San Francisco

City by The Bay

San Francisco

The pretty houses of San Francisco <3

If you follow me on Instagram, snapchat or twitter (Yes I am very talkative :D) you already know, I'm in San Francisco since Monday and it is full of happiness for me !

I had loved My first trip there, even if I had the impression to see so little in so little time ! I was eager to see the city differently, then when I received mail from airbnb who invited me to his hometown attending one of its event I did not hesitate long.

I am user of airbnb for ages, I even rented my apartment to strangers during a time when I was leaving on a trip. Travel where I always roused an airbnb apartment because that is how I like to travel, I has more great addresses where I've been : to Lisbonne (apartment with shower on the roof of the building), London (apartment in the building where lived Bowie), Big Sur (the most beautiful cabin vacations that I have ever seen) The Angels (in the apartment where lived Jim Morisson, in Venice beach), Tokyo (in brilliant Koreans which have saved us life), in Tuscany in the cutest town of the world.

I really like to travel like that when I have time to prepare things. I've always had in horror tour with the same people we come across, This impression of having taken Paris with itself, do the same things as everyone else, totally fly over the city. Trip me I like to go ask me in a coffee shop reading a book, PIC fuck in a park where the real people of the city will, do my shopping as the inhabitants. I want to be part of the city. You find that it's always a little frustrating to run right to left in a city without taking time to play local not - what an afternoon ?

I have plenty of tools for travel now, I had told you During my last trip to London. City Mapper (which I can no longer pass me to Paris) for all my itineraries, Mapstr to create me my small cards to me (I will post it in my future reports on SF) and now I can count the airbnb app. They have further improved their city guides with the recommendations of the hosts of the world and the result is really nice and convenient, I will always go checker before ca (or during) a trip to fill my mapstr now.

I assure you, I only tell you this because they invited me here, If I had found rotten ca I do would have even not spoken. I had already loved their first city guide whom I had spoken to you here (their pictures are amazing).

I find the way in which they finally organized everything really nice and well fucked, We feel that there is a real ambition to live people something else, see the trip otherwise. In addition to having booked my apartment here top, I use the app since I arrived for good addresses and I did stuff really cools through the San Francisco guide.

I use all the time my iphone here to find me, search for addresses, call a uber… I realized in London that if there was an occasion where having its smartphone could really change the situation it is in travel. Then it's part of my budget now, I ordered a U.S. sim card before you go sur ce site and it's really cool, no need to look for spots wifi as an unhappy throughout the day (Here they are in mode “No wifi is the cool new” – very annoying).

So I prepared a little report of all my super visits and my advice if you want to come in this crazy town ! If you have specific questions on how I prepare my travels please feel free in the comments ;)

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33 "comments on"City by The Bay

  1. Eva Marie Adams
    21 April 2016 at 9:25

    You give me really want to travel in the Bay. I've always loved the sets seen in movies with its pastel houses and its local markets. And thanks to the pass mark for the City Mapper app ;)

  2. 21 April 2016 at 9:33

    Quelle chance, San Fransisco… I do not know (encore) but it looks gorgeous.
    The houses are beautiful, It must be difficult not to stop at all fronts to take a picture ^^
    For what is of airbnb, I find the great principle!! And I have very often use (London, Amsetrdam, NYC …)
    Enjoy your few days many on-site (He looks to make beautiful and more :-D), It is eager to read more.

    • 21 April 2016 at 18:51

      Nan but I get mad I stop me all the 3 meters to take a house in picture it makes me hysterical :D

  3. 21 April 2016 at 9:34

    I do the American West this summer including San Francisco, I look forward !!!

  4. 21 April 2016 at 9:37

    I also use airbnb with which I have always had good experiences. En revanche, knowing that a large part of housing available on airbnb are today housing allocated full-time to the renting of tourism, have you thought about the impact of these practices on the real estate market ? I think for example to the communities that are crowded out of district where they were historically located, because of the soaring prices linked to the development of airbnb (This is a real problem in the United States – There were a lot of articles recently about Chinese communities in Chinatown – but I imagine that it concerns many territories around the world).

    • 21 April 2016 at 18:48

      Yes now I'm careful, I try to stay really homestay, here for example I have a room in a roommate with Americans. It is a real problem in lots of cities, in Paris as in the swamp is a disaster. But good airbnb is not really responsible rather the owners who do this illegally (There are many who do this in my building I found AC abused super).

