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Just came back from LA, and not too impressed to be honest

Old Mar 4th 2007, 3:42 pm
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Well the wife always wanted to go to LA during the Oscars so we took a few days off and headed down there, and too be honest I was notthat impressed, don't get me wrong it was OK but I was expecting it to be better.

We stayed in Marina Del Rey and the International hotel, we arrived at 1am after finding out that the Enterprise Car Rental company at LAX closes at 10pm after we booked a car through them. Closing at 10pm in LA???!!!! That meant we had to get a taxi to the hotel, lucky it was close! So we got the hotel, and went to our room, opened the door and turned right around as it was a smoking room with single beds, back the desk, new room card off to the new room opened the door and switched the lights on to hear screaming comming from the room, some poor couple were already in the room and enjoying a nice sleep until we come charging in. After making our excuses and leaving finally get an upgrade and can bed down for the night!

What did we do, went to NBC studio (dissapointing), Universal (dissapointing), Venice beach (some weired people there, but great vegan food stand), Redondo Beach (OK), Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica (nice high street but pier was crap) and the place is full of bums all over the place I could'nt get over it, took a drive along the PCH which I really enjoyed and stopped a few places along there to get out and have a walk around, some great vewis of the coast and downtown LA, had some good food there and found a nice British Pub in Santa Monica called the Cock and Bull which did a great fish and chips and the place was just full of British people which was really strange to hear the accents and watch football on TV.

Why did'nt I think LA was so great? Too spread out, maybe I was expecting too much, I can't really put my finger on it. But I am glad I went but doubt if I will ever pay to go there again and would never like to live there, maybe up the coast from LA, but I doubt it. Plus I got the Sunday paper and the house prices are mental!
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LOL

I think LA disappoints everyone. It is built up by Hollywood to be so exciting.

It is just a prairie town. It is very dry, no grass, hills with scrub trees.

It is not very hospitable. I went there on business several times and wouldn't ever go back for a vacation there. Although I'm glad I saw it..
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Well the wife always wanted to go to LA during the Oscars so we took a few days off and headed down there, and too be honest I was notthat impressed, don't get me wrong it was OK but I was expecting it to be better.

We stayed in Marina Del Rey and the International hotel, we arrived at 1am after finding out that the Enterprise Car Rental company at LAX closes at 10pm after we booked a car through them. Closing at 10pm in LA???!!!! That meant we had to get a taxi to the hotel, lucky it was close! So we got the hotel, and went to our room, opened the door and turned right around as it was a smoking room with single beds, back the desk, new room card off to the new room opened the door and switched the lights on to hear screaming comming from the room, some poor couple were already in the room and enjoying a nice sleep until we come charging in. After making our excuses and leaving finally get an upgrade and can bed down for the night!

What did we do, went to NBC studio (dissapointing), Universal (dissapointing), Venice beach (some weired people there, but great vegan food stand), Redondo Beach (OK), Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica (nice high street but pier was crap) and the place is full of bums all over the place I could'nt get over it, took a drive along the PCH which I really enjoyed and stopped a few places along there to get out and have a walk around, some great vewis of the coast and downtown LA, had some good food there and found a nice British Pub in Santa Monica called the Cock and Bull which did a great fish and chips and the place was just full of British people which was really strange to hear the accents and watch football on TV.

Why did'nt I think LA was so great? Too spread out, maybe I was expecting too much, I can't really put my finger on it. But I am glad I went but doubt if I will ever pay to go there again and would never like to live there, maybe up the coast from LA, but I doubt it. Plus I got the Sunday paper and the house prices are mental!
and you opinion counts for .......? this is not the travel show Judith Charmers
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He was just sharing his perceptions to save everyone some money if they considered going there.

That was nice of him.
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Originally Posted by Esquimaux View Post
and you opinion counts for .......? this is not the travel show Judith Charmers
As much as anyone else's

I hate LA too
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He was just sharing his perceptions to save everyone some money if they considered going there.

That was nice of him.
its was wonderful..... Im sorry
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Originally Posted by Esquimaux View Post
and you opinion counts for .......? this is not the travel show Judith Charmers
I liked hearing his point of view about LA.
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As much as anyone else's

I hate LA too
I hate you
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I hate you
Let me just go put my head in the oven, for my life is no longer worth living.

Oh, and it's Chalmers

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Originally Posted by Wintersong View Post
Let me just go put my head in the oven, for my life is no longer worth living.

Oh, and it's Chalmers
coming up at Easter I think ...start your hydration programme now (little one looks gorgeous btw)
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Originally Posted by Esquimaux View Post
coming up at Easter I think ...start your hydration programme now (little one looks gorgeous btw)
Cool! Maybe this time you all can come to ours

Getting the thread back OT... LA still sucks.


(Thanks btw )
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Originally Posted by Wintersong View Post
Cool! Maybe this time you all can come to ours

Getting the thread back OT... LA still sucks.


(Thanks btw )
I find you attractive cos you are so mean
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it sounds like the OP visited about 1% of LA before giving their opinion.... from the text you visited Marina Del Ray, Hollywood & Santa Monica with a trip up towards malibu... hmm...
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You know the funny thing?

I was at a seminar in LA with some Texans and we started a conversation about the locals. One woman said it was so strange, when she was walking by someone on the street and started to say hi to them, they looked at her like she was from outer space.

LOL

People in LA don't talk to strangers. If a stranger talks to you, he's getting ready to mug you.
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Name a pier that isn't crap.
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