building’s five-story central atrium, bridges connect floors across lightwells, and a grand staircase rises four stories beside...

  • Japantown

    14 novembre 2009 ( #Travels )

    I could not have had 2 more different days between my visit to the SF Library on Tuesday and Japantown the day after. Thus, my bus stop for the Library was right in the middle of the Tenderloin area, which is considered as the “seedy part of SF”. I confirm....

  • Vehicles poll

    14 novembre 2009 ( #Funny and odd... )

    A silly post to please my XY' readers. We have to buy a vehicle at the end of this month, but we need your help to decide which one we should go for. Here are the contestants: The cool ones The Handy one The ones I want... The Dolce Vita ones The carbon...

  • Land's End

    25 novembre 2009 ( #Travels )

    So far one of my favourite walks in SF! Land’s End is a gentle hike of 2.4 km that offers you spectacular and unique views of the Pacific, the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge (How much I love this one!). It was an excellent idea to go there...

  • Ghost Town

    26 novembre 2009 ( #Funny and odd... )

    What an odd day, this one spent on Treasure Island... What Wikipedia says about it: "Treasure Island is a manmade island in the San Francisco Bay created in 1936-1937 for the Golden Gate International Exposition. It was used as an airport for Pan American...

  • Half Moon Bay Sunday

    13 décembre 2009 ( #Travels )

    Two weeks ago we had a typical Californian Sunday: picnic on the Beach, walk on the Beach, and Beach activities but only from afar... just by looking at the surfers I felt exhausted as it looks incredibly diffcult and technical, when a proper wave does...

  • Puerto Vallerta, Mexico

    13 décembre 2009 ( #Travels )

    We went to Puerto Vallerta, in Mexico, to allow Ce to get a well-deserved break and myself a visa extension. We were actually way too stressed about the visa situation to enjoy our first trip in Mexican territory, and the weather was not too clement either...

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

    22 décembre 2009 ( #Outdoor - fauna and flora )

    The title kind of gives away what we did yesterday. Indeed, we spent a lovely afternoon in Monterey visiting its interesting Aquarium-museum. The images are not too good as I do not yet master the art of taking pictures through a window. But fortunately,...

  • HAPPY XMAS!!! JOYEUX NOEL!!!

    25 décembre 2009 ( #Funny and odd... )

    On a pas fait de sapin de Noel alors on est allees prendre d'autres photos de lumieres... On a envoye tout plein de textos mais pas eu de reponse... soit personne ne nous aime (oui on peut jouer les drama queens!) soit notre operateur telephonique ne...

  • Unusual but fun Xmas

    27 décembre 2009 ( #Funny and odd... )

    Our first Christmas in American soil was anything but typical. As some of you already know we had been chasing a car for the last 2 weeks. After an extremelly long and stressing saga (problems with Celine's lack of Californian Driver's licence and no...

  • Farallon Islands - first attempt at whale watching

    02 janvier 2010 ( #Outdoor - fauna and flora )

    Nad's still recovering from severe (REALLY SEVERE) sea sickness which prevented her from seeing/enjoying anything from this trip, so I'm taking over the blog for today... deep inside I did laugh at the beginning since she had recommended me to take some...

  • Farewell 2009

    01 janvier 2010 ( #Culture and Architecture )

    For the last day of 2009 we went to Santa Rosa, 90mn drive up north. The aim of our trip was a visit to the The Charles M. Schulz Museum, the creator of my all-time idols, The Peanuts. Hence, I was able to share (sort of) a big hug and a giant cookie...

  • Two Anniversaries

    19 janvier 2010 ( #Culture and Architecture )

    We "celebrated" two very nice anniversaries lately. The first one was the 100th Anniversary of the Geary Theatre, a SF landmark, located close to Union Square. The full theatre was open to the public allowing us to have a tour of the backstages. There...

  • Great week-end out

    06 février 2010 ( #Outdoor - fauna and flora )

    Big Basin Redwood park It theoretically takes 2h30 from SF to get there...because I was reading the map it took us 4h... We arrived too late to have a long walk in the park, but we still managed to stroll around and enjoy our first sight of these mythical...

  • Stanford University

    13 mars 2010 ( #Culture and Architecture )

    This article about Stanford is coming a bit late as I had already created an Album about it few weeks ago and I saw that lots of people went to look at it already. Sorry for the deja vu feeling, then, but I wanted to add a bit of explanation about the...

  • Lovely, silly and other

    12 février 2010 ( #Funny and odd... )

    No special day out, no special event for this article just some random pictures which I like very much for obvious reason. Nice makeup made by a clown, a real one, when we went to see a Circus show. Petit Gris came back home last Saturday with a piece...

  • The Bayfront Park, Cliff House & Sutro baths

    14 février 2010 ( #Culture and Architecture )

    We started the day by a walk in a totally insignificant park except for the fact that it may have saved us from a lot of trouble. Indeed, I wanted to see the Extreme Surf Event in Half Moon Bay... the very same that was hit by severe waves, hurting some...

  • Ano Nuevo State Park

    02 mars 2010 ( #Outdoor - fauna and flora )

    We left the Civilization for 2 days and it was a welcome break. We spent our 1st night in a US Hostel at Pigeon Point Light Station. We were quite pleased with it, as it is made of 3 or 4 little houses with a low number of rooms, lovely livingroom and...

  • Two very fine Museums

    16 mars 2010 ( #Culture and Architecture )

    The de Young Museum (its History) This Museum, situated in the Golden Gate Park, has an extremelly original architecture conceived by Herzog & de Meuron architects. Furthermore its tower offers the most magnificent view of SF. The lovely gardens are from...

  • Sundays, lovely sundays

    03 avril 2010 ( #Culture and Architecture )

    A few weeks ago we had a lovely stroll around the AT&T Giants Stadium, the local base-ball team. We both have zero interest in this sport but the stadium and its surroundings are worth a visit. You cannot really see from the pictures but the size of the...

  • 32rd Annual St. Stupid's day Parade

    02 avril 2010 ( #Funny and odd... )

    Total Complete Uber nonsense... nothing can describe the event organised today by the First Church of the Last Laugh , so enjoy the pics. WARNING: lots of naked men (was quite taken-aback by the first one but stopped paying attention at the 25th one!)....

  • SF Botanical Garden

    04 avril 2010 ( #Outdoor - fauna and flora )

    Last Sunday, Ce wanted to enjoy some chlorophyll and I was as reckless and ennoying as a young puppy so we decided to go to the park. At first we were meant to visit the Japanese Garden that we liked so much 3 years ago, but because I found the guy at...

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