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  • Day10

    Los Angeles 2.0

    February 11 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Neuer Tag, Neues Glück 🍀
    Nach einer erholsamen Nacht begeben wir uns auf die acht Stündige fahrt nach Los Angeles.
    Back in L.A. freuen wir uns auf Hollywood!

    Angefangen haben wir mit dem bekannten Walk of Fame, wobei wir fast nicht bemerkten, dass wir schon darauf gingen. Leider haben wir um einen Tag die Oscar Nacht verpasst, wie ihre Stars. Doch so spektakulär wie wir es in unserer Vorstellung hatten, war der Walk of Fame nicht. Ein Paar Sterne hier, ein Paar Sterne da. Zwischen Obdachlosen und Möchtegern Künstlern. Das Einzig spanende waren die Hand-und Fussabdrücke bekannter Stars auf einem kleinen Vorplatz.

    Weiter ging es den Hügel hinauf zum berühmten Wahrzeichen der Stadt. Das Hollywood sign.
    jedoch war auch dies entäuschend. wir hatten zwar den besten Ausblick, jedoch war das Zeichen nicht so toll wie erhofft.

    Fazit: Hollywood ist ein Ort den man einmal sehen sollte, doch er wird allgemein überschätzt.


    Nouveau jour, nouvelle chance 🍀
    Après une nuit reposante, nous sommes partis pour Los Angeles, à huit heures de route.
    De retour à L.A., nous sommes impatient de découvrir Hollywood !

    Nous avons commencé par le célèbre Walk of Fame, sur lequel nous avons failli ne pas remarquer que nous marchions déjà. Malheureusement, nous avons manqué la soirée des Oscars d'un jour, tout comme ses stars. Mais le Walk of Fame n'était pas aussi spectaculaire que nous l'avions imaginé. Une paire d'étoiles par-ci, une paire d'étoiles par-là. Entre les sans-abri et les artistes arrogant. La seule chose passionnante était les empreintes de mains et de pieds de stars célèbres sur un petit parvis.

    Nous avons continué à monter la colline jusqu'au célèbre monument de la ville. Le signe d’Hollywood.
    Mais c'était aussi décevant. Nous avions la meilleure vue, mais le signe n'était pas aussi spectaculaire que nous l'avions espéré.

    Conclusion : Hollywood est un endroit qu'il faut voir une fois dans sa vie, mais il est généralement surestimé.
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  • Day67

    Hollywood Boulevard

    August 28, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    The first day in LA and Matthias and Sophie are stumbling on The Hollywood Walk of Fame through tourists and other freaks. Some stars ✨ to find here 🤩😍. And among them some reallly freaky people in LA 🙉. A great thing: we bought a TAB card for Public transportation (3,75$), used it for the metro, didn’t refill it, but are able to use it all day in the bus 🤔. I think the bus drivers do not know how it works - “card too low” - “well it’s fine” 😂 - love it!

    Der erste Tag in LA und wir sind auf dem Hollywood Walk Of Fame und stolpern über den ein oder anderen Star 🌟. Neben ihnen finden wir auch weitere sehr seltsame Leute in LA - schon eine eigenartige Stadt hier 🤔.
    Eine geile Sache: wir sind den ganzen Tag mit einer leeren Tab Metro Karte Bus gefahren! Obwohl der Automat im Bus immer “Kartenguthaben zu wenig” anzeigte, sagten die Busfahrer alle “schon gut, das zeigt nur an das das Guthaben weniger wird”🤔🤪 ok! Das nehmen wir gerne an 😂💪🏼.
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  • Day2

    Hollywood Bd, Griffith Observatory

    September 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    As much stars in children's eyes than on the Walk of Fame 🤩 !

  • Day6

    Abend"walk" of fame

    May 30, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Nach dem Beziehen unseres Air bnb in Los Angeles, zogen wir los, um noch ein wenig die Gegend zu erkunden. Dabei fiel uns auf der Straße gleich auf, dass wir das Hollywood-Zeichen recht gut sehen können. Eine tolle Lage!
    Nach ca. 10 Minuten Fußweg erreichten wir auch schon den Walk of fame. Beim Betrachten und gespannten Lesen der "Sterne", hat man die vielen Menschenmassen nur halb mitbekommen. Dabei haben wir ein paar Bilder geschossen und uns wieder auf den Heimweg gemacht. Es war auf jeden Fall ein Erlebnis einen Großteil der Sterne gesehen zu haben, aber das wars auch schon...
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  • Day24

    On the road again

    July 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    We spent most of the day following Vegas travelling back to LA. This was fortunate given how tired we all were not to mention any mild hangovers. This was made better by my first visit to an ihop diner for a 'Split Decision Breakfast'.

