Thursday, July 19, 2012

La La Land

One thing you always hear about Los Angeles is the awful traffic. Rumor confirmed. We stayed at the San Pedro Hostel - converted army barracks that lacked character and friendliness. It wasn't the most inviting atmosphere but Danielle found a little furry friend that lived on the premise that kept her company. The grounds around the barracks were beautiful so that also made things a little better. Check out this Korean Friendship Bell if you're inclined - it could be seen right out of our window!

We spent an afternoon downtown and checked out the grammy museum that is a must-see for any music lover. The museum was chock-full of interactive exhibits, the history of recorded music like the inventor of the stenophone being none other than Thomas Edison (did he invent everything??), and intricate stage costumes and instruments.

That evening made our way to the night market in the predominately Vietnamese neighborhood of Los Angeles. We only saw four other white people there and it was like stepping back into the capital of Vietnam. Lots of excellent cheap food and really bad music. If only everyone threw their trash on the ground it would have been really authentic.

Since the city was stressing us out we only stayed two days. Next stop, the home of Micheal Jackson's Neverland Ranch - Santa Barbara.

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