Travel Blogs from Los Angeles, United States

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Why are gas or petrol prices rising? Dumb answers, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Why are gas or petrol prices rising? Dumb answers

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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As you may or not know, we are running out of oil on this planet. Yes, that's right. It's about time we found another planet or two for all us. In the meantime, we've got to put up higher gas prices at the pump. China increased its prices 16-18% ...

LA, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

LA

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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LA is a monster. It could eat you up; spit you out and it's clear that it's done that to many people already. Never seen so many daoine as a mheabhair in all my life..not even in NYC. It's basically many cities in one massive suburb so a car is ...

Introducing Carlie, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Introducing Carlie

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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After having a long long sleep the day before, we had to be up at 6AM to meet Carlie, Megan's sister, at the airport.  Eventually after seeing her come out last from the arrival gate we headed off to catch the train to the new hotel in ...

Super Bowl Sunday, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Super Bowl Sunday

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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With my brain cursing me I woke up to a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, not talking some digestives with bistro but a US cooked breakfast with American-style biscuits and a type of thick gravy made from, actually no idea but was just what was needed ...

Getting ready, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Getting ready

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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Hello Everyone,      I am getting packed and ready for my trip. I am just finishing up the last minute details and I will be off early tomorrow ...

Nadi to Los Angeles - Day 291, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Nadi to Los Angeles - Day 291

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Hasn't quite hit home that I'm flying back to the UK tonight after nearly 11 months away. My flight leaves Nadi at 10.50pm and I arrive in LA at 1pm on the same day. I effectively reach the US before I left Fiji due to crossing the International ...

LA to San Fran only 12 hours?! Part 1, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

LA to San Fran only 12 hours?! Part 1

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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Tuesday 5th October I awoke 'again' at about 7:30. I think i had just experienced what they call jetlag. As i had woken up every hour on the hour throughout the night. We had until 12:30pm to catch our train from Union street Station in the heart ...

LA Story, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

LA Story

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... lives in LA.  As I hadn't seen her in 6 years we met up with her for dinner one night which was great and an added bonus to the whole US trip. All in all as much as we're excited about getting back on the road, we'll be quite sad leaving the ...

A Long Day, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

A Long Day

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... to head home to Australia and surprise our family and friends for Christmas (shhh it's a secret!) we needed to find our way to Los Angeles for our flight home to Sydney, a ticket we bought in secret back in June.  We packed up our stuff, shocked ...

Drinking in LA, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Drinking in LA

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... with this highlighted as a different person would be on the desk when we returned later.    After a day in downtown Los Angeles which to be honest was boring as hell we caught the bus back to Inglewood.  With honest intentions the first ...

Leaving Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Leaving Los Angeles

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... also know this to be true-- and those who don't, only want me to be safe, dodging gunfire in the streets of Los Angeles instead of dodging child beggars in Cambodia. I understand their concern, even if they are wrong. The preparation for the journey ...

Saying Our Goodbyes, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Saying Our Goodbyes

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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We are very very thankful for all our great friends, families, and colleagues that have supported this decision and gave us a proper send off. We will miss you all but hope to stay connected through this ...

Wednesday 7 May, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Wednesday 7 May

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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Wednesday 7 May   Today we drove to LA - which was not an uneventful or easy undertaking. We got a little lost, got seriously stuck in a big traffic jam (1 hour to do 2 miles), drove thru Santa Barbara, Malibu and Hollywood (past Beverly Hills) ...

A shopping mall where you can also fly from, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

A shopping mall where you can also fly from

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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These days airports are more like shopping malls. Have you ever missed your flight because it has taken so long to navigate your way through the stores to get to your gate? Have you ever been to this SkyMall? ...

United, We Stand, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

United, We Stand

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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... plane and go have breakfast on us. Voucher worth $5.50. Come back at 9:00. Got in line to contact LAN Chile Airlines. Please United, see if I can make another connection. Answer. NO. Wait and see. 9:00 AM We have a good plane. Please reboard. By ...