    For Kate and I, tonight would be our last night together before our first big separation on the trip so far. Needless to say we were both a little anxious about flying solo the following day.

    Kate and I have been the perfect travel companions. We're both pretty laid back and accommodating. Kate has been massively supportive and appreciative of my driving efforts and her and Susan (our Google Maps woman) have been the dream navigating team. Kate pre-empting Susan's directions as she habitually tells me to exit an interstate when I'm in the left hand lane of a 6 lane carriageway. To demonstrate how lost I became without her the following morning I got into the passenger side of the car twice and Susan and I fell out completely after I took double the time I should to find a Target store! It's OK though, Kate spoke to Susan and smoothed things over and told her I hadn't really meant the things I'd said about her (I had).

    One thing we have learnt though is that the organised treks (like the one we're just finishing with Trek America) are far more stress free than the DIY travelling we've mostly been doing. It does come with a big catch for me though which is if you choose one of the longer duration treks (2-3 weeks) you are taking pot luck with the group you end up with. You will be spending the entire trip with them and I think this factor would put me off a longer tour. I think I must becoming less tolerant of people in my old age! It's also worth remembering that the demographic these tours are aimed at are generally early 20s so there were numerous times I felt my age! That being said, the 4 day trip which included the sights, accommodation, travel and many of our meals was easily the best £450 I've spent so far. Admittedly that didnt include the helicopter ride. There's no way we could have so comfortably covered the same sights solo though.

    Once back in LA, Kate and I reunited with Flora the Focus and headed to our new Air BnB. We had quite the surprise in store but I will save that for a later post.

    Meanwhile, let me introduce you to Jens. I feel remiss that I haven't introduced you sooner. Jens is our tour guide's lucky Kiwi who lives on the dashboard of the van. Jens is so called after the poor Danish man who was unable to join our group for unforeseen reasons and shall remain forever in our hearts. You may have noticed facebook or instagram posts with the hashtag #thisonesforjens. Well Jens (the Kiwi) lost his beak so as a thank you to our tour guide I took it upon myself to procure some special beak fixing glue and restored him to his former glory. Before and after shots below.

    I promise the upcoming posts will be more eventful!

    Almost up to date right? :-/
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  • Day89


    May 18, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    With over 12 hours lay over in LAX we had to wander out or risk becoming crazy. After a saga of trying to get to somewhere that stores luggage (after 9/11 no luggage storage in airports), we caught the bus to see Hollywood.

    Getting off on Hollywood and Vine the stars had already started down the walk of fame, and I had fun spotting the famous and Welsh stars. Part of Hollywood was cordened off by the famous Dolby cinema (the one with the oscars) as the American premier for Pirates of the Caribbean was in the evening. Unfortunately we were to early for any of the stars, but it was fun to duck between the absolute nutters dressed in pirate costumes. Some had put a lot of effort in, with real life sized stuffed parrots on their shoulders, and a lot of eyeliner.

    We took pictures at the chinese theatre and compared shoe sizes with the film stars before heading to the back of the complex to grab site of the famous sign on the hill. While fun to see it and tick it off the list it was a bit underwhelming. Leaving the US behind after watching a fair few people being shouted at US security its Fiji time!
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  • Day20

    La La Land

    July 18, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    The day began with a geeky location spotting tour for naughties American teen drama 'The OC'. Thankfully both Kate and I were big fans so were equally excited when we found the diner the gang used to hang out in and the corresponding Pier in Redondo Beach.

    From there we headed to Tinseltown to see the infamous Hollywood Boulevard. I had a slight lump in my throat when I glimpsed the Hollywood sign for the first time in the smoggy distance. It's the first time I've seen it for real since I started dreaming about being a big filmmaker. It certainly didn't mean quite the same to me when I was 9 which was the last time I was here.

    It has to be said, Hollywood Boulevard is a dive. It got off to a bad start as one of the first stars I happened across was for Donald (not Duck) and I was a tad outraged. The streets are swarming and generally lined with tacky merchandise and badly dressed up movie characters. However, it had to be done and there was a big change of heart when we reached the TCL Chinese Theatre and saw all the hand and foot prints of stars gone by. That moved me somewhat - especially seeing some of the greats such as Jimmy Stewart and Harold Lloyd.

    We attempted to watch the sunset from Griffith Observatory but it seemed the rest of LA had the same idea so we glumly retreated to our next Air BnB, dropped off the car and got ourselves ready to join our 'Trek America' tour to the Grand Canyon in the morning.

    Looking forward to returning to LA on Saturday night for my self-indulgent studio tours and long awaited trip to Disney. Til then. Sorry for the lack of photos - most of them are on the big camera today!
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