LA: Santa Monica, Holywood

LA has mad traffic and even crazier drivers. It’s not for the faint hearted I tell you. It was great fun though. We went to the Santa Monica Pier. The pacific coast is very scenic. It’s all that. The Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) starts around there. Our host in LA was great, she took us round the main places within the short time we were there. Thanks INK. We headed to Rodeo Drive next. It’s a shopping district not too far the the Hollywood Boulevard. There is this one store there called Bijan owned by an Iranian designer. It’s said to be the most expensive store in the world. We didn’t test that out as you need an appointment to shop there. Apparently Iranians are the majority landlords around Hollywood. They settled in this area many years ago.That’s how the Kardashians came into the limelight.There is always a top of the range luxury car parked out in front..Just for guys to pose with them. Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Bugatti Veyron..one a day. When we were there there was a bright yellow convertible Rolls Royce.

We headed to the Hollywood walk of fame, Kodak theater, Chinese Theater, Madame Tussauds, Jimmi Kimmel Live across the street. It’s tourist dream come true. My girlfriend loved it. It was my second time in Hollywood but you still get excited to be in Hollywood with the famous sign in the background. Apparently they’ve had restrictions on people going up to the sign as wealthy neighbors complained that ‘the people’ were disturbing their peace :).

It was a great tour and our host was working later in the afternoon. We started our journey up north following the famous Highway 1 Pacific Coast Highway through Malibu headed to Santa Barbara. I live for such memories, driving along the beach on one side and the mountains on the other with waves splashing and people doing their thing..the only thing missing was an open top ‘convertible’.

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