Sorry for the lack of news but we are reaching the end of our trip, and having WiFi in National Parks is just impossible 🎶
First, you need to know that LA is a really huge City (more than 70kms long) and we had only two days and a half to try and see the best of it. So, we made decisions.
When we arrived we immediately headed for the most beautiful beach in LA, Santa Monica (known for its famous Pier and the Pacific Park with its attractions). If you are or used to be gamers, you also know that beach and the city because the games GTA San Andreas and GTA V were inspired from real places in LA (nicknamed “Los Santos”). We even saw the lifeguards with red shorts, just like in “Alerte in Malibu” hihi 😉
The beach was a real curiosity because you had many street artists, painted walls, merchants, Bands and shows. Los Angeles is also the paradise of skaters, most people move skating along the beach. After one or two baths, we went to Venice Beach (it is the continuation of Santa Monica beach) and then we explored Venice Canals. A really nice place ! We went back to the beach to admire the sunset and enjoy the city lights. We ate in an Italian restaurant. It wasn’t exceptional… We had to walk for a long time to get back to the car.
Day 2: First we walked the famous “Walk of Fame” (kinda repetitive !), as our hostel was situated on Hollywood Boulevard where the stars and names of celebrities can be found on the pavement. We found the names of several actors, directors and singers such as David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Orlando Bloom, Steven Spielberg etc. It’s actually quite difficult to walk down the street as tourists stop at each star to see the name inscribed in it. (but well…we did that too !) We also saw the iconic TCL Chinese theater where we saw the footprints left by stars (Michael Jackson, once again, but also Darth Vader or the cast of Harry Potter).
After that we went to Griffith Observatory to see the city skyline but the sky wasn’t really clear as LA is a very polluted city… We also got to see the famous sign “Hollywood” from far and then from closer. We then went to Beverly Hills, famous for its beautiful houses and the celebrities who live(d) there.
After another pastel sunset on the beach (who can resist that? it’s simply too tempting!), we walked on the pier, just under the huge ferris wheel. This is mainly the territory of wannabe singers and fishermen. From there we got a good view on Santa Monica’s beach.
And that’s a wrap for LA ! Next : the superb Pacific Coast Highway !
Hope you’re all enjoying the holls 🙂