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Santa Monica

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  • Day11

    Relaxing day! I started this morning with a walk around the Toluca Lake area which I’ve gotten to know a bit now that I’ve been there so many times. I visited a couple of cool stores, and grabbed some lunch close to the hotel.

    I then made my way to the famous beaches of Santa Monica where I checked into the luxurious Loews, where I have a really nice ocean view room. I can only afford one night here but it’s been great to try it out even for a short time!

    The afternoon was not too eventful - just a walk on the beach, including the Venice boardwalk, and ultimately I saw the beautiful sunset over the ocean. Later I had a nice dinner at my hotel :)
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  • Day82

    South America left behind, 5 films and three glasses of wine later, we landed in LAX. Having had grumpy Americans at security and customs in previous visits to the US, we were pleasnantly supprised as we went through in half an hour.

    A jump in a expensive taxi and we were in Santa Monica, just above LA. Dumping our stuff in the very expensive hostel room, we walked out into the night to explore. We walked down to the pier, full of colour and noise of the fun fair. People sold crafts, sang and even played the sitar to passers by.

    Climbing back up past muscle beach we walked along 3rd street full of the popular american brand names. We were starving so after months of avoiding as much as we could "American" food we went to town. Steak 'n' shake had mouthwatering steak burgers with gorgeous salty fries and that wonderfull soda machine with 50 different flavours of pop. After 3 months of luminous orange fanta drinking other flavours was wonderful. I am going to gorge myself on American food!! The weight I lost from food poisioning will soon be replaced.

    Tomorrow road trip USA starts!
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  • Day101

    In Santa Monica is the last stop of the so called "Route 66", which is a 2451 Miles/3945 Kilometers long road from Chicago. The Route 66 opened in 1926 and was one of the first Highways in the United States.

  • Day16

    Fist day in LA. We had a good breakfast at the hotel and then we headed out for the Hollywood sign. Eight years ago we took a photo of the sign from a particular place which I couldn't remember, we followed directions to 3000 Canyon drive, as suggested by a website however the place was for hiking, checking again the address in google maps is 3000 Canyon lake drive.

    Anyway, after some great photos we then drove to Hollywood to see the Walk of fame and all that stuff. Traffic was crazy because Sunset blvd was closed due to an event to promote that stupid Ghost buster reboot movie, on top of that they closed part of the footpath so it was hard to take good photos at the Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theater, not to mention trying to find a car park. We ended up having some McDonalds, buying souvenirs and then left to Santa Monica.

    Traffic was crazy again, nearly an hour from Hollywood to Santa Monica, again issues trying to find a carpark but many more options here. We strolled at the pier and had a rest on the beach.

    Driving back wasn't that bad, still it took us like 50 minutes to get back to Burbank
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  • Day17

    We spent an hour wandering the pier and listened to some of the street performers while eating coffee flavoured ice cream. There was an old carousel in a covered building that we had a look at, it had a Wurlitzer for the music and though not steam driven had proper gallopers, though the most recent owner had added his own carved pig and a really fine goat!
    Rui took us down through Venice Beach and over some of the canal bridges we have Sen on TV.
    Then it was back to EagleRider to return the bike and our motor biking journey was done.
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  • Day7

    Maaaaaannnn is this day hot ☀️
    But what a great day with looooots of new breathtaking impressions.
    All begun with the walk up to the „Hollywood“ sign.
    After that we visited the „Petersen Automotive Museum“. We found the Batmobil 🙌🏻
    Man, and what a sunset in Santa Monica. One word: stunning!!!

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