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Did not want to get up this morning but I must get my **** out of bed because it's SIX FLAAAAAAGS DAY!!! I'm so excited, the roller oysters look amazing and there is also a DC universe :) so early start and need to CityWalk for breakfast unfortunately nothing on the CityWalk opens until 9am (which I think is silly when the park opens at 9am, don't people want breakfast first!?). Ended up in Subway and it was actually really good (steak egg and cheese nom!!) ...
... Flustered, I gave him $3...on a $6 gas bill.
There is a giant billboard, unmistakeable as you drive out of LAX, which reads,
Welcome to Los Angeles
Poverty Wage Pop. 810, 648
I'm not sure if its a political statement. I doubt it's the City's official moniker. But it does serve as a sobering reminder of the importance of tipping.
The flight to LA was okay. I was still unwell but my ears weren't as bad. Bradden and I watched about 3 movies each and we arrived around 11.45am. We collected our bags and got a cab to our hostel. This cab was so expensive! Our cab driver was from Africa and heaps nice, though. When we got to our hostel we were told we couldn't check in for another hour. We left our bags and headed up the road and bang, Hollywood boulevard. It was crazy. We walked up and down and got some lunch ...
... is and the sun seems much gentler in this hemisphere. We should have been burnt to a crisp but although Peter and I have "got some colour" we didn't get burnt at all. Anyway we marched on towards Venice Beach keeping a lookout for David Hasslehoff or any other Baywatch wannabees. No luck, just ordinary Adonises and sundry demigods. The Venice end of the beach is in transition from edgy and cool to touristy and tacky. ...
... really well.
The Hollywood Boulevard strip was a hit with all, we got lots of photos and then dinner at the Hard Rock café was well received with Ben at the front of the line. He was so hungry he was even considering ordering two meals so we had to educate him that we are now in America. Leaving safely satisfied with fully bellies there was no need to stop for desert just pick up some of the Reece's ...
Other places to stay in Valencia
24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia | 4 star hotelfrom $151
- Small and charming
- A Hidden Gem
- Sean D at Hyatt Valencia
28508 Westinghouse Place, Valencia | 3 star hotelfrom $168
27710 The Old Road, Valencia | 3 star hotelfrom $118
- Great location for Six Flags visitors
- Perfect location for Magic Mountain trip
- Good value & very convenient for six flags
28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia | 3 star hotelfrom $133
27513 Wayne Mills Place, Valencia | 2 star hotelfrom $135
27413 Wayne Mills Place, Valencia | 1 star hotelfrom $98