About the Book
This book is an account of my trip to San Francisco with my sister, Becky, from July 5th to July 13th, 2011. I was actually there on a business trip. Becky -- a.k.a. "Ms Wasden" -- took advantage of the hotel room and explored the city while I was in workshops. We met up later and on my days off to do things together. Throughout the trip we texted each other, our new favorite form of communication. Altogether, it was a fantastic trip with some fantastic photos and conversations to show for it. All of that has been put together in this book.
Amateur photographer and writer, Russell Wasden finds passion in exploring new cultures and countries. For the past twelve years he has taught ESL and Japanese in public schools in New York City. Currently he acts as Assistant Principal ESL at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens, where he oversees over 500 recently arrived immigrant students who speak over 13 different languages and come from over 40 countries around the world. Constantly searching to find the streets, alleys and pathways that have yet to be trodden by visitors and tourists, Russell firmly believes that the journey only begins when you see the world through "local eyes." Ultimately he would like to say that he has explored unknown streets and alleyways in all major countries and continents in the world.