Trip Start Dec 12, 2007
39Trip End Ongoing
The long ride from China Airlines was a bit fustrating, but as soon as it touched ground, I immediately felt alot better. The hostel I stayed in was Downtown L.A. The city itself is quite big! However, still has all the touches of a westernised city, so wasn't anything too different from what I'm used too. Just alot bigger, and unfortunately dirtier. It was interesting talking a stroll down Hollywood and Sunset Blvd. Got a few photo's of some stars on the pavement... Bob Marley, Chuck Norris (with a complemented karate kick from myself, haha). But after a while ya get sick of looking at them as you miss the streets vibe if you got your head down. Lots of people there dressed up in costumes posing for pictures. I ofcourse got a photo with Darth Vader and Chewie!!! haha, loved it :-)
We took a climb up the mountain ranges of California, to get an arial view of the city
The backpackers in the hostel we stayed in were pretty friendly. We all had a few drinks one night in this hidden room underneath the holstel. A door behind the fridge, down a concrete staircase and through an underground hall to this room where everyone was in, playing music and drinking. The cleaners in the hostel we're Guatemalan, which were helping me with my spanish early in the mornings, as i tended to be up before everyone else. Lovely people.
Next stop - Mexico City!