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Travel Blogs from Los Angeles
In comparison to yesterday, today has been easy. We got up at 8ish and sorted out the suitcase that we are sending back. It's now booked, so should be being collected from our hotel in San Francisco on Friday and should be back in Dorset by 7th April! We eventually left the hotel room at 10:30 and checked out and then went to the valet and waited for the van. I'd actually missed it - despite the crippling spine pain - ...
... at one stage for 20 minutes. Luckily we came across a comedy channel on the radio which at least passed the time. The radio in the rental car is a satellite radio with 100's of channels and you pick the 'theme' of music you want to listen to.
... US$5 (20%) of the total value of my groceries!
Unlike San Francisco, I had been warned that Los Angeles was not a 'centralised' city - everyone recommended hiring a car but I will try to resist. I have looked at the map and circled the things I want to see and do. They are quite 'scattered' but I have been told by the Reception 'guy' that you can get to these areas using the local Metro bus system. Maybe one day I will 'brave' driving on the right side of the road!
... street art, lots of summer shops. Walking, we are surrounded by skateboarders, bikers, roller bladers, skate parks and a 'hipster medicinal marijuana store'. It's where you go to get marijuana, and the guys are walking around the streets with marijuana advertisement shirts. Err, yeah..again...Welcome to America!
We checked out the skatepark and quickly went to a good sunset spot over Venice beach - we ...
... popped afterwards so decided to have an early night catch up on some blog writing and Internet searching for our next stops; we bought 6 bottles of beer each and a nachos plate from Walgreens, Ross or me didn't even get checked for id, they're not as strict as you think over here. If your confident and not all fidgety and over chatty(nervous talk) they don't seem to bother asking for it. and went to the room to watch the VMAs, which we didn't realise was down in Santa Monica; ...
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