San Diego & Los Angeles, San Diego & Los Angeles, United States travel blog

San Diego & Los Angeles

A travel blog entry by borthscouse

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... that I did not at any point swing from your chandeliers, mainly because you don’t have any chandeliers. If you did have a chandelier, I cannot guarantee that I wouldn’t have tried it. To view my San Diego and Los Angeles album, click here ...

Don't Moan, Get on the Phone, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Don't Moan, Get on the Phone

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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... was completely out of view. The Big Breakfast had not prepared me for that. I found a bench outdoors, under the blue Los Angeles sky (only slightly dinged by brown smog and cigarette puffers), and watched the tour buses drive past, headed for ...

Shiny Metal Guy, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Shiny Metal Guy

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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All you can make pancakes for breakfast seemed like a fitting way to wake up on my first full day in America, could still have done with a muffin though. Met a Chinese guy, whose name I never got, while munching on my third and best pancake attempt ...

Coming to America, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Coming to America

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... the US coast it was a clear blue sky day as the Air New Zealand flight came in over the sprawling city blocks of Los Angeles below stretching out to the surrounding hills beneath a film of smog. Filling out the immigration card I did have some ...

Thursday 8 May, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Thursday 8 May

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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Thursday 8 May   Disneyland ...   We woke early and drove to Disney about 5 miles away. We parked quite easily (yes they charged us $25NZ to park) and took the train to the park entrance. There we decided to buy a one day pass for ...

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Los Angeles

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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The US lures in Chinese tourists and investors, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

The US lures in Chinese tourists and investors

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Last week we heard about trips of Chinese investors heading over to the US to snap up cheap recession-hit properties. This week, there's stories about efforts to entice Chinese tourists to their Dream Destination - the U S of A. ...

Skating in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Skating in Santa Monica

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Today we jumped on a local bus and headed to Santa Monica Pier.  We had a bit of a craving so we figured we'd have a yummy hot-dog for lunch.  Unfortunately the food on the pier wasn't the best and our hot-dogs looked like they had been made on ...

LA, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

LA

A travel blog entry by itsem

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I flew into LA ready to meet Anita who was flying over from Hawaii. This was not the best planned of my trips and began with a taxi taking me to our hotel that we had booked over the internet, 10 minutes from the airport. It was not until around 20 ...

Finding the Itch, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Finding the Itch

A travel blog entry by dane

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My friend Deanne lives in LA now.  For most of her life, her last name was Itchon, which is probably one of the cooler names out there.  But now she's married, and her last name is Campos, which isn't nearly as exotic and I refuse to call her ...

City of Delight, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

City of Delight

A travel blog entry by bobsonthegreat

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The second largest city in America has enjoyed a number of stereotypes and criticisms both in the media, and in the opinions of various people I have spoken to. With the number of people who told me they hated it (mostly us English) I looked to ...

The Truth About Food Poisoning, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

The Truth About Food Poisoning

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... Unidos, I found the experience in the Los Angeles air terminal interesting.  It was the first time in the United States that I experienced the announcements in Spanish before English.  Sometimes the Spanish ones were much longer and I thought ...

Star Struck in Hollywood, Venice Beach Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Star Struck in Hollywood

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Jet lagged, we reluctantly dragged ourselves out of bed at 11.30. The previous evening we'd decided against doing a guided tour of Universal studios as we only have one day – we want to go out and see the city instead and hopefully spot Beckham. ...

LA Baby!!, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

LA Baby!!

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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... at all. We took off at about 16:15 with an 11.5 hour flight and 8 hours time difference, we were aiming to arrive at Los Angeles at about 9/10pm. We weren't quite sure, but our pilot for the day thought it best to take us the scenic route, instead of ...

Letter from America, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, United States travel blog

Letter from America

A travel blog entry by jawad

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As we flew into Los Angeles International the views of the city were imposing, the shear size of it was simply overwhelming. Having seen greater London a few times from the air I am used to viewing vast metropolises but L.A. (with block after block of ...

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