Well hi there, I’m coming at you through the cornflakes of Los Angeles!
LA has been our first AirBnB experience and it’s been great! We found the apartment no problem, and weren’t sure which room was ours so picked one and dumped our bags. Turned out the room belonged to Ben, who when we apologised, said “don’t worry, you’re in California now, we’re all friends here!” Ben is actually from Melbourne, Australia, and kindly gave us a lift to the beach true Aussie style – barefoot and with his surfboard in the front seat. It was lovely to get some info from someone who lives locally so we followed his reccomendations and went to check out the canal and Venice Beach.
The lifeguard stations on Venice Beach are true baywatch style!
Feet in the Pacific Ocean for the first time…
It was a super duper sunny day. In the evening we walked along the pier to watch the surfers and the fishermen as the sun set. It was so lovely!
Today we got up early to get to the Hollywood walk of fame and sign. I must admit I did a lot of squeeling when we first spotted the Hollywood sign, so bloody excited!
I knew I’d make it to Hollywood one day, haha!
The walk of fame was pretty cool too, and as we were there fairly early, it wasn’t too busy.
We then decided to spend the rest of the day at Universal Studios. I really enjoyed the studio tour where you could see loads of sets and facades of buildings that they use in films.
I was super excited by the Bates Motel and house haha!
Overall, it was a really fun, jam-packed and expensive day. Off to Hawaii tomorrow!
Things that made me laugh:
-Eating our tea in a Mexican fast food place sat next to a Charlie Chaplin impersonator.
– Tom knocking over an enormous stack of trays in said restaurant.
– A dog dressed as a lady in the animals from the movies show at Universal.
Things that surprised me:
– There are vast amounts of homeless people in LA.
– The public transport is absolutely appalling so we’ve had to use Uber cabs to get around.
– For the three taxi rides so far, all the drivers have been women.