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We arrived about mid-day. Whilst on the bus I'd read in the lonely planet that this hostel (Student International) did pick-ups from the bus, so I rang them. The guy who did the pick-ups wasn't there but they said get a cab and they'll refund upto $12 (fair enough) the thing was that he checked which address I had and as they had a fire last year …
I have finally made it and am in Hollywood! Of course I am staying the finest hotel - the Student Inn International - don't know if you've heard of it!! Its across the road from the kodak theatres - where they hold the Oscars. Apparently thats the only time the stars come to "Hollywood downtown" and the rest of the time they are in Santa Monica or …
... and photos as I'd finally bought some blue-tak (or putty as the Americans call it)!
The forecast was good, and everything seemed in place to have a great day at Venice beach, until it came to getting there! Google maps mislead us. We got on a bus, and soon realised we weren't heading in the direction of the coast. We asked the bus driver who spoke broken English, however he seemed more interested in finding out if we'd heard of the Beatles and ...
Made it to Los Angeles safe and sound. Had a great flight, with nobody next to us, so just perfect. American customs not something I'd want to do everyday! All good now - sitting back with a soothing Bourbon ahhhh! Missing my beautiful girls xxxx On route to Vancouver now and a nice meal and a good sleep - ready to face Whistler tomorrow. Fantastic meal at the local pub. Wine & beers while watching ice hockey on the big screen - when in ...
... and Cantonese non-existant.
We got this much, anyway:
He asks: do you meditate?
I say: yes
He asks: what method?
I am not sure how to answer. What particular school of Buddhism? I don’t know.
So I say: I stop thinking.
He says: Yes yes. Stop thinking.
We went back to our books.
Later we talked again. He has met the Dalai Lama twice. Once ...