I spent a week in San Francisco before going to Russia to teach English. Here is a photo from Telegraph Hill, of the bay and part of the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco, California is a lovely city built on hills above the bay and bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Golden Gate Bridge reaches from Presidio Park, across the opening to San Francisco Bay, to Sausalito. It reminds me of scenes from Istanbul, which I often visited until I moved to southern Turkey.