Hollywood Drama

My entire motel room smells like kiwifruit vodka. I suspect it’s probably masking worse odours. This is the kind of motel a hooker would be ashamed of. The shower is just a pipe with no head that leaks an erratic spray roughly equivalent to a scalding hot sneeze. On days like today, I’d usually sit […]

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Last Day in Hollywood

On our last day in Hollywood we finished off the last few things on our LA bucket list. We tried to book rush tickets to see The Ellen Show tape live, but there was no chance. It’s a bummer, as we registered months in advance but they don’t accept anyone from outside the US unless […]

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Wary of crowds, we arrived at Disneyland when it opened. Partly thanks to their Fast Pass system (where you can be in line without standing in line), we found the queues quite manageable. Unsurprisingly, our favourite things at Disneyland were all in the new park – California Adventure. It seems aimed at an older demographic. […]

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The Pacific Coast Highway

After checking out from our drab Hollywood motel this morning, we headed to the Annenberg Space for Photography. They had an exhibition on called Extreme Exposure which was incredible! It focuses on photographers who risk their lives for the perfect shot. Paul in front of the Annenberg Space for Photography When we left, we drove […]

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I’m completely exhausted. Going to Universal Studios, Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure in one day will do that to you! We got up early to make it to Universal Studios just after opening. We got the rides out of the way first, to beat the queues. On the Jurassic Park ride, Paul’s jeans got soaked […]

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We were hoping to do the Paramount Studio Tour this morning, but it was booked out so we headed off to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art instead. As you can imagine, Paul was in his element! This cool artwork at the entrance has a whole lot of LA streetlamps placed right next to […]

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Six Flags Magic Mountain

When I came to LA in 2006, my one regret was that we didn’t make it to Six Flags. It’s a bit of a drive, and we didn’t have a car. So this time, there was no way I’d leave without getting there! Six Flags has more roller coasters than any other theme park in […]

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