El Patio Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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I pulled into Portland around 11 at night, and followed quina's instructions to get the light rail to the bus stop where she would meet me. My first pleasant surprise was seeing a map of the subway inside the rail, with a led display that showed the next station, plus a voice that announced it! Finally, a public transport system that wasn't a nightmare to navigate if you weren't familiar with it! I met Quina at the bus stop, and we went to her house in the suburbs ...
... first incredibly rude person we met on the whole trip - trust it to be an American!) but eventually caved in knowing the town was just to big to see on foot, and one tour that particularly appealed offered a close look at the Hollywood sign. Like everything else out there though, it was celebrity obsessed, and included a tour of celebrity houses. It was very odd - driving around in a sort of open topped minibus, a constant stream of jokes and sound effect gags played by our guide - and ...
... of "The Longest Ride" starring Alan Alda and Britt Robertson at the Chinese Theater and the road was closed off and the red carpet was out and the stars were there giving interviews. Very cool. Next time I will make sure to have a bit more time in that area and walk around the shops in the mall there (Hollywood and Highland shopping center) and perhaps go for a movie there one evening. Such a nice place ...
... which may be a fan club, or a film studio, record company, broadcaster, or other sponsor involved with the prospective honouree.
Presentation ceremonies are open to the public, and we happened to be walking down just as Will Ferrell was being inducted into the Walk of Fame accompanied by John C. Reilly and Molly Sherman. So on our first day in Hollywood we have already seen three celebrities! Not bad going right?! There were obviously paparazzi everywhere ...
... system seems to revolve around having access to a car. Public transport is cheap but slow, and the distances you have to cover between destinations are big (hence why I'm still sat on this friggin bus). So tips... avoid Hollywood, don't avoid Santa Monica or Santa Barbara, public transport is dodgy at night, hire a car if you can afford it, ohh and head up to to Mulholland Avenue after sunset, or before sunrise if you're weird; you won't be disappointed! On to San ...