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Las Palmas Playground

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    • Day 1

      Salüü 🇺🇸

      November 6 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

      Bi 9 Stund Ziitverschiäbig nach hindärä simmer am spätere Namitag guäd z‘LA ahcho. Im Fliiger scho diä erstä Sunnästrahlä gnossä & ez bi ahgnähmä 22 Grad dä Wäg zum Hotel suächä🌞 Firnäs Taxi hemmer zerst mal mim Shuttle durä ganz Flughafä miässä. Zum Glick defemer ys hiä lah chauffiere la, diä 6spuirig Aitobahn wär glaib niid fir ys🫣🤪
      Vo därä lang Reis simmer ez aber ziemli miäd & miänd erst mal chli nachäschlafä😴
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    • Day 18

      Universal Studios Hollywood

      October 17 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      Heute verbrachten wir 9h im Universal Studios Park und hatten total viel Spass🤩. Dank Express Tickets mussten wir nie länger als 5 Minuten anstehen. Sinja war echt mutig und ist mehr Bahnen als Mami gefahren😉
      Das Hogwarts-Schloss war sehr aufwändig inszeniert, die Fahrt mit dem Harry-Potter-Ride etwas zuviel für unsere beiden Damen ... und nach so vielen Stunden UniversalMusic schwirrte uns der Kopf nicht nur wegen der Achterbahnen!
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    • Day 10

      walk of fame

      November 11, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      Im Gespräch mit einem neuen Mädchen auf unserem Zimmer stellte sich heraus, dass sie die gleiche Route vor sich hat (Fiji, auckland), auch aus Deutschland kommt und für den Tag die gleichen Pläne hatte wie ich. Also haben wir uns zusammen getan. Rosa und ich sind dann mit dem Bus zum walk of fame. Da sich Los Angeles sehr stark in die Länge streckt, brauchten wir bis nach Hollywood über eine Stunde. Wie mich schon viele vorher gewarnt hatten war der walk of fame äußerst enttäuschent, hässliche Straße,ich kannte kaum jemanden und eine hässliche Gegend. Das war für uns aber nicht weiter schlimm, denn da wir vorgewarnt wurden kamen wir mit dementsprechend sehr niedrigen Erwartungen dort an. Jetzt hat man es zumindest einmal gesehen und kann mitreden.
      Von dort sind wir mit der metro nach downtown la gefahren um dort etwas herum zu schlendern und mittag zu essen. Ich weiss nicht wie wir es geschafft haben, aber wir waren erst um 19uhr zu hause. Wir sind also den ganzen Nachmittag durch downtown geschlendert. Dann waren wir noch für abends einkaufen und Rosa hat für uns einen schönen Weisswein besorgt. Dann haben wir uns zu dritt mit Lisa, die ebenso aus Deutschland kommt, grad abi gemacht hat und jetzt nach auckland fliegt, einen schönen Abend gemacht. es wurde spät.
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    • Day 12

      Day 12

      August 16, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

      Up 5am for final packing. Sydney has been great and we were so lucky with the weather.

      Bus to airport 6ish. No problem with check in and security so now very early. Had fruit & buns & pancakes for breakfast.

      Took off 10.30amish. Had g & t & few glasses of wine. Andy had dahl & brisket sandwich and I had slivers of trout & pork fillet & rice. Lovely. Tried to sleep but no chance because it's still daytime for us. Flight was about 12 hours and we landed 6.30am which was 1.30am tomorrow for us. Weird to go back in time like that. We landed 4 hours before we took off!

      Bungled our way through immigration and customs. Took about an hour which was pretty good. Limo waiting and that took another hour to reach hotel in rush hour. Couldn't believe how incredibly grotty the drive was. Very grubby and run down. Loews Hotel lovely though and we could check in which was great. Room with a view of the Hollywood sign without paying extra!

      Had strong coffee then out for walk along the Walk of Fame. Again, grubby and sleazy. Streets were dirty. Went to look for car hire office via back street. Felt dangerous - settees out on street, dodgy looking people around. Gave up and came back to hotel.

      Went in restaurant and had omelette and bacon & egg. $50 inc tip.

      Asked hotel to ring car hire place to ask them to pick us up tomorrow. All fine.

      Sat by pool for a rest. Still only 12.15! Not comfortable enough to sleep so went across road to 'Tinhorn Flats' pub. Proper diner inside. Had local lager $9 for 2 so had another.

      Back to hotel for 1 hour sleep - necessary!!

      Out again 4ish for walk the other way. Very busy with fascinated people taking photos of the names in stars on the floor.

      Had beers in Jameson Irish bar $9 for 2 so we had another! Watched life on the street. All of life is here - hippies, dropouts, vagrants, misfits but feels Ok tonight. Not aggressive or confrontational at all. Quite high security presence moving the vagrants on but they didn't go far.

      Went to Italian cafe for tea. Lasagna & carbonara & bottle Bud $30. Barman very much into English football so we had to sound knowledgeable and join in.

      Back to 'Flats' for last beer, quick look at street lighting up then home 8.30. Looks a bit more glitzy with the neon lights.

      Lots of beautiful houses up on the hills but the town of Hollywood is really grotty. Glad we've seen it but would't come back.

      Glass wine then bed.
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    • Day 13

      Day 13

      August 17, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Woke up 7.30. Good sleep so feel fine.

      Tea & pack then out for early walk. Sunny morning and streets being jet washed.

      Busy but manageable. Saw stars foot & handprints outside Chinese theatre.

      Got blueberry muffin from 7/11 then back for final pack.

      Checked out 9.50 and waited for car hire man. Didn't come so concierge chased. Said he's been and gone. Eventually came and drove us to office.

      Set off in car 11ish and followed signs and sat nav. Traffic not too bad once outside city. Got to Fallbrook 1ish then but of a merry go round to find house. Arrived just as Paul pulling up.

      Had beer & chat & chicken & Vietnamese salad sandwich. V nice.

      Out to look at their latest project house. Huge long house they are totally renovating.

      Back to house and sat outside with beer watching sun go down. Whole place is beautifully finished.

      Had cold meat & cheese followed by huge steak & baked potato. Far too much. Then sort of bread & butter pudding. Lovely.

      Couple of glasses of wine sitting outside by fabulous gas fire pit/table then bed 11.00.
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