On Friday we took a bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles, we would be just 48 hours in this city, because on Sunday night we are leaving to Cook Islands, so it seemed our 48 tour would be pretty intense, and it was!

In Los Angeles we had our first couchsurfing experience, and I can’t express how much I recommend it. Our hosts were Stephanie and Garick, and not only they opened us the door to their place but also to their hearts. Such nice guys! We can’t thank them enough! As soon as we arrive and we were settled they took us to a ride to Santa Monica Boulevard, so we got to see all the shops, shopping malls and some shows there. Santa Monica is really nice at night! We also saw the Theme Park with the rollercoasters and everything. Really beautiful!!!

On Saturday morning we woke up determined to visit as many things as possible. Suddenly all our plans changed: a friend of Garick came to the apartment and offered to show us the city by car with another friend. Cool!!! So our Geisha and her friend Mark took us on a ride to the Getty Museum, an incredible building and museum with amazing views of the Los Angeles skyline.

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Getty Museum

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Getty Museum

I also could see my friend Chiara there. Such a perfect moment: sun was shining, the sky was more or less blue, good friends and good food.

Then we took the car to Rodeo Drive, we had to see it. Just like in Pretty Woman!!! All those fancy shops, rich people, nice cars…. And we… well… we could almost see a star! hahahaha!

 

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Rodeo Drive

 

After that we could get to see all the nice houses in Beverly Hills. Exactly like in the movies: HUGE! I think I even saw one really famous house:

And from there, to another important spot:

 

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Hollywood!

 

Thanks to our Geisha and Mark we could go as close as possible to the letters just before sunset. Just amazing. Then it was time for some relax, so we had some margaritas at Casa Vega. Just two words: Cranberry Margarita!

After that, the last thing we wanted to do in Los Angeles: the tacky Walk of Fame. We just had to see it!! And of course we couldn’t forget our dearest Gabi Bitch.

 

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Britney Spears star

 

As we had seen everything, we went back to Stephanie and Garick’s place, we got dressed and went to a party at our Geisha’s place. Hey guys! This is L.A! A party almost in Beverly Hills!! yeah!

And that was it. Today we are leaving to Cook Islands, so probably will be disconnected for a couple of weeks, we still don’t know the chances of having internet there. But anyway, we’ll write again from New Zealand. Kiwiland, there we go!!!

I can’t finish this post without thanking again Stephanie and Garick for hosting us at their place, for being so nice, for being so friendly. And thanks to our Geisha and Mark for showing us all around. You all four made our stay here just amazing!! And you all four have a house in Barcelona whenever we come back!

 

Me, Garick, Stephanie, Ina.

Hi guys!

We are now heading to San Francisco through the coast of California. Is not that easy to keep uploading pictures and posts, but we try our best.

Yesterday we arrived to Los Angeles Airport and after meeting two friends from Barcelona (Hola iki! Hola nuria!), we headed to Santa Barbara, where we slept. Do you know that kind of motels from the thriller or terror movies, where everyone on the second floor gets killed? We slept in one. Yes we did. This morning we had breakfast in the amazing beach of Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara beach

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Palm trees in Santa Barbara

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Freeway 101

 

With our huge car (everything in USA has to be huge, this is it), we took the freeway 101 until San Luis Obispo, a really beautiful town with this church:

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San Luis Obispo

 

Then we took the freeway 1 through the coast, where we saw this amazing sunset in Morro’s bay:

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Morro's bay

 

We kept driving until Cambria, where we find a really cheap and nice motel from which I am writing. Cambria is like a town from a fairytale: small houses which are actual shops or restaurants,  and everything decorated with Christmas lights. We had a really cheap dinner and then we went to a typical american bar called Mozzi’s where we had a beer for 1’5 $. True story.

So this is it today. Tomorrow we’ll do the Big Sur. Our expectations are pretty high, but I think it’s even going to be better. We’ll arrive to San Francisco tomorrow night.