Los Angeles - Take Two.
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We got back to Los Angeles after a brilliant ten days in Vegas, looking forward to staying somewhere other than the hood we stayed in last time! We got the Greyhound again, long but a big money saver over flying. We were right in the center of Hollywood, a stones throw from the walk of fame with all its stars on the street. We just chatted to our Aussie room mates the first night (always Aussies??) and got some kip. We had only one plan the next day, and that was to see Universal Studios.
We got there around 11, and after some ticket issues (I forgot to bring one of them, whoops!!) we got in.
After the tour we went to the Backdraft studio which simulated a factory fire in scarlily real and close up detail, and we also saw Terminator 3D which had unbeleivable effects. We went into "Van Helsings Lair" which was the actually movie set you could walk through, populated by loads of real people very convincingly dressed up as monsters and vampires. After a change of underwear we went to the revenge of the mummy ride, a rollercoaster in total darkness which is weird but cool. And then towards the afternoon we watched the "Waterworld" show, which has real actors and incredible stunts like crashing planes (Yes, full size planes!) and guys on fire.
It was an awesome day, well worth the entrance fee and We'd reccommend it to anyone. Our next day was taken up with a trip to Vencie Beach, where all these artists and crazy folk meet up to sell stuff and perform. Your as likely to see a 65 year old rollerblading in her bikini as a homeless guy sitting with a sign saying "will work for weed". Its right on the beach and the weather was great, of couse, so it was a good day. Now we are sitting in this interent cafe, about to finish this, head back and pack and get ready for our 12 hour flight to New Zealand tomorrow night.