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Hollywood

We didn’t sleep much on Saturday night and getting up at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday was brutal. I can barely remember what we did at the Ottawa airport, but we must have got it right because we landed in Toronto at 8 a.m., transferred to another flight and landed in Los Angeles six hours later.

Okay, allow me my two minutes rant about airport security: it’s so bloody stupid and annoying! In Ottawa, we had to go thought the full body scanner. In Toronto, we had to claim our luggage, go through security a second time and check in again, even though we didn’t leave the airport. I took my shoes and belt three times in total, and emptied the content of my bag twice. But on the other side, immigration control was pretty lax and our passports weren’t even stamped. Go figure. In LAX, the luggage claim area is two meters from the airport door and people can come and go as they please. Weird.

Oh, one small rant about Air Canada too: on the flight from Ottawa to Toronto, we had drinks and cookies, but on the flight from Toronto to Los Angeles we had to buy food on-board! I had never seen that before. Seriously, it was a 6-hours flight, food should have been free…
I stepped outside at LAX and immediately noticed three things: 1) So many cars! 2) So warm! 3) It felt and smelled like in Latin America, probably because of the ocean. I loved it.

Once in L.A, we rented a car and drove up to Hollywood. This was high on my to-do list and after all, we only had 24 hours in L.A.

Here are a few shots… More about Los Angeles later, but for now we have to head to Sydney!

Above the Grand Canyon
Approaching Los Angeles
Above L.A
Ethical Drugs in Korea Town
Hollywood Blvd Neighborhood
Airport Blvd at LAX
On Top of Hollywood Hill
The Observatory
On Top of L.A
Los Angeles
The Iconic Hollywood Sign

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