Starstruck in LA?
Los Angeles Travel Blog› entry 22 of 34 › view all entries
So I flew from DC to LA on Monday, and originally I planned to stay here for about a week, but I have to say I hate it here and can't wait to leave.
I just find this a sprawling, fake, trashy city with no real heart or soul. I have had some good days here, but it's just the general feel of the place.
Tuesday I went to Venice Beach with Nat (we met at the hostel - she's from Tasmania... it's a cliche, but it really is a small world). It's a gorgeous beach & the weather was great, and of course there are a lot of weirdos around Venice Beach.
Wednesday I went on the Warner Bros Studio tour - I have a love/hate relationship with WB, so I had to go. It was really great, they take you on a little cart & drive all around the lot & we saw sound stages & streets & all sorts of things. Also great coz we got to see lots of Gilmore Girls sets! In the evening I went on a walking tour from the hostel up through Runyon Canyon, which was nice.
Wednesday I went downtown - which there is really nothing there, so I left and went up to the Getty Center, which is a cool museum on top of a hill. Coming back the traffic was atrocious & it took about 3 hrs on the bus instead of 40mins.
I've wandered the Hollywood area over the last few days as that's where the hostel is, saw the Walk of Fame & all those things (really not that impressive). And now I'm getting out of here!