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We planned to get around a fair bit today and so grabbed a day pass on the hop on/hop off LA service. This would let us connect to a network of buses which could get us all over. We caught our first bus up on Santa Monica Blvd, and headed out and down through Beverly Hills where we transferred to a service out to Santa Monica Beach. A very warm day so the open topped bus provided relief with a nice breeze + clear views. The trip down to ...
... which to me looks like it is from the TV show Graceland) where we sunbathed a bit more. Hannah's flight is tonight so we left at 3:30 and when we got back to the hotel I went for a swim in the pool. I then came back up to my room to have a shower and realised I had severely burnt my whole back! Drew also messaged us grand trek lot and told us that our new leader, Nicole, is a really ...
... tried to charge us for the unordered dessert. Good way to get your tip reduced.
Maybe our talk had been a little anti-american as we had been discussing the stupidity of their gun laws, against the background of repeated mass murders and the laughable notion of guns in schools. Maybe someone overheard and decided to prank us. Hope the americans on the table that ended up with the unordered meal didnt pay either.
... local insights from the lovely commentator on the bus.
We decided to take a drive to Santa Monica as the sun was setting since it was less than hour from Hollywood. We took a walk a long the pier and watched the sun set. There were so many people! Santa Monica pier is the western end of Route 66 - that's an adventure for another time!
We had an authentic American dinner at Johnny Rocket's diner before heading back to our hotel in Hollywood.
... to do and not do when snorkeling in the bay (if you sign the guest register after the movie, if you return to the bay within 365 days you won’t need to watch the movie again). I brought my own mask and snorkel but rented fins and a locker for my things. The snorkeling in the bay was quite good since the depth is fairly shallow, you could see a lot of fish. I saw the biggest parrotfish I’ve ever seen in my life; this thing was huge.
I got the 3:30pm bus ...