Holiday Inn Express Century City
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... at the airport.
On Thursday I got up at 5am and got the 5:40am hotel shuttle to LAX for my American Airlines flight. Actually, there isn’t really a schedule for the shuttle, it runs continuously 24hrs/day. I wanted to be at the airport early though as I’ve seen legendary lines for security at LAX and didn’t want to get delayed in one. Again, I was lucky enough to have enough American gift cards saved up that I’ve received over the years that ...
... but both had failed. I wouldn’t recommend using either item to attempt to fix a car, especially in an area that gets hot as they are both not really designed for this function. The car had served us very well though, and the noise added to its character. It didn’t let us down once in the 5 weeks, and helped us survive some pretty dodgy places.
After getting back to Hollywood, we wandered about a bit and headed up to Runyon Canyon where ...
So it's my last night in Los Angeles and I'm starting to feel a little nervous about going off on my own. It's all very well being thousands of miles from home but when you have good friends around you who know where they're going, can help you with how much you're supposed to tip for different things (there are so many bloomin' rules) and can tell you the parts of the city you need to avoid, it does make this a whole lot more simple. I suppose I will get used to figuring these things out ...
... br> So Hollywood. What a crazy part of town. Not only is it jam packed with tourists (what? I'm a traveller, not a tourist ;) ) but there are crazy bums pushing around rubbish in shopping trolleys and talking to themselves. I even saw one dude sat on some steps wearing a crown. Like a full on crown jewels kind of crown. I'm about 80% sure it was the guy who played Hurley in Lost. Maybe he didn't like the ending either.
There was a great ...
... and asked to hold their hands and feet in (i'm assuming), star friendly cement so they can look awesome and cool in front of the Chinese theatre. *******n, they do actually look really cool though.
With this scummy neighbourhood feel in mind, let's move on to location, location, location. We had the cutest studio apartment (courtesy of Air B'n'B) a couple of minutes from Hollywood, right in the heart of it all. The apartment was stunning ...