Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Weekend in LA

Itinerary :
Day 1 : Breakfast at Paradise Cove, Malibu, watched a few wild street performances at Venice Beach, went to Hollywood Boulevard, drove around Sunset Boulevard, walked along Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, attended a dinner party where I was the guest of honour!

Day 2 : Universal Studios, Shopped at Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, watched sunset at Santa Monica Peir.

Interestingly the most fun I had on the trip was the dinner party, meeting new people and getting to know their views on the city. Most of them sympathized with me because I lived in Utah. I don't really mind, coming from chaotic B'lore the peace and quiet of Salt Lake City is suiting me. I guess I now finally got a glimpse of the real America, it is pretty but maybe only from a distance. Will try to visit LA one more time before I leave. Finally a line I came up with 'LA is what Mumbai could have been and Bangalore should have been'. Whatever that means.

Blogpost format courtesy Balaji


Balaji said...

well, it ain't any 'format' but welcome. i don't believe in travelogues. i mean too many things happen on trips. they won't fit in a blog post.

funny you shud do this for a post on LA! these pics almost make me cry. nostalgia, argh!

for one year, I took a bus from Westwood, got down at Beverly Dr (next street from Rodeo Dr) and walked to work. we often used to walk on Rodeo Dr after Lunch.

the next year, i took a bus on Santa Monica Ave in the morning, got down on 4th street, got coffee at Star Bucks on the promenade and took another bus to Marina Del Rey.

In the evening I used to stroll on Ocean ave (the road along Santa Monica beach), go to Star bucks again on Promenade, check out Borders book store and go home.

And believe me, I did this every damn day!

and once in a while, we used to drive on Sunset Blvd at mid night to go have coffee (caramel flavor!) on the beach.

such life!

FlyingHigh said...

hmm, LA looks like a place that is hard to leave, wonder how you did it!

paradoxical life said...

well, ....my idea of real america was never pretty but yes..quite different from yours......LA seems to be a beautiful place...very different from what i have seen.....
Hope to see LA in my travel itienary..........sometime in near future ;-)

Rinchen said...

Ah, I wish I had a post like that in my blog! Looking forward to visiting LA sometime in the distant future :)