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    • Day17

      LA - Beverly Hills & Hollywood

      September 6, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

      Heute haben wir die Wüste verlassen und sind nach Los Angeles gefahren. Zuerst zum Rodeo Drive und Wiltshire Boulevard. Hatten bei Louis Vuitton die Gelegenheit eine Ausstellung zu besuchen.

      Weiter dann durch Beverly Hills & Abel Air, den Mullholland Drive entlang und dann zurück nach Hollywood zur Hall of Fame.

      Am Abend sind wir zum Griffith Observatorium gefahren um den Sonnenuntergang anzuschauen; mit dem Sonnenaufgang in der Sonora Wüste heute morgen eine gute Kombination.

      Wollten dann noch spontan im Greek Theatre aufs Alicia Keys Konzert gehen; aber die Karten waren schon vergriffen bzw. mit 240€ pro Karte dann doch etwas teuer.

      Also gingen wir spontan zum Hollywood Bowl in den Hollywood Hills und haben uns ein klassisches Konzert (Mozart unser the Stars) angeschaut. War nicht ganz so cool wie Alicia Keys aber mit 12€ ein echtes Schnäppchen und trotzdem sehr beeindruckend!
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    • Day2


      September 17, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Hier zu studieren muss Spass machen. Der Campus der University of California Los Angeles ist riesig und wunderschön zugleich.

      Der Start des neuen Semesters steht bevor und die Vorbereitungen bei der Band laufen.Read more


      Und nebenbei ein Tennisstadion

    • Day131

      Zu Besuch bei Freunden

      January 9, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

      Bevor es nach Neuseeland ging, hatten wir noch einen Zwischenstopp in Los Angeles für 24h. Wir freuten uns schon wieder Higi und Erch wiederzusehen, da es bei ihnen immer so gemütlich und ungezwungen ist. Stelle sich einer vor, es regnete den ganzen Tag, für L.A. etwas ganz Spezielles. Uns war es eigentlich egal da wir zuletzt einige Hitzetage hatten und so gingen die Ladys und "ich" ein bisschen shoppen; Erch musste die Schulbank drücken. Zum Znacht konnten wir wieder einmal etwas feines selber kochen und deshalb entschieden wir uns für Lasagne.....Mmmmmm ganz fein.
      Danach mussten wir schon bald wieder los durch die Rush Hour zum Flughafen. Der Tag ging viel zu schnell vorbei und wir wären gerne noch etwas geblieben. Aber nun gings ja nach Neuseeland, worauf wir uns schon lange freuten.
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      Vielen Dank für den zweiten Besuch in Los Angeles und eine gute Weiterreise!🌏


      Ja, ja Schuhe



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    • Day3

      A trip to the beach

      February 6, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

      Jet lag is still playing havoc with our sleep patterns and both of us were awake early. We headed into Westwood village and found a coffee shop to have some breakfast. I opted for the in use eggs with potatoes and mum had some pancakes with maple syrup. We both chuck in a shot of caffeine to help us get through the day. 😁☕

      Mum decided that she wanted to go to church and so I dropped off at Westwood Methodist church in time for the 9:30 service. This was the church that we've been to a couple of times back in '88. I went back into Westwood village and sat having another coffee soaking up the sun.

      Today we were to meet back up with Marcia, who used to work with dad when he was at UCLA. I'd managed to track Marcia down (with my amazing sleuth-like abilities 🤣 aka Google related searches). Marcia disappear at 11:45 and we drove to Venice beach to eat. Marcia had booked to send at the Rose having had recommendations from her daughters colleague. The sun was out and I really enjoyed my burger well. Mum and Marcia both had the breakfast burrito.

      After this we drove through Venice beach and Santa Monica and stopped to see what we thought was the California heritage museum. The museum was actually not quite what we'd expected and we realised we'd ended up in the wrong place, but there were a couple of houses built originally in the late 19th century which had been moved intact to the current location. It was a bit of a hodgepodge of original environment and a flea market upstairs.

      Marcia then drove us around along the coast a little bit before heading back towards where we were staying showing us some of the neighbourhoods on the way. Finally, we stopped at an area with a number of museums including the la Brea tar pits. This is an area which had been developed in the early 20th century for oil and had left behind tarpets which on close for inspection contained hundreds and hundreds of thousands of bones of animals that had roamed the area up to 40,000 years ago. We went through the museum and then had a wander round outside but by now it was getting a bit chilly and the museum was closing so got back in the car and Marcia drove us back to our hotel where we had a couple of glasses of wine in the wine hour.

      We eventually settled on a place to eat that was in walking distance from our hotel. After a quick change, we headed out to walk to the Skylight Gardens at 7:00 p.m. we walked along Santa Monica boulevard and then into Westwood village. The restaurant had a range of beers and ales on tap, including Old Speckled Hen!

      We shared a starter of coconut prawns which were delicious and then I had a rib of beef while mum had lasagna wash down with some red wine. However, by 9:00 p.m. I just couldn't keep my eyes open and so we paid the bill and walked back to the hotel for an early night.
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    • Day133

      Greystone Mansion

      December 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Cool Mansion in Beverly Hills were for example scenes for Gillmore Girls were shot. From one of the many outside balconies you also have a nice view over LA. I can just imagine why so many people want to live in Beverly Hills.Read more

    • Day11

      Hooray for Hollywood (Studios)

      October 10, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Yet another early morning start for me today. I swear I'll need a holiday from my holiday at this rate! I was up at 5:30am, so that I could be on the road early to avoid the worst of the LA morning commuter traffic.

