Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Carmel-by-the-sea - Simply irresistable

On the third day's morning, mum and dad went to pick up their rental car to start their journey south of San Francisco heading for Carmel-by-the-sea, or simply Carmel. The car was an Audi Q7 SUV. They look awfully big when you see them in Hong Kong car-parks but they look just about the right size in California. The first complain they had was the slowness of the GPS and the keys are not the most intuitive. Guess it's all a case of getting used to.

Carmel is a small town pack full of little shops, restaurants and hotels. A stroll through the whole town would probably take you just over half-a-day. The word that mum like to describe these sort of places is quaint. This town is particularly dog friendly and you can see our brothers everywhere quietly waiting for a chance to grab a few hearty treats. Unlike Hong Kong, a lot of these hotels, shops and restaurants readily admit guests with dogs. Meanwhile, you are not supposed to wear high heels without a permit, in case you hurt yourself.

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