Trip to Los Angeles

trip to los angeles
trip to los angeles
trip to los angeles
trip to los angeles
trip to los angeles
trip to los angeles
trip to los angeles
I lived in Los Angeles for about 11 years and I rarely visited the beach. Now, that I live in Las Vegas, I began to realize how much I’ve missed. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I now appreciate Las Vegas for what it is, but if you gave me a choice between the ocean and the desert, I’d choose the waters in a heartbeat! 

Santa Monica

Santa Monica is one my favorite beaches to visit when I’m in Los Angeles. Why? Well, you get a stunning view of the Pier from the water, and everything just seems to convenient. I also love that besides your typical activities, there’s a ride to go on like the Ferris wheel. Funnel cakes to enjoy at the beach front and the pleasure to go people watching from the pier and at the beach. 

Just a few block from there is the Third Street Promenade which is an awesome place to be when you want to look for good things to eat and places to shop! I also find it easy to find restrooms when needed as they have plenty available. If you don’t want to be at the pier anymore, the beach is literally a few steps away. 

Pokemon GO

Now, Santa Monica is CRAZY busy because of Pokemon GO. Part of the reason why I agreed to go was because of the “rare” Pokemon I could catch there. Seriously, every where you go, there’s a lure in each Pokestop. I wanna say that catching all the water Pokemon was an amazing success. 

Okay, you might be frowning at me because I’m at the beach but my face was glued to the phone. Well, that’s not entirely true because I got to watch the sunset and walked along the water. Truth be told, I want to do it all over again. That ended way too quickly. 

Metro Train

Oh! One of the best parts about going to Santa Monica Pier was the ride there. Me being a regular commuter of Los Angeles, found out that there was a new train stop at Santa Monica. So, if you want to beat the ANNOYING LA traffic, this is one of the best transportation to use. From downtown it was about a 30-40 minute ride? Not bad at all when you think about it. You’re not a driver, you get to avoid all the crazies and you don’t have to worry about parking. UGH! The parking; don’t even get me started on that nightmare. 

So basically Los Angeles is starting to implement public transportation in a super hip way. My coworker asked me if there were suspicious looking people in the train, and actually– there was a mix of people from all economical status. I think that’s what I like about LA, not only the cultural diversity but the status from poor to middle class riding along in one train. No big deal, and no one looks at you funny. 


Before going to Santa Monica we decided to visit Chinatown which is easily accessible from the train. A lot has changed from the last time I saw it. Part of the reason why I want to visit was because I wanted to snag a good deal on a turtle. So I went to one of those alleys that looks like one of those place you would only see in the movies. I had to look for whoever sold turtles. I swear that there’s a freaking black market for them because these cuties are literally disposable to them! So, there they were, staring at me. Waiting for my purchase. The vendor was going to sell it for only $5, but at the last minute, I backed out. Why? I was afraid of being a bad turtle mommy. I don’t think welcoming a pet out of whim is a good idea. 


After that, I went to Hollywood where Hollywood Walk of Fame was. There was something about that place that made me think that I was in Las Vegas again. Maybe it was because it looked similar to the Strip. All the people walking shoulder to shoulder with people in costumes waiting for you to take a picture with them for a tip. Yep, that may be it. 

Now, I just want to relive it all over again. Thinking about it is already giving me the blues. 

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  1. trip to los angeles

    Aahhh, I really want to go to LA too. If only I get to stay in the US for longer than a week this October I will make a trip there. But I am only going to stay for 7 days and I have so many things I want to do in San Francisco! Your pictures are gorgeous by the way. And I am glad LA is promoting their public transportation. One thing I always look forward to whenever I travel is the efficient public transportation. I wish my country can do the same. 🙂

    The Pink Lemonade Girl


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    Lovely trip!


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    wonderful photos 🙂

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  6. trip to los angeles

    Great post! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. trip to los angeles

    there are tons of pokemon all over LA! I have yet to dl the app but perhaps soon! lol


  8. trip to los angeles

    I have so many things I want to do in San Francisco! Your pictures are gorgeous by the way. And I am glad LA is promoting their public transportation. One thing I always look forward to whenever I travel is the efficient public transportation. I wish my country can do the same. 🙂
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  9. trip to los angeles

    Great post!
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  10. trip to los angeles

    What an amazing experience!!!
    beautiful pics!!!


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    I feel the same way having left Seattle 4 years ago. It was only something like a 40 minute drive away from the beach, but I only went a handful of times. I was only a 15-20min walk away from the lake but I didn't go as often as I should have. If I were to go back to that time I probably try to fit in a trip to the lake or beach at least once a week if I had known I'd be living in a grey city for the next few years!


  13. trip to los angeles

    Love everything about this post! So cute!
    Gina //


  14. trip to los angeles

    Amazing photos, I just have to go there in future 🙂


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    These photos are just amazing! I can imagine how beautiful it was and what was the feeling to see this with you own eyes! Lovely!
    I hope that one day I will have the chance to go to USA and see all of those amazing places!
    Great post!



  17. trip to los angeles

    Ahhh now that you mention it, the walk of fame does have uber Vegas vibes! I think it's the flashing lights and the feeling of being enclosure amongst mammoth buildings. I miss the US so bad. I need to come back ASAP. (When it's not hot, especially for Vegas. I can't do Vegas heat!)



  18. trip to los angeles

    I want to go there 🙂
    I'm sure you had a lot of fun!



  19. trip to los angeles

    Beautiful pictures, makes me want to visit. sometimes we don't realize how beautiful the things around us are until we move. I've had that feeling too.
    You take amazing pictures, really 🙂
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss


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