Dreams come true: Los Angeles First Part (Venice Beach)

Hello Guys,

it’s been awhile now

Welcome back!!! Today’s episode is gonna be about our experience in Los Angeles, California.

Visiting California has always been a dream for us, finally we ended up fullfilling it.

We took a plane from Berlin (where we previously left) to New York (even if we had more hours we couldn’t sightsee in it, maybe next time) and then we catched another to LAX Airport. Despite arriving late that night we were pretty excited although a lot tired. As it’s suggested here in Cali, we rented a car from Hertz (i recommend you to do the same, it’s the only way to move in such a huge State). Then we proceeded to drive towards Los Angeles Downtown where our motel was located (we were able to find a cheap one in a very good location). The day after, to energize ourselves after such a long travel and jetlag consequences (first days if you come from so far you’re gonna feel it a little bit), we had breakfast at Urth Cafe, a renowned chain of bar that offers a huge variety of delicious things. Highly recommended.

So after visiting Berlin and the previous destinations where we missed so much going to the beach, besides in Europe is summer, the first thing we wanted to see was Venice locality and foremost Venice Beach.

Before going to the beach we stopped at Venice’s Nike shop for some shopping, that’s quite big and famous…the Venice’s streets remind me of some i watched in the videogames, especially GTA, (of course the famous Los Santos was non other than Los Angeles). That day was so hot, it reached 38 degrees as you probably imagined.

Thanks for a brilliant use of Maps app (it has been so useful in this trip as you can imagine) we managed to get to the seashore. Parking here can be very expensive, in fact we paid 20 dollars for our staying, but everywhere it is pretty much like that, so be prepared.

First as you walk the long promenade you may witness so many street artists from all over, from painters, magicians, acrobats, bohemiens artists and even rappers (we were lucky enough to meet one very good black rapper that gifted us with his CD) etc…always on sidewalk you find plenty of stores, from minimarkets, to pubs, restaurants,apartments to rent and even the Doc Green is among those.

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on the beach there are a lot of uncommon places such as:

a skateboard area where even youngsters are so skilled. Just stop for a few minutes, it’s worth your time, believe me

a open gym where you may find so many outstanding athletes working out, from bodybuilders, to calisthenics and crossfitters.

While the water can not be considered so clean, the beach is so equipped even with public restrooms, but if you ever visited other famous beaches around the world do not think there will be sun umbrellas, deckchairs and sunbeds as we had in Italy for example. Unfortunately there are also a lot of homeless people and drug addicted but police is controlling everywhere.

What sets apart Venice Beach from the rest it’s the sense of freedom and expression that it has, where artists and people from all over the world are all involed in a unique context. It’s kinda difficult to explain it, but if you’ll ever visit Venice you will understand what i am talking about.

I highly suggest you to visit it for its particularity and style, it sure is a great experience and a remarkable place in Los Angeles. Next articles i am gonna cover a lot of other places of interest in LA. Thank you for your time and support (remember to follow our page on instagram to stay in touch with us and our great journey), Stay tuned for more….

TO BE CONTINUED….

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