Around Los Angeles [★ ~ CA TRAVEL #6]Friday, December 25, 2015
Our official business trip ended on October 4, 2014 (Saturday). The rest of our teammates were flying back to Manila that morning. However, things were different for Krishan and me - we were heading South to see Los Angeles!!!
I am so glad I was with Krishan during this trip. He's a true blue adventure seeker. It was both our first time in the USA and so there were lots of things to discover. Before our team flew to San Fransisco, we planned this side trip and scheduled it after our work week in San Mateo. We booked one of the travel packages at Tours4Fun. I guess I'll write more of that planning process on another post. Let's go onto the details of our tour!
So our call time was Saturday morning at Red Roof Inn in Redwood City. From our hotel in San Mateo, we hailed a taxi to the meeting place. It was easy to spot the people who were also going to the tour - there were lots of people (Chinese and some Indians) with their luggage waiting on a parking lot. After a few hours, we were aboard the bus that would take us to Los Angeles!
|Aboard the bus!|
|See that Sandisk sign?|
Tours4Fun mostly has Chinese tour guides and that was the case for our tour. They could also speak English. Our tour guide in the bus would explain stuff about a place we were passing by in Chinese first, and then he would then speak in English afterwards. I am just not sure if the information that he said in Chinese is as complete as with what he said in English, cause it sounded like he said a lot in Chinese, and then he just said a few sentences in English after. Oh well at least we were enjoying ourselves in the bus, seeing new things along the way.
Our first stop en route was this place called Casa De Fruta. There are lots of goodies for sale like sweets, fruits, nuts, and other food items that can be given as gifts.
|Looking around Casa de Fruta. Spot Krishan taking a selfie . :))|
|It was Halloween then, thus the decorations.|
|Yogurt pretzels!!! I have a thing for these. (｡♥‿♥｡) |
Seeing this image made me question why I didn't buy some though.
... Casa de Wine...
|Their turnovers look so good. I didn't get to try one though.:D|
|It was so beautiful!|
Then there's Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum...
... and Dolby Theatre...
... and Hard Rock Cafe.
There were a lot of things to see along the streets actually, mostly performers, just like this one imitating Michael Jackson.
He's good actually! There was a large circle of spectators around him and some of them are tossing coins (or bills I guess?) onto the hat that this performer placed on the ground.
|Elvis statue on one store|
|Happy tourist here. :P|