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Travel Tales: San Francisco

February 26, 2008
by findingDulcinea Staff
Whenever someone asks me where I'm from, I hesitate before answering. Sure, I spent the majority of my adolescence (fighting over clothes with my sister, breaking my retainer in the blissfully ignorant hope my parents wouldn't make me wear it, and feeling the world had done me wrong) in Connecticut, but like Tony Bennett says, I left my heart in San Francisco.

Golden Gate Park: The Carousel and Playground

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A young bicyclist leisurely rides through one of Golden Gate Park's colorful flower gardens.

Golden Gate Bridge and the Charms of San Francisco



Passengers ride a cable car in San Francisco.
If you are lucky enough to get one of the outside seats, keep your personal belongings close. Earrings, scarves, and even shoes (as my sister found out as a kicking two-year-old) can and do fall off, and the cable car will not stop if this happens.
The best advice for visitors to the city by the Bay is to take an afternoon slowly—walk around the various multiethnic neighborhoods, chat with the friendly locals and take in a slower pace of life.
Kate Davey
Senior News Writer
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