Giants on Earth? That’s right!

If you would like to have a totally different experience and spend your little vacation in a country across the world, then this post is the right one for you! This post would be about San Francisco aka the island where the sun always shines!

The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team based in San Francisco, California, that plays in the National League West Division. They have won 22 National League pennants and appeared in 19 World Series competitions – both records in the National League. The Giants also consist of having the most Hall of Fame players in all of professional baseball.

Giants Stadium 1

(The Giants’ celebrating their victory over the Detroit Tigers in a four game sweep in the World Series at Comerica Park on Oct. 28, 2012 in Detroit)

 

One of my many leisure pursuits is to travel to San Francisco to visit the stadium of the San Francisco Giants. My Dad has always been a big fan of the San Francisco giants, and since young I’ve often heard him talk about it. I’ve always wanted to experience sitting on a bench in an open field and cheering for my supported team among thousands of spectators. Just imagine the adrenaline rush of anticipation! Hear the crowd roar!

Having visited London before, it is a great pleasure to experience a day in the life of how Londoners spend their day as compared to Singaporeans, and one of the most distinct features is their routine of receiving their daily newspaper by the train station before hurrying off to catch their train. I had a wonderful experience travelling to different cities in London with my Dad, and I hope to create more memories and experiences in the future.

Giants Stadium

 

Of course, I could not end off this post without mentioning the infamous Golden Gate Bridge, also located in San Francisco, CA, which is easily identifiable by its international orange colour. It took a total of 4 years to finish construction with 2,737 metres in length and 227 metres above the sea.

As a prominent landmark, it attracts at least 10 million visitors annually. Walkways along the sides of the roads are available to pedestrians and cyclists. Do not be overwhelmed nor afraid at the length of the bridge and how long it will take you to reach the other end of the bridge as the journey offers plenty of fabulous views. Biking along the bridge is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the moment and scenery. Once you get across, you’ll be able to see the Golden Gate Park National Recreation Area, which is the perfect place for park enthusiasts!

Giants Stadium 2

Giants Stadium 3

Skyscrapers and the tallest buildings can been seen drawing the well-known skyline of San Francisco. I’ve always wanted to experience how living in the countryside would be like, and travelling to San Francisco would be the perfect opportunity.

 

I might just plan a little surprise for my Dad during the end of year holidays! I can’t wait!

– Kerri

 

 

References:

http://whatchamccollums.blogspot.sg/p/mlb-stadium-tour.html

http://www.history.com/news/6-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-golden-gate-bridge

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kptripathi/6922527665/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Giants

http://nymag.com/daily/sports/2012/10/a-giants-tigers-world-series.html

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4 thoughts on “Giants on Earth? That’s right!

  1. The title is interesting and eye captivating! The post focuses well on what San Fransisco is like and really shows the many popular attractions that is a must visit. Great recommendation!

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  2. Love your post! Home is where the heart is 🙂 If you haven’t been to San Fran, be sure to visit the Golden Gate bridge first.

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