Benjamin visted San Francisco with his best friend Fiona in 2000.

They spent ten days falling in love with the city, and exploring every street, hill and café. It was probably just as well that they walked everywhere, as the two of them consumed more food in that city than either of them would have thought possible.

Benjamin's pathological fear of bridges meant that he got halfway across the Golden Gat Bridge before stopping, apparently unable to move.  Benjamin's phobia manifests itself in a frightening desire to throw everything he is carrying into the water below!

He is also scared of heights, flying and stickers...  Stickers make Benjamin violent.  He once threw a tub of butter at his brother for sticking a pricetag on his forehead!