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 […]Read more "Hollywood Drama"
Standing in the queue to go through security at LAX, I realised I still had my deodorant in my bag. Like the sly fox that I am, I decided just to walk through anyway and let them confiscate it. They didn’t. My bag made it through with no problems. Well, correction, the bag with the deodorant made […]Read more "Life Lesson #11 – Air Criminals"
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 […]Read more "Last Day in Hollywood"
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. […]Read more "Disneyland"
When we went to bed at 3:30am on our last night in Vegas we had big plans to get up early anyway. We wanted to make sure we had time to pack our pigsty before checkout at 11. Helps if you take you phone off silent when you set your alarm. We woke at midday. […]Read more "Life Lesson #10 – Always Set Two Alarms"
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 […]Read more "The Pacific Coast Highway"
Today I learned that it is not a good idea to go through the drive-thru three times on the same day that you visit three theme parks. No matter how much you crave a burrito. On the famous teacups at Disneyland, just after Mexican and a few hours before In-N-Out Burger.Read more "Life Lesson #4 – My Tummy Feels Funny"
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 […]Read more "Three-in-One"
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 […]Read more "LACMA"
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 […]Read more "Six Flags Magic Mountain"