We finally arrived in the weird but mainly wonderful LA. We shopped, walked, watched, ate and ate and ate!
After a not so grueling 9 hour flight over night we arrived in LAX at 12.30pm. We very easily jumped on the Flybus to Union station and then taxi’d to our lodge…a caravan…in a warehouse. Bizare but brilliant. We were staying in teh arts district with a coffee roasters on teh corner. We’d booked the place through AirBnb, our now favourite hotelling website where you stay at peoples home, a great way to have a sort of personal experoence of a place (unless you book out there whole house or partment) at a much cheaper rate then a normal hotel! Harley, who owned the warehouse, worked and lived in the loft above us whilst we had 1960’s caravan and the whole ground floor to ourselves.
Not being tired we chucked our bags down and went for a wander. Not getting very far we saw a humungous warehouse which looked more like a nothern mill with big letters on the side: AMERICAN APPAREL. We hurried along to check it out and when we saw an A board sying Flea Market inside we both got very excited.
With no fashionable shops in sight over the last 6 weeks and our clothes dirty and worn out we spent the next 2 hours rooting through the endless clothes yet coming out with very little.
That night we treated ourselves to beer, wine and a platter of nachos, burritos and pizza at a local restaurant. MMMMMMM real food.
Over the next 2 days we explored Hollywood walk of fame (with a circus of people around Robin Williams’ star, very sad), Melrose, Rodeo Drive, Beverly hills, Beverly Blvd and Venice Beach (which was awesome).
Our introduction to America was great. We really did fall in love with LA and the weather but onwards, upwards and downwards for our road trip starts North…to Seattle!!