Coral Sands Motel
Travel Blogs from Los Angeles
... br> seen much of what is on your back doorstep. So don't be surprised
when you reach a country, go to one or two cities and feel you
haven't seen much of that country either...countries can be HUGE!
China, India, Australia, USA just to name a few of the larger places
we went and whilst we made the most of the time we had, we definitely
didn't see it all. 10 months and 16 countries is a tall order and so
we had to chose wisely on where we wanted to go in ...
... anymore! Luckily the old guy drinking whiskey from a brown paper bag turned out to be very knowledgeable in the use of the machines and we got everything sorted.
We'd also wanted to get to a homeless shelter to donate all the warm clothes we wouldn't need anymore but luckily Salim took them for us.
Finally recovered, we could get on with seeing LA. We borrowed a couple of bikes from Kiki and Salim to head down to the beach. The bikes ...
...really doesn't mean "island time" when you're still in the states.
I was scheduled to fly to Sydney via Nani on Fiji Airways at 11:30 tonight. As soon as my Southwest flight from ABQ to LAX landed, I grabbed my checked baggage and booked it to the International Terminal. I arrived to check in at 10:31 (flight departs at ...
... or our poorer NZ cousins (haha, I'm joking, honest, I love you guys...wait, is there even anyone from NZ reading this? Never mind!) Hilarity, hijinks, and lots of cheap alcohol ensue, and by the end of the night I can't remember much, but I'm pretty sure that everyone had a great night! I think! The next day I decided to take it a little easier. After getting up rather late I headed off to a nearby DFO called "The Castle" (sadly not in the shape of an actual castle!) for ...
... The array of different foods and smells were unbelievable.
The shops at The Grove were all upmarket but there were still a few that lured me in. One of these was "Barnes & Noble" the wonderful amazing bookshop. I could have stayed inside its 3 floors for hours, and they don't mind if you do, in fact they provide lovely comfy chairs for you to lounge in and read their books.
I gave the credit card ...