September 2015
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  • Day18

    Living the high life!

    September 20, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 93 °F

    We had a lie in this morning and booked on an excursion to take us round the sights of LA

    We went to universal studios (only for 10 minutes to see outside)! This was the hottest place I have ever been, touching the metal burnt and there was no wind to cool is down.

    After that we headed to Hollywood to see the sign, do some shopping and see the stars and hand/foot prints on the floor.

    We then headed to Beverly Hills, got to walk down Rodeo Drive. The tour guide informed us that the majority of shops actually loose money there as very few people actually shop there, just windows shop.

    The tour then took us down some exclusive streets, past the playboy mansion etc which was interesting to see!

    That night we got dressed up and went out just from the hostel. The hostel was ridiculously hot at all times, so getting ready was a nightmare... putting your makeup on whilst sweating!
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  • Day17

    Los Angeles!

    September 19, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 81 °F

    On the plane we enjoyed complimentary drinks and snacks...arrived in LA and finally got some hot weather!
    Most people told us that it is quite boring in LA with not much to do but our hostel was located on busy Venice Beach so there was plenty to keep us entertained!

    We checked in and had a walk along the front. It's such a lively beach with people providing entertainment, people surfing, roller skating etc. The smell of weed was pretty rife too!

    Later on we headed out on a pub crawl that the hostel was hosting. The guy running it didn't seem like he knew what he was doing but it was a good night all the same!
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  • Day14

    Buffalo = Shopping!

    September 16, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 66 °F

    We got up early from that scary hostel (I didn't actually sleep that badly!) The guy in reception told us to catch the bus to Buffalo on a street corner a few blocks down. We headed to that corner and stood there for quite a while, until an old man came and approached us and advised us that we was never going to catch a bus on that corner! He pointed out the correct place to go... when getting to the correct place the bus came straight away.. fate or what?!

    When getting to the hostel it was very central in the city and people seemed welcoming which was a bonus. We left our bags and went out for a wander and got some lunch from a deli. We then checked in an decided that we wanted to go shopping.

    When asking around for the best shopping place people advised us to catch a bus. One random guy found us a bus stop. The bus ride was long and through quite a rough area but when we got to the shopping place it was nice! Numerous bags later and buying Macys entire bag collection we headed back, calling by TGI Fridays for our tea before returning to the hostel.

    All in all a good day!
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  • Day13

    Scary hostel! NF - USA

    September 15, 2015 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    We caught a taxi to the footbridge in the Canadian side of the falls and walked across the bridge over the boarder getting a taxi on the USA side to the hostel. When we arrived at the hostel it seemed really quiet with one guy greeting us at the door. The room is quite big with an en-suite but just us to in it.

    We walked down to the falls which was closer than they were at the other side. At the American side you can get much closer to the falls but it isn't as good a view. We caught a boat called 'The Maid of the Mist' which took us right into the falls which soaks you through! We had a walk over to the island and then grabbed some lunch.

    We headed back to the hostel which still was really quiet, we spent the afternoon relaxing. A bit later on there were somebody knocking on the door but the guy who works at the hostel had disappeared, leaving him clueless on what to do! We walked to the local supermarket for some tea, upon our return the staff member still had not returned leaving the guy still not able to check in. At around 20:30 the staff guy returned and checked him in.

    Later on after getting to grips with the freaky hostel we was watching television and another guy arrived, equally not being able to check in as the guy wasn't here! We gave his the pass code for the front door then he went out to view the falls at night. In which time we headed to our room and locked the door behind us!
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