Tuesday, July 5, 2011

my CaLAventures

after a very long flight we arrived at the Hotel on Thursday night and had a lil chit chat at the Hotel fireplace. But tired as I was I soon sank into my comfy bed..


The next morning I woke very early probably around 5:30 a.m., so I got up and took some pics of my breath taking view.


After that I got ready for the day.. shower, get dressed, yadiyadiyada.. and then went downstairs to have some breakfast at the hotel restaurant with the Flight Crew. P.s. very tasty (:
Soon as we finished, my friend and I decided to start our first day in Cali with a lil shopping at Del Amo Fashion Mall.


As we arrived we found out the mall opens at 10 a.m. and that we were way to early (^-^), so we took a lil walk around the block and then decided to kill time at the pool.


Around 10 a.m. the shopping finally began (:
The mall was HUGE!! We shopped a lil and my friend got her makeup did at MAC. Later we had lunch at Panda Express..


After our shopping spree we decided to go to the beach, quickly changed clothes and took the bus 3 to Redono Beach. (btw. public transport in L.A. is crazy cheap!! The bus ticket was only 1$) The beach was beautiful <3 and most importantly it wasn't too crowded. It was very hot, but there was a nice fresh breeze. Unfortunately I got a real BAD sunburn that day eventhough I used sun block..


Saturday morning.. Woke late and then my friend and I rented a car and headed to Hollywood.


Soon as we arrived at Hollywood Boulevard we let some dudes talk us into one of their 'Celeb Tours'. I actually didn't like it much, because first their tour bus had no roof, so I got another crazy sunburn on my shoulders and thighs.. Second I didn't really care bout most stars they were talkin about. BUT the tour also had it's interesting parts ;) Now I know where the @chrisbrown L.A. crib is at, where @michaeljackson lived and spent the last few hours before his death, saw all the beautiful Beverly Hills cribs, couple of the 'Pretty Woman' movie sets, the Hollywood sign, Crumbs Bake Shop and the @LaurenConrad crib from 'The Hills'.


Oh yeah my very own tourist attraction was this dude with his three dogs blasting loud rap music while cruising down Hollywood Boulevard. (Yes they were all wearing sunglasses) Haha I think America is the only place where you can meet crazy people like this (^-^)

After the tourist tour we walked down Hollywood Boulevard and did sum 'star hunting' and souvenir shopping.. We met a scary looking Batman, ate sum lunch at this Mexican restaurant and then headed back to Torrance to pack our stuff and get ready for the flight..
Hope you guys liked my post about my CaLAventures! Let me know what you think and if you want more posts of my destinations in the future..
xxNay

MY TIPS FOR YOU GUYS:
- it's usually cheaper to go to a restaurant than buying food at the store
- tip at restaurants [tax x 2; e.g. tax is 90¢ x 2 = 1,80$ (~ 2$ tip)]
- if you stay at a hotel you might wanna leave tip under the pillow or somewhere with a 'Thank You' note
(~ 1$ per night) for the chamber maid
- the displayed prices in stores are usually excluding tax!
- don't let dudes in the streets talk you into their stupid tours or CDs (esp. Hollywood Boulevard)
- don't bring stuff you won't need anyways! I e.g. brought my camera tripod and my sports gear.. NEVER used it.. I'll leave that home next time haha ;D

7 comments:

  1. Love the post! I'm a Cali girl, dont do the Hollywood scene much...lol
    Next time check out the weirdos at Venice Beach.. =) }i{

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  2. thanks a lot (: I'm happy u do! oh ur a lucky girl.. i luv cali :D i sure will check Venice Beach out next time.. I'm always open for 'must see' tips ;) xx

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  3. tell me about it.. i was like O_O OMG soo nice.. def would recommend everyone to go there (:

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