      • 24 April 2016 at 3:18

        Oui, Finally you can not completely clear Airbnb nor !
        It is a little too easy to say “It's the fault of the owners …”

        Just not. First, It is because of sites like airbnb this mode to rent his apartment was ultra developed (one speaks also of the owners who do not report to the taxes they earn by renting their accommodation ?! …)
        On the other hand, the problem raised intelligently by flower, is not just a question of smallholders.
        In many cities in the US that are very tourist, and in particular San Francisco precisely, These are developers who bought numerous accommodations to rent through airbnb ! It is far from small owners who abuse their housing rental ….

        And because of these promoters, the “real people” are more successful finding housing to live simply.
        Rents are soaring because of the housing shortage.

        The problem develops power 1000 à Paris (who is already a city saturated and housing shortages for a long time). Since airbnb, lots of developers rush into the breach, redeem housing galore, whole buildings, and put rental on airbnb where they are c * gold.
        All of this obviously, at the expense of middle-class people who painfully seek to access the property in Paris.

        Enfin bon, as you are done you offer your trip to San Francisco by airbnb, one suspects that you're not going to question their services, their methods of control, or even questioning one minute which they are originally.

        Happy holidays sponsored.

        • 25 April 2016 at 10:36

          Well you got to me well escalated air, I also note that it is your first comment here, It's not pretty pretty land screaming like that for the 1st time…

          I am familiar with the problem faced by some cities because I am much interested in the issue. But I do not agree with the fact that airbnb is responsible for.

          It is as if it was said that sellers of backpacks are the cause of pick pockets. Backpacks is convenient, It is tempting to use a, but it facilitates the work of pick pockets. Who is the person to blame in this case ?

          I'm not only by the airbnb because although they invited me, but because I am a user of the first hour of their platform, both for rent my apartment when I'm travelling for rent abroad because I prefer thousand times that at the hotel. And I demonstrated on many occasions to each of my trips (not offered).

          It's cities to review their policies to avoid these problems, and the owners to stay within the law (and I do not see where you saw that I was talking about “smallholders” ?), a well fucked service disappear not.

      • 25 April 2016 at 16:27

        Hello Eleonore,
        Regular reader of your blog, It is also my first comment here.
        I have no doubt your sincerity on AirBnB and what you write, you have accustomed us to be frank.
        However, on the bottom, I understand what say Marjorie and flower.
        I'm not for the disappearance of this service but can not clear a platform such as AirBnB by saying that it is not really responsible and that it is only the fault of owners (big or small) unscrupulous. Hasn't means of control somewhat what happens via its website ? It's the same it that puts people in connection... Rely solely on the fact that users must be virtuous, It is somewhat illusory. otherwise, the basis of the site (in my opinion, I am not a specialist) which was to enable travellers Lodge at the inhabitant, a different experience, today is very misguided. Should a company not wonder about its impact and how more and more people turn away how to use the proposed service ?
        Enfin, I imagine that the municipalities already have huge problems in the management of housing. AirBnB adds to this complexity. Inspections have a cost and fraud is not readily ascertainable. I read that Berlin had decided to toughen its policy towards such platforms of tourist rental... Maybe Paris there will come a day...

        • 25 April 2016 at 19:37

          I understand but nevertheless I do not share your opinion is not up to them to make the police lies with the State. Everyone stays in its place

  5. Jerem Jlct
    21 April 2016 at 9:53

    Follow ! It has nice air these apps

  6. Jerem Jlct
    21 April 2016 at 9:56

    Should be used more apps like this for the next trips

  7. 21 April 2016 at 10:32

    Thanks for taking the time to write as complete articles !
    I'm still learning a lot of things.

    I often used your tips to prepare my stays, I've also taken in by Tiago in Lisbon.
    This was my first stay in love with my current mate, his first trip to Lisbon, you have allowed me to score points ;-)

    Soon I'm leaving London, a city that I start to know but I'm going to discover to my boyfriend, It houses in Shoreditch, I planned to search finest on your blog to enrich my address book.

  8. 21 April 2016 at 10:33

    Oh but its gives really want to go there, and then everything you could see and do while traveling, its also it's inspiring :)

  9. 21 April 2016 at 11:02

    You make me dream. I'll be in San Francisco (and, for the first time, in an Airbnb, Mission) early may. I can not wait ! Enjoy !

  10. 21 April 2016 at 11:04

    Oh I too look forward to seeing your article, I'm going this summer also!
    I have a small question on the management of travel photo goals. You take what objectives with you on a trip? Which used tu for your photos in the city? Merci beaucoup

    • 21 April 2016 at 18:58

      It depends on travel, often I take my 5 d mark II with my 50mm f1.2 but there I took only my fujifilm xt-1 with an 18mm and a 35mm ;)

  11. 21 April 2016 at 11:50

    This small house is dark on the ground (and make the rolls), so, I would like to have a room in the attic with the small colored skylight ! I love your photos of buildings and doors, you have an eye that me please !

