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Higashi Hongwangji Buddhist Temple

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    • Day 17

      San Fran - LA

      January 20, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

      Well it was back to LA we went. We left San Fran early this morning and traveled on the bus with ten others that were left. San Francisco was an amazing place but at the same time an eye opener to the mass amount of homeless population that reside there, it was incredible how many people were on the streets! Last night we walked home from a bar with eight others from the tour through a section of San Fran called the Tenderloin, this section of the city is home to majority of the homeless population and boy was it scary! In San Fran history tells a story of the homelessness being caused by quite a lot of mental health problems and other cities sending their homeless peoples the San Fran, ironic that it is one of the most expensive cities in the state of California.
      Any way we made it to LA and said good bye to some our beautiful tour guide Laura she was absolutely amazing 🙌🏽
      And our crazy bus driver Teresa! 😂
      We headed back to Santa Monica pier to see it in the day and watch the sunset with our friends that were left, we headed down to muscle park next to the pier that was full of gymnastics equipment that any one can use! We then headed to dinner with our friends Nicole, Chris, Jade and Gaby. We went to the Cheesecake Factory and it was bloody beautiful. After that we headed back to the pier for our friends that hadn't seen it to get photos and then we headed back to the room after a lot of sad goodbyes. We have another big day of travel tomorrow we have to be up at 4 to head to the air port ready to fly out to New York at 7am we are very excited 😊

      Recap on the friends we made
      Caitlin and Jordan- our beautiful Cessnock friends, it took us a 14 hour trip to the other side of the world to meet and we get on with the like a house on fire!

      Gaby- The beautiful and crazy Gabriella Chrissy Wallace who is from Melbourne and works at the commonwealth bank! She was easily one of our favourites and made the trip and bus rides a load of fun.

      Jade- Jade was an awesome girl who is also from Melbourne and is a Gymnastics coach! She loved the boys and constantly gave us a lot of laughs through her raunchy jokes 😂

      Nichole and Chris- these guys were really lovely, they lI've in Adelaide and also just recently brought and house and moved out! We had a lot in common with them, they kept us organised and well entertained with their constant arguments on who was right!

      We also made friends with the whole of the bus but the few above we would love to keep in contact with ❤️
      Some of the others were
      Andy- crazy sub mariner who spent way too much money at the stripers
      Anna- she was a teacher from tazzy and spoke like crocodile dun dee
      Emma- a PE teacher from Perth who was allergic to nuts
      Alana- she had to fly home from Vegas for her brothers wedding but her time with us was really fun she loved a drink and a slut drop hahaha she was mates with Emma
      Marcus- an Aussie who currently resides in Amsterdam working and we were unsure whether he liked girls or guys
      Cara- a crazy sluty New Zealand girl who was always down for a good time
      Alex and Ryan- a friend combo from Melbourne who fought like old women and were a little strange by nice
      Gen and Katie- he also known as button because she was as cute as a button😂 and her sister Katie who was ab old prude too good for everyone
      Taylor- a kiwi guy who loved pole dancing and busting his moves out after a few drinks
      Meagan- she was from Brisbane and had been working at disney land she was only 19 so couldn't come out with us but was always up for a few bevs back at the room
      Lerinda- she worked with Meagan at Disney and was a bit of an antisocial Aussie Asian
      Zoe- rich Asian girl from Brisbane who said she was a vegetarian but one night ate a chicken pasta
      Kadie- was a girl from the UK but had been working in Canada for the past 12 months she had a lot of cool story's to tell
      Grace- was a nurse from Brisbane who was lovely and very easy to get along with
      Heather- she had just finished a Topdeck with the same guide and then stared ours straight after

      Everyone's really different personalities made the trip really fun and interesting ❤️
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