Travel Blogs from South Gate
... The shopping around was very disappointing - in fact, it doesn't take long for everywhere to look dirty; rubbish around the streets and tacky. It was disappointing to see that many of the places we had heard about for so long were indeed lousy.
After this run, we took the next one to downtown LA - well, all I can say is that I am glad we did not get off the bus.
With the pretentious homes of Hollywood and the shops of Rodeo Drive, ...
... for three reasons. The first is of course the taste of the food, second is because they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and third and probably the most important reason I chose is the Micheladas.
I still remember the first time I went to this place. It was a hot Saturday morning in August. My wife and I were waiting for her mom to get to the FlyAway since she was coming home from a trip to ...
... the backpack, but I was feeling confident we would be given some. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Breath mints are a poor substitute. Still the trip was fine, despite my disappointments through comparison. We met some interesting people, including a pro basketballer (who had to squash his long legs up into a regular economy seat, not even an emergency exit row), and a mum whose baby had the cutest onesy you have ...
... The two hours was over before we knew it and we all agreed it was a high value experience.
We stopped for lunch using Yelp, and discovered a fabulous and casual Falafel restaurant (Joe’s Falafel) just a mile or so from the Warner Brothers studio. Joe himself was friendly and gave us free Falafel and watermelon samples.
Continuing on our full-on tourist jaunt, we headed to Hollywood to see the Walk of Fame, Chinese ...
Next stop (well, only a step away) was Grauman's Chinese Theatre, with all its famous handprints and footprints in concrete. It was cool to see some of the newer ones (Harry Potter stars for instance) but great to see some of the old ones - like Deanna Durbin's handprint from 1938, and Shirley Temple from 1935.
Once the tour began in earnest we went to some great food spots that we would never have normally ...
- Free parking