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Monday, April 24, 2006

San Francisco: Cable Cars.

Cable car is definitely one of the most unique offering in the city of San Francisco. Guess it has to do with the fact that SF is a city full of slopes. Highs and lows are everywhere. You think small cc cars like Kancil and Kembara could survive in this city? Think again!

Most of the slopes can be extremely steep. Hence taking the cable car is a great idea.

However, if I am a local, I doubt if I will take the cable car because each trip costs USD5, regardless of the distance you travel.

Even with the high fare, cable cars are always full with travellers/visitors from all over the world.

Yes, it indeed is a must for all the visitors, even if we have to risk our lives standing like this throughout the entire ride.

No trip to SF is considered complete without trying the cable car.

With the breathtaking view while riding the cable car, who cares about the high fare?

The brake-system of the cable car is really awesome. Imagine going down a steep hill like this, and having almost 30-40 ppl in the vehicle, the cable car still has the ability to stay stable ... phew!

12 Comments:

Blogger Egghead said...

cannot hitch-hike meh? LOL!

9:16 PM

 
Blogger mom2ashley said...

we never got onto the cable car when we were at SF. they never seemed to wanna stop for us though. how does it work? do you pay on board?

9:28 PM

 
Blogger Greenapple said...

egghead .. hehe, good idea actually, but there will always be a very experienced conductor on the cable car ... that, would never happen! =)

mom2ashley, I certainly knows what you mean, hence the best way is to join the LONG LONG queue in the final 'terminal', wait for the previous travellers to get off, then hop on it. Yes, you pay on board. We got the City passes, which entitled us to unlimited ride. We thought it was a great deal.

11:32 PM

 
Blogger Ariel said...

Hey, it looks and operates like the Melbourne city trams! Although I don't recall people perching so dangerously out like that...

12:01 PM

 
Anonymous maria @ twinsmom said...

Gosh... you are riding on an antique!!!!

10:50 PM

 
Blogger Zara's Mama said...

San Francisco's cable car is really a sight.

Did you go to the street which is the curviest street in the world? I forgot what it was called already.

12:36 PM

 
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