Los Angeles Journals

The Road To Hollywood, Or Letters From South Cali.

A September 2002 trip to Los Angeles by melissa_bel

Quote: This is the tale, under the form of letters, about my trip to Los Angeles and confronting the mystique of the City of Angels.

The Road To Hollywood, Or Letters From South Cali.

Overview

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The flight to LA, looking at the boats at Marina Del Rey, driving and watching the sunset at Manhattan Beach, beach day at Huttington Beach, driving Mulholland Drive, walking along Hollywood Boulevard...Quick Tips: If you like clothes, go check out the studios surpluses (you'll find them in Hollywood and West Hollywood), you'll be likely to find cheap clothes no one has! Don't buy "house of the stars maps" in Beverly Hills, most of them are inaccurate since celebrities often change abodes depending on the fortunes of their fame... or their whims. Best Way To Get Around: LA has public transportation. Yes, they even have a subway (actually, one of the stop was just near our hotel) an...Read More

My First Glance At California

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Story/Tip

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Dear friend, As you can see, my address is now working *phew*. Let me push the "Pause" button on our personal insights and let me entertain you with some good old-fashioned road-trip story of my first time to California. Of course, California echoes something to everyone of us, we've read about it, we saw the movies and the TV series: the ocean, the sun, the movie stars, the surfers, the legions of Beach Blonde-girls, a lot of money and a lot of misery just kilometers away. None of these reasons had to do with my trip... It was football, American football that is. My better half is crazy about his college football team (Auburn University in Alabama). Now, you have to know that southerners are ...Read More

Walking Amongst The Stars

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Story/Tip

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Dear friend, I am back with the part 2 of my Californian adventures. After a good night sleep, we head up for breakfast. It is going to be a long day, so I stuff myself (omelets, potatoes, bacon, toast, yogurt...)... the typical American style breakfast. It is almost midday when we leave. First stop: Santa Monica, a well-off city by the sea, thriving with stores and galleries. It’s Saturday and everybody's out. We don't stay long and head towards Venice Beach and Marina Del Rey. As we are driving through Venice Beach, the Doors are on the radio. How uncanny... it was Jim Morrisson's hometown. Marina Del Rey is a yacht man paradise... There are boats, boats and boats again ever...Read More
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Dear Friend, I hope you're doing fine and that you're enjoying the weekend. Here is the final piece about my trip. The following day, we head out for the beach. The weather is great and there is a tropical storm in Baja California which means: bigger waves... (Hopefully the storm didn't do much damage down there). We decide to take the Pacific Highway (which doesn't look like a highway anymore) towards the south. We pass through Long Beach, where the Queen Mary is anchored. It is an old ocean liner travelling during the glory days of transatlantic sailing. One of the finest ships of its class. It is now anchored forever and you can rent a part of it for events. I wonder ...Read More