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LA by night

Los Angeles. LA! A city that never sleeps. A city everyone wants to visit ones in a lifetime. In 2 days it is impossible to see everything. But we have done everything to see as much as we can. We arrived in the in the afternoon. In downtown LA. First we went to the Mexican market. Nearby is the oldest church, it probably is build quickly after the foundation of the city in 1781. On the Mexican market we bought our refreshements and postcards. Up to Hollywood. First the Walk of Fame -> that is a must.

You can see the stars on Hollywood Boulevard. Everbody is looking to his or hers favourite movie star. It is loaded with tourists and shopping malls, not very cheap. And you can go up in the tower and take the picture of the famous letters of "HOLLYWOOD". After that we visited Beverly Hills.

Walk of fame
That is not only for the rich and famous; it is for the richest and most famous. You cannot drive to their houses, that is a forbidden area in Beverly Hills (probably the rich were bloody tired of the busloads of tourists). In the shopping centre you can see things nobody could pay, so expensive but fun to see all those rich brands. Strange: the shopping malls are totally empty! We tried to spot one hotshot, but only one was lucky and saw someone famous (which I didnot knew, I forgot his name, so he is perhaps not that famous). We also passed by the house Marilyn Monroe died, it is empty now.

In the night we went for dinner in LA city. In a hotel (were we did not stay) we could take from the 38-th flour beautiful pcitures of LA by night. I wondered if the people who eat there were not annoyed by the Dutch with their camera's, but perhaps they are used to it.

Walk of fame
The hotel staff had no problems, the 38-th flour is allways free to visit.

In the next day we get up early. First for a visit in Venice Beach. The houses in Venice are absolutely great. It looks a littlebit like the houses in Holland, also by the water. Venice Beach is also called muscle beach, many people train to push up their biceps. But to great disappointment for the girls, it was only 9 o'clock and most of the muscle-monsters were still sleeping. We were to early for that. It was time to go to Santa Monica. Here is the end of Route 66. Or, for us, the beginning!!! We will take some parts of Route 66 when we go to Arizona. In Santa Monica Bay the Baywatch serie is filmed. But unfortunately no Pamela Anderson was not there any more, a disappointment for the men.

Hollywood
 The beach is still great, but the water was to cold to take a dive.

Quickly we went to the Universal Studios. Quite some entertainment for one day. Actually, you need more than one day when you visit Universal Studios, to see everything. It was a great day of fun! Waterworld, the Day Tour, Animal Crackers, Indiana Jones and Shreck were a lot of fun! My highlight: The Simpsons! It was brand new, and the Simpson-ride is really something you must do! At 7 o'clock it was time to go! After quick bite we decided to end our days LA in drinking some Budweisers in the hotel wich was not in the best part of LA. 2 days later, to our suprise, King Kong in the Universal Studios was burned down and the park was closed! So we considered ourselves very lucky (no we did not do it). 

gemini59 says:
I guess Pamela wasn't there because she was on stage with our fellow Dutchman Hans Klok, the magician, haha.
Posted on: Jan 30, 2011
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