Saturday, 30 August 2008
My last night in Los Angeles
Today I went to the Californian Adventure Park. I was going to do a Movie Stars Tour and visit the Theatres around Hollywood, but unfortunately the touring company does not do pick ups from Anaheim, where I am staying. Anaheim is a 1 hour drive from Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. So I had a change of plans. In a way I wanted to do the Adventure Park, and I thought that if I come back again I would do the Adventure Park, it's funny the way things have turned out.
If I go back again I wouldn't mind staying in Santa Monica a little bit closer to Hollywood, and I would be able to do the Movie Stars/theatres tour, the Getty Museum and Knotts Berry Farm. As the saying goes I got to save something for next time.
Tonight is my last night in Anaheim Los Angeles. I'm feeling rather sad to be leaving this place as I have had many happy memories here such as visiting Disneyland, Universal Studios, Californian Beaches and Down town Los Angeles. Visiting Disneyland has always been a childhood dream of mine to visit the castle and to experience the magic of the place where dreams come true. When I was a child there was a lot of Disney cartoons and shows on TV and I would always see the castle before and after the TV Programme. Despite feeling a little sad, I have got a new city to explore and many more adventures to undertake in the hot southern city called San Diego. I will be catching a bus to San Diego which is a 2 hour drive from Anaheim.
When you open this blog on Monday morning I will be in San Diego.
I will be staying in San Diego for seven nights and it is the closest US City to the country Mexico. I will be expecting to see more Mexican people in San Diego. In San Diego, I will be visiting the Zoo, Sea World and the Wild Animal Park. I will also be doing a tour of San Diego City.
Well that's all from me,
Here are some more: Did you know facts about the USA:
* In the USA, we have to tip-pay people extra money for the service they provide.
It is around 15-20% of the actual cost.
You give tips to: Bus Drivers, Restaurant workers and sometimes workers at the Hotel
Miss Paton orders a Roast Beef Dinner for $12.99
A drink known as Soda for $1.00
Altogether the meal would cost $13.99
But I would also have to pay the waiter extra money which would be around: $2.80 for the service they provide
Then on top of my meal bill I have to pay tax which is around: 8%
In total the meal would add up to around $17.00 -just off the top of my head
* When you pay for a postcard, it maybe be 50 cents. In the shop they are advertised as 50 cents each, but when you pay for the postcard the cashier may say 55 cents. This is the hidden tax. So different to New Zealand, as we pay a set amount of money for things-no hidden charges.
* You children are so lucky with your fruit. Here in the USA, fruit is very expensive.
I paid $14.00 USA money for 3 Apples, 3 Nectarines and 3 Peaches at the Farmer's Market.
For 1 banana it is over $1.00 USA money
Junk food seems to be cheaper than healthy food.
* Healthy food restaurants are very hard to find in Anaheim
Common foods on the menu in Restaurants are: Burgers, Pizza, Fried foods.
Healthy salads have mayonaise or a whole lot of dressing piled on top.
* Over half the people in Los Angeles speak Spanish
* The weather temperature is measured in Farenheight instead of degrees Celcius.
You may want to see what the weather temperature is in San Diego on the Internet
Just type into Google: Weather temperatures in San Diego
Some websites have the temperature in degrees celcius
Have a great week. Hopefully my Hotel has Internet/Emailing facilities in San Diego. It's just great here in Los Angeles.
Will create a new post on the blog in San Diego.