      Fortunately, my cunning plan worked, and I hit the Freeway just after 6:30am and enjoyed a fairly smooth run the 60 miles from Anaheim to Hollywood and Universal Studios. There were expectedly a few sections that were jam-packed, and where a determined pensioner could have overtaken me on foot, but mostly the traffic flowed.

      Pulling into Universal's Jurassic Parking structure just before 8am I handed my car over to the valet and watched as he handbrake turned round the corner, leaving in a trail of tire smoke. That didn't really happen, but it would have been cool, and proved that movies are documents of truth.

      I wasn't due at the VIP lounge until about 9am, so I wandered Universal City walk, trying not to look like a fitness-obsessed homeless person. Eventually I got tired of waiting and rocked up to the VIP check-in about 8:45am. The gods of free food smiled and granted me entrance, and I climbed the stairs and proceeded to pack in as many free croissants, Danishes and assorted breakfast offerings as I could take before it was time for my group's VIP experience to begin at 9:45am.

      Just before tour time our guide, Christine, introduced herself and ran through our planned itinerary.

      We began on one of the park's marquee rides, Jurassic World. Normally the queue for this stretches back to the Jurassic era itself, but magic VIP passes in hand we waltzed past the plebs and straight onto the ride, only stopping to don our provided ponchos, because on this ride you DO get wet.

      After that we had a whirlwind of lower lot rides including The Mummy and Transformers. Ancient curses vanquished and the Earth saved, again, we rode the four levels back to the upper lot and headed for Hogsmeade and Hogwarts, where we rode The Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff. On only one of those rides did I experience it mainly as an audio event. See if you can guess which one.

      Harry Potter in our rear-view mirror we just had time for some Minion Mayhem before we were escorted into the French Bistro for a very fancy, very delicious and dangerously filling buffet lunch.

      Waddling out of the, all you can eat calorie frenzy it was fortunate that our next ride was the famous backlot tram tour. However, in the VIP version you ride in an actual tram car, with leather seats, individual tour guide and endless chilled bottled water. In this tram tour you also get to get off and wander some of the film sets, including a set from one of my favourite movies, Back to the Future.

      The backlot tour lasted about 90 minutes, then we had time for one last ride together as a group, The Secret Life of Pets. Exiting this ride, we said our goodbyes to each other and our wonderful VIP tour guide Christine, then set off on our own way around the park.

      I had to make for the valet parking, in a valiant effort to get on the freeway before rush hour.

      For the first 5 miles it looked like I was living the miracle, then twenty miles of nose to tail traffic hit me in the fender and I crawled most of the way back towards Anaheim.

      Arriving about two hours later I just had time for dinner at the drive in fast food outlet which is Sonic (love their tater tots and Sonic blast milkshakes!) then collapsed into bed.

      One more theme park done. One more to go. Tomorrow an old favourite, Knott's Berry Farm.
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    • Day28

      Los Angeles Tag 4

      October 8, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      Und da ist er auch schon, der letzte Tag meiner Amerika Reise. Morgen früh geht es schon zum Flughafen und dann ab nach Dublin. Die 4 Wochen gingen viel zu schnell vorbei, aber ich bin auch froh wieder Richtung Heimat zu kommen. Den letzten Tag haben wir am Rodeo drive verbracht und uns wie bei pretty woman gefühlt (nur ohne das Geld)Read more

    • Day39

      Beverly Hills

      October 12, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

      Am frühen Abend verschlug es uns nochmals nach Beverly Hills, wollten wir doch noch einmal in Ruhe das Treiben um die High Society und den weltbekannten Rodeo Drive auf uns wirken lassen. Und es ist wirklich ein Leben und eine Welt der Superreichen, in denen die Vorgärten genauso aufgeputzt und durchgestylt sind wie ihre Bewohner.Read more

    • Day3

      Tourist In Hollywood! Beverly Hills etc

      November 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Slenterend op Hollywood Boulevard word ik uitgenodigd op ‘Celebrity tour!’. Huizen spotten, kijken waar Pretty Woman enz zijn gefilmd, Beverly Hills en de rijke Rodeo Drive doorrijden, waarom niet? Voor 20 USD kan ik kleine 2u op mijn gat zitten in een van en gans stuk van de rijke kant zien 👌

      (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Mel Gibson, Justin Bieber, de Beckhams,.. ik weet ze wonen)
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      Leuk zeg!

    • Day4

      Bye, bye L.A.

      October 7, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Wir haben uns das letzte Frühstück in L.A. schmecken lassen - jetzt gehts ab nach Vegas. Wenn auch erstmal nur für einen kurzen Zwischenstop. See ya!


      Hm sieht gut aus 😁


      Tihi, war auch das erste richtig leckere Essen, welches es hier gab. Und soooo eine riesige Portion. :-O


      Zum Frühstück ist das sportlich.


      Sieht wirklich lecker aus.😋😊


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    Bel Air, Bel-Air, بل ایر، لس‌آنجلس, בל אייר, 벨에어

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