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I will talk and Hollywood will listen.

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. image

The lifeguard stations on Venice Beach are true baywatch style!

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Feet in the Pacific Ocean for the first time…

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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!

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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.

imageMr Spielberg look just what you’re missing!

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.

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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.

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Dreaming of LA

Ever since I was little, I’ve always dreamed of driving down Sunset Boulevard in an open top car. There’s just something about Los Angeles that has always drawn me. Having said that, most people I’ve spoken to have said it’s a dump!

Hmmm. We shall see. I’m going to Hollywood baby!!

lsWe’re only actually in Los Angeles for two nights. Enough time to sing Caaallifooorniaaaaaaaa a few times and that’s about it. I have no idea where we’re staying as of yet, but I think we might try out Air B n B?

Here are some things I’d like to do:

1) Find the Hollywood sign.

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This is obligatory. I want a stupid selfie in front of it. My brother went on a similar quest for the Hollywood sign and said it took him hours to find it, and several locals when asked had absolutely no idea where it was. The Hollywood sign will eternally remind me of the earth-shattering ending to the reality TV show, The Hills. (hey linz)

Hahaha. Linsey and I used to watch this show a lot as teenagers and then the ending was like a massive WTF!!!!!?? The most postmodern happening of my life so far. Deep.

2) Go to the walk of fame

wof3Because it’s cool!!!

3) Universal Studios

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Again, because it’s cool. Might be pricey, so unsure if we will go or not. But Tom’s been before and the Desperate Housewives set was there! OMG Wisteria Lane! Also, the original house from Psycho is there. Oh hi Norman Bates.

4) Pretend to be Marissa on the beach.

All together now. CAlllforrniaiaiaaaaaaa.

 

Getting quite excited!

46 days to go. I repeat. There are 46 days remaining!!!

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