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Los Angeles

Days 2 - 5

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LA Day 2
Started the morning with traditional pancakes, the set out to discover our surroundings.
Not too far into the journey we found an awesome shoe outlet store called 'off Broadway' on Sunset Blvd. Happy with our purchases there ☺.
From there we searched and found the LA Ink store, (no sign of Kat Von D) however the awesome mural out the back made the visit worthwhile (see photo).
Walked back to Hollywood Bvld and found an American Eagle store which was pretty good. For Dinner we went for the Italian option (at a traditional style Italian Restaurant) for Pizza. The worlds largest Medium Pizza to ever be discovered.
Our discovery of Hollywood consisted of an 8km trek.

LA Day 3
We woke up early so caught the Bus to Santa Monica. From there we started to walk to Venice beach but found a bike hire store – so hired a tandem bicycle and rode to Venice Beach. Checked out Muscle Beach – no muscles in action. Saw a standoff in place, where some one had barricaded themself in their car, so police, and fire department where all in attendance. Rest of Venice Beach was sealed off. Turned our bike around and headed back to Santa Monica. Caught up with friends who have just moved to LA, and had a late lunch at Tex Mex, apparently you can sometimes spot a celeb there, however that was not the case on this occasion. Then we checked out Griffith Observatory, with great views of all of LA, and even the Hollywood sign. FYI - Hollywood – Santa Monica = a very long bus ride (about an hour each way).

LA Day 4
Hubby feeling under the weather (recurring sinus infection) but still managed to head downtown to meet other friends. They took us to an awesome roof top bar (local knowledge only), then off for Korean BBQ in Korea town. Amazing food, great company, then after much Korean alcohol, we ended up at some Karaoke Bar. The rest is history – however our tip for anyone visiting downtown LA is the Korean Taxi Company. We were driven from Korea Town in a nice new Lexus four-wheel drive, back to Hollywood for $15. This taxi service, will even drive you home, in your own car (if you’ve had too much to drink) and then get someone else to come and pick them up. Again – local knowledge – but they are happy to drive anyone around. Crawled into bed way too late – considering we are flying to Vegas on Day 5.

LA / Vegas Day 5
Woke up feeling like someone had knocked us over the head with a sledge hammer. However the show must go on. Ordered our shuttle for lunch time, and headed to the US Post office, so we could send some things to Minnesota (a stop in another couple of weeks). Then to a coffee shop!!! After coffee we went to Areeba (not sure of spelling) record store. It was about 1000 sq mtrs of records, cds etc. Then onto shuttle bus for longest ever ride to airport. Got to airport and at Delta it seemed like the place had just been evacuated. There were 6 people in the check in line. Got our boarding passes – and were issued with an Exit row – SCORE! The down side is we were charged $25 EACH, for having check in luggage. Word of advice for anyone travelling to multiple stops across the US – avoid checking in luggage where possible. After a short flight on a commuter plane – only 76 passengers, we were in Vegas. Since we were so exhausted from our night out – the awe of Las Vegas passed us by and we sadly had a quiet night.

Posted by Seanjo 22:32 Archived in USA

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