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The Golden Gate Bridge

Making use of the travel insurance!

sunny 20 °C

Departing the greyhound bus station thinking it was a 5 minute walk to our hostel. How wrong were we, first of all our way is blocked by a 'gay pride parade' and lots of men in 'mankinis' running around. After watching the parade for a bit we continue on to the hostel, me using the compass on my phone to guide us which i thought was very intelligent. San Francisco has many hills and after about an hour of struggling and feeling like we are about to have asthma attacks we decide to stop for a break in a coffee shop. Again my phone comes in handy and i work out that we have just walked the route you would take by car down the one way streets, so it could have taken us 5 minutes. LOL. When we do eventually arrive at the hostel i notice that the swelling on my leg is getting massive, more painful and minging looking but am confident in the fact i will be home by the end of the week and won't let it interfere with more shopping. We decide the best way to view San Francisco is by tour bus so off we go after a nice lie in and masses of Nutella for breakfast. A tour of down town in the freezing cold followed by a trip over the Golden Gate bridge, being health conscious we opt to walk it which was really nice. Bump in to the fattest women i have ever seen (there is a picture on fb, at least she is walking still i suppose). That evening Bex and I realise that maybe there is something more serious wrong with my leg and after much debate decide that a trip to the doctors in the morning is in order. My foot and leg are horrendously swollen and it looks like my skin is rotting. Doctors trip turns out to be rather eventful, i have an infection in my lower leg which is really bad. Lots of tablets, dressings, an injection in the bum and $400 later i am free to go back and explore san fran. The doctor would have prefered me to sit with my leg in the air but i obvioulsy ignored this. Also no dairy products ment a hot chocolate was definitly on the agenda followed by a tour of Alkatraz prison which was really interesting. Our final day in America was spent doing more shoppiing, watching The Hangover etc. This was before getting on the bus to get oursleves back to LA airport for the homeward journey! :-/ Met up with Blin at LAX which was lovely to catch too! Anyways that rounds up my entire trip i think, all 151 days gone!

lots of love
Gaby xxxx

Posted by Bensten 12:56 Archived in USA

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