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Los Angeles

Welcome on our journey to the incredibly wonderful City of Angels – Welcome to Los Angeles 🙂 🙂 🙂

Los Angeles - Hollywood Sign
Los Angeles – Hollywood Sign

 

Excited

Lisa has been in the US for several times since she was a young girl. After her semester abroad in 2014 this was the first time she was able to visit the US. So, my love was very excited about our first time abroad.

already excited
already excited

Note: I was excited, too. It was the first time that I entered the North American Continent. I don’t know why I didn’t visit the US before. I have often thought about a year abroad during high school. But I am not sure, why I did not go for it… So what, some years later I was going to visit the USA 🙂 On the picture below you can see our aircraft  from British Airways.

British Airways
British Airways

 

Finally arrived

After around thirteen hours we arrived in Los Angeles International Airport, LAX. The flight was very comfortable and we could sleep some hours.

Finally arrived
Finally arrived

 

Our Hotel

We picked up our car near by the airport and directly drove home. On the street we realized that we were not familiar with the driving rules. But we arrived at the hotel safely 🙂

Our hotel room
Our hotel room

 

One thing I really appreciate is good entertainment in TV. In Germany public television and even the private channels are crap. After arriving at the hotel I nearly watched six hours football. Moreover many good movies were offered for free. This is entertainment and a range of channels I would definitely pay for. Sorry, but this had to be said 🙂

hungry and exhausted
hungry and exhausted

 

Hollywood

The next morning we started our journey to see the probably most famous district in L.A., Hollywood.

Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard

 

 

Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard

 

 

On the trail of Star Wars, in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Star Wars
Star Wars

 

 

After visiting the Walk of Fame we strengthened our self at the Hollywood & Highland for the next event…

Bon appetit !
Bon appetit !

 

 

… the Griffith Observatory 🙂

Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory

 

We visited the museum and got everything to know about the famous citizen of Los Angeles. But especially the view of L.A. is wide and wonderful.

fantastic view of LA
fantastic view of LA

 

 

LA
LA

 

Our Cabin

We were excited for our new home for the week. This lovely place we booked with airbnb. It was a small cabin in the garden of a young couple.

new home
new home

 

The bed was very comfortable. A small, but clean bathroom and a functional kitchen made this place good to stay.

our cabin
our cabin

 

Venice

First of all, Venice is a very special place in Los Angeles. Some people might love this place, but it is not for everyone. It is very alternative and looks kind of trashy, …

Venice
Venice

… but it has charm. I can not describe why, but I have expected Venice to be more glamorous. During my visit I realized that Venice is not glamorous and it doesn’t want to be. It is an attraction, a place for skateboarding and a hot spot for surfer. It is wicked and a bit dirty, but that makes Venice so well worth seeing. Venice is down- to- earth. It is a kind of American Amsterdam, it is freaky ( I haven’t seen so much green Doctors before 🙂 ). If you want to see the alternative, exceptional side of Los Angeles, then you have to visit Venice.

Venice beach
Venice beach

 

 

skateboard park
skateboard park

 

Universal Studios

 

Universal Studios
Universal Studios

 

The Water World Stunt Show is a really enjoyable event that you have to visit. Fortunately, we didn’t take place in the first row. As you can imagine, they got wet 🙂

Water World Stunt Show
Water World Stunt Show

 

 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been opened in 2016. In the picture you can see the rebuilt Hogsmeade from the movie.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

 

 

The highlight of this new theme park is Hogwarts. The castle looks great! Hogwarts even made me feel like back in time when Harry Potter was brought out 🙂

Hogwarts
Hogwarts

 

Draco Malfoy’s Owl at the Actors Animal- Attraction

Owl from Harry Potter
Owl from Harry Potter

 

 

To all Desperate Housewife fans:

The Wisteria Lane:

 

 

 

Santa Monica

Santa Monica is just great to see. The city in the western part of LA is a popular place for tourists and even locals to go out. A very famous motive is the Santa Monica Pier and its big wheel.

 

Ont the streets many artists show their skills.

artists showing their skills
artists showing their skills

 

Beach of Santa Monica

Beach of Santa Monica
Beach of Santa Monica

 

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a city located 100 miles from Los Angeles. It is a place where you can take a break and relax.

Beach of Santa Barbara
Beach of Santa Barbara

 

 

We left LA early in the morning to have breakfast at this lovely city.

breakfast
breakfast

 

 

On our “short” 😉 shopping tour we made a stop at this marvelous Halloween store. There we bought a few articles for our Halloween Party at home.

Halloween Heaven
Halloween Heaven

 

 

We visited the University of California Santa Barbara because of her famous graduate, Lisa 🙂 😉

UCSB- Storke Tower
UCSB- Storke Tower

 

After that culture tour around the campus I got the chance to test this delicious Habit Burger.

the real culture
the real culture

 

Beverly Hills

Personally, Beverly Hills is the most surreal and interesting neighborhood I have ever seen. Almost every house looks like a small castle or an architectural wonder. I don’t know if I want to live there for real, but it is great to see all this different types of houses side by side. Very worth seeing 🙂

Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills

 

Our last day- The Hollywood Sign

On our last day, some hours before we had to go to the airport, we decided to go on the Hills to see the Hollywood Sign. As you can see in the first picture of this article, we have done that. Unfortunately we had already checked out from our hotel and transpired during the midday sun. If you want to take the way up to the sign, do it in the morning or wait until afternoon… I’m glad that we didn’t have a direct seatmate on our flight to Florida 😉

 

Hollywood Sign
Hollywood Sign

 

This journey has definitely exceeded my expactations! I have never seen so many interesting things, that I really love like in Los Angeles. LA feels like a big community with peolple, who are happy about living in this big and powerful city 🙂

 

Los Angeles panorama
Los Angeles panorama

 


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