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What a peculiar departure.
I travelled between cities as dusk fell to get to the right airport. The moon was big and beautiful and sat fatly on a distant ridge. I pulled off the highway and scrambled up a steep slope to take a photo. Then lost my glasses. Then searched for ages with a headlamp and failed to find them. I am nearsighted, but can get by with care.
Then, near midnight, I found out from a cab ...
Then the panic struck me, i was looking for my phone and yes my iPhone has went missing. I decided to look in my bag before i mention anything to the crew. I checked and double checked, but its definitely not here. So i say to the crew, and they also help me check my bag.. Nope NOT here… So Sam who is the Manager for TCS based in wigmore House, Head Office. Allows me to us her mobile to call the hotel, nope not there… ...
... about my trip, but then I used the call box. I was taken to Custom hotel by the shuttle which was only ten mins away.
Check in was quick and the staff at the reception were very helpful.
My room was very nice and cosy with views of the airport. I dropped my suitcase at the reception to be stored for ...
... and a sight to see.Wednesday 19th. We start the day with a cull and repack of our stuff.As expected it does not go well. There is tension when I have to ditch stuff and clothes go first. The lonley planet Sth America guide book gets left behind as expected being a kilo in weight. I knew it would go but was in denial since leaving Australia.Once this is done we head to the the post office to mail home a box of stuff wighing 14lbs. This cost 100 dollars plus! A lot of ...
... of the beach is "Muscle Beach" which consists of some basketball courts and outdoor weight equipment. We saw one old guy (maybe 80) who was heavily tanned and wearing a speedo. Now we have to wash our eyes!! Along with the usual T-shirt shops there are tattoo parlours and a "Venice Beach Physician" where medical marijuana was prescribed and dispensed. The requirements ...
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