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The Bay Area

San Francisco + San Jose, USA - April 22, 2021
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Known for culture, music, diversity, tech, and picturesque views, San Francisco is an eclectic city to visit. The city is super cosmopolitan and I was amazed by the diversity the city has to offer.

 The super famous Golden ... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog The super famous Golden gate bridge defines San Francisco's landscape. Once called "the bridge that couldn't be built," today it is one the seven wonders of the modern world

 San Francisco is a city ... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog San Francisco is a city of hills and gives the opportunities to click such classic SF pics. Here I was instantly reminded of My Name is Khan for some weird reason!

 SF boasts about the bigg... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog SF boasts about the biggest Chinatown in the USA, but was pretty mellow then due to COVID.

 Immigrants from China fi... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Immigrants from China first came to the west coast and set up shop in San Francisco and due to racial segregation, this neighborhood became predominantly Chinese, and though the segregation is over, the area has remained Chinese. An interesting video on the history is here.

 Once the largest and mos... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Once the largest and most expensive bridge of its time, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge doesn't often get the attention of its famous sibling, the Golden Gate, but is spectacular in its own right!

 An icon of the city, the... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog An icon of the city, the San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually operated cable car system! It was again closed to due to covid though, but I was did see turnaround intersection for the sake of the checklist!

 As an epicenter of activ... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog As an epicenter of activity in San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf offers a plethora of sights, smells, tastes, history and fun. It is one of the busiest tourist attractions in the western United States!

 The historic and notorio... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog The historic and notorious Alcatraz penitentiary, located on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, is one of America's most infamous prisons!

 Ah San Francisco, where ... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Ah San Francisco, where rent is so high that 400-plus sea lions have to share one dock!

 Paradise for food trucks... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Paradise for food trucks!

 Alamo Square's famous Alamo Square's famous "postcard row"! Many Victorian homes of the Queen Anne era have a few unique features: multiple balconies, large porches and are usually two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half stories tall.

 Known as the “Crookedest... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Known as the “Crookedest Street in the World,” Lombard Street is one of San Francisco's most popular landmarks.

 Haight-Ashbury neighborh... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Haight-Ashbury neighborhood is known as one of the main centers of the hippie and counterculture! Looks like every street/intersection here is famous?

 Golden Gate Park, home t... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Golden Gate Park, home to gardens and museums, is a fabulous green space in the heart of San Francisco, often considered the "lungs" of the city!

 Conservatory of Flowers ... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Conservatory of Flowers houses a collection of rare and exotic plants!

 The famous Caltrain to r... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog The famous Caltrain to reach my next stop: San Jose - heart of Silicon Valley and the cultural and technological epicenter!

Witnessed the rainshadow effect first hand on the way - often when it rains in the San Francisco Bay Area the lowest rain amounts are in San Jose and the surrounding environs of the Santa Clara Valley

 A new specie native to t... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog A new specie native to the bay area - self-driving food delivery robots.

 Also, saw the colleges w... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Also, saw the colleges which I could visit ONLY as a tourist: UC Berkeley ..

 ... feat Stanford. ... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog ... feat Stanford.

 Mirror reflections at so... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Mirror reflections at some random San Jose lake?

  Me sipping both, when asked which is better - South Bay or SF? ... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Me sipping both, when asked which is better - South Bay or SF?

 Also the bay area is the... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Also the bay area is the only place yet, where I met people from all time periods of my life. Starting from my beloved school DPS Ghaziabad
with @HarshitKumar @HarshitSinghal

 ... and then to undergra... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog ... and then to undergrad at BITS
with @PulkitAgarwal

 ... followed by the firs... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog ... followed by the first job after BITS at Tesco
with @SurbhiDang

 and finally post grad wi... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog and finally post grad with @ShlokGujar @AkhileshSiddhanti @SanketAgrawal @AnshulVora @KathanKashiparekh

 Thank you San Francisco ... The Bay Area. MemExp Blog Thank you San Francisco Bay area for the wonderful memories!

 
 
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