  12. 21 April 2016 at 11:52

    I so agree with what you say… Make the tourist and get drowned in the french media who are all like you… yuck! Last year at this time I am part qques days in London with my mother, and it was complicated because it, exactly, She followed the herd, She wanted to go in the souvenir shops where everyone will, etc… In a few days I am going to Madrid and I have my little program, things I want to visit obviously, but also to live the city as its inhabitants. I also have the advantage of having a tonton down, so I will be total immersion :)
    But most of the time I try also with airbnb (except with the man who want him go nowhere elsewhere than at the hotel, live with people it not plugged)… It's so different!

    Benefits many of your trip to San Francisco and make us a nice report :)
    Bonne journée !

    • 21 April 2016 at 19:02

      Should make him test a super airbnb once weekend surprise ^^

  13. 21 April 2016 at 12:12

    San Francisco… that is what I liked this city, its houses, its energy ! Benefits good of your journey as I am with pleasure !
    Sinon, comme toi, I think eventually integrate me an additional line in my budget next time, my smartphone is also essential in trip for me and the wifi (Yet overall well presented to the US) not more enough for me ;)

  14. Kkiki Ahmed
    21 April 2016 at 13:07

    Best city in the world according to me !

  15. 21 April 2016 at 14:46

    I j & rsquo; like “run” everywhere, I am so excited in travel that I can't stay really asked, Although I also like wandering in a park, a cup of tea and do some shopping, I like to combine the two, visits and quieter strolls ! But I like to organize my visit depending on what I want to see in the city : Sometimes a Museum, other times a castle, a monument to admire… And walks in the City course, which also allow me to see the city through the eyes of the premises ! It's a bit like that that I organized me when I discover my city, beautiful must-see monuments, walks in the pretty streets, a stop at my favorite tea room, a break in a lovely Park… :)

  16. 21 April 2016 at 16:12

    Your way to prepare your travel it's my Holy Grail! But how do you do level timing? You you will take a long time in advance? Because this must still take a crazy time! Not on Airbnb I spent easily a few evenings before getting a good plan!
    I note for the sim card, I remember in New Zealand to go squat the campsite to bust the wifi (paying!) :-)

    • 21 April 2016 at 19:06

      Yes I am preparing quite in advance, before I bought a blank guide of moleskine city and I noticed my inside addresses, now I use mapstr and I filled it as and. If I know that I have a stopover in aircraft I also often do that here to pass the time ^^

  17. 21 April 2016 at 17:50

    Oh thank you, a small shoot of pastel houses, ça fait du bien. Frisco, a great souvenir of travel and a city I hope to review one of these days – but rather thanks to a home Exchange, my favorite travel mode. And also complete immersion in the local life to kick.

  18. 22 April 2016 at 11:00

    Funny, I was trying to give up San Francisco/Los Angeles this summer because of the crazy prices of hotels or motels even remote towns. I will look at if it could be more affordable via air bnb… Even if, this is stupid, I'm sticking with apprehension to leave my business at the inhabitant :|

    • 23 April 2016 at 17:17

      I had trouble me as at the beginning but you know at the hotel there was a bunch of people circulating in your room when you're not there ;)

  19. 22 April 2016 at 14:01

    I dream of San Francisco since long. I look forward to your articles on the city. Enjoy your stay well :)

  20. 22 April 2016 at 15:47

    What chance!I am trying to arrange my trip to London with husband and baby boy.auras tu address Airbnb or b&b avce mamie and scones for example?Thanks in advance!and what address for a lover of scones?had mailed you an article but I find it more!

  21. 22 April 2016 at 19:54

    I love reading your blogs of travel it gives me a lot of ideas… more I scheduled to leave in September in Nevada and
    California for one can less 3 of weeks. But I know how to organize me, between what I want to do and could do, the choice is difficult…. thank you for making us dream !!!!

  22. 26 April 2016 at 0:49

    Really very nice article, I'll add San Francisco to my wish list wish ;)

    Do you know the wifi box? Ca was discovered last year with my lover in the Japan and since I swears by it when traveling: USA, Italy and even Paris (I'm Switzerland). More and more online platforms in rent, It's not hyper expensive, any small/lightweight, It works for multiple devices at the same time, you will have it deliver to any address abroad, an envelope pre-paid for the return and you 4G partouuuuuut! (Yes, the 4G is life!)

    PS: This is my first comment here but I am a follower of your lovely blog since around 10 years already.. I still love as much reading you anyway, merci :)

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