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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:52 pm

Off to LA

Looking forward to the camp fires and the wacko funeral :D

Anybody got any tips on diff things to do places to eat etc

Missing you all already :D :D

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:03 pm

oh you lucky thing john.........i do hope you have a nice time :wink:

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:10 pm

Hi John are you travelling around or staying in LA ? I'm sure you will enjoy it, jealous who me :roll: you bet I am :D


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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:14 pm

oh have a great time, it's somewhere I'd love to visit!
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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:41 pm

I haven't been out there since I was 16 (which was about 31 years ago) and even then the traffic was really daunting.
But I imagine if you can drive in London, you can handle LA, just stay on the correct side of the road.
Have fun!
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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:28 pm

Thanks all, Lynn im staying downtown and doin the tourist bit rather than travellin about

Jill - no plans to drive other than in the back of a cab :D

Do we have any LA signmakers on the boards?

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:58 pm

Have a great time John.

I think Marek was on the west coast, but not seen him here for a while. :(
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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:56 pm

Have a great time

watch those camp fires
I hear they're outta control with two firemen already killed
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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:38 pm

Been to Los Angeles twice, travelled the length of California started in San Francisco and travelled down to San Diego. Its not like a holiday in Spain you won't be out drinking late at night. That part of America don't seem to do pubs or bars or entertainment, Places are food orientated so once you've had your meal and a couple of drinks its time to go home as theres nothing else to do at night. Santa Monica is the most touristy part with a shopping mall and a street with restaurants. Visit Venice beach, and of course Hollywood, Griffith Park has the observatory with fantastic views of the whole city. You do really need a car to get out and about and visit other places. Most of the chain restaurants are Ok Dennys etc, most of the food is fast food so not many small restaurants. Everything seems to be covered in breadcrumbs like KFC. There don't seem to be any all you can eat places like Florida either.
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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:50 pm

There don't seem to be any all you can eat places like Florida either.

That's because it's California, where almost every woman is a size 0.
And lots of people are vegetarians.
Florida is in the South, where retirees like to retire to, and they love buffets.
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:23 am

Yes Jill I noticed some of those girls. California and Florida are like two different countrys.
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:01 am

Enjoy John! :D
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:59 pm

You could check out "The Standard" http://www.standardhotels.com/ It's suppose to be some type of landmark. I've been to the downtown LA one.

There's also Little Tokyo neighborhood which is pretty quirky and cool. I'd say you should definitely try some Mexican restaurants while there. The places that have the guacamole made to order are the best IMO. You can try El Compadres on Sunset Blvd. or these:

http://www.elcholo.com/

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http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-compadre-res ... os-angeles
(this on has flaming margaritas)


I have some friends that lived in LA for a long time. They just moved to San Francisco though. I can ask them specifics if you're looking for something in particular.
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:24 pm

My friend IM'd me. I don't know how much time you'll have. She suggested these too.

7 Grand:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/seven-grand-los-angeles
Great spot for Whiskey

Edison:
http://www.edisondowntown.com/
bar / restaurant
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:45 pm

Simon you shouldn't have told John about whiskey he'll be there forever :D

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Post Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:33 am

Sounds good, have a great trip John.

pics on your return :cool:
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Post Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:18 pm

John sorry mate missed this one, although you did say your were going. Have a great trip and bring me back something nice.
xxx Rich missing you xxxxx

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