Hollywood Walk of Fame
Now this really was a crazy spur of the moment kind of day .
Saturday after several days in Tijuana catching up with friends .I decided that I would go back to San Diego for my last day and do some last minute shopping and and take the train to ocean beach
So at 5am I checked the border crossing times 15 mins was the official time so I figured more like 30-45 mins so I grabbed a taxi to the border and over I went and got on the tram to San Diego and then booked a return ticket to Ocean beach
However I realised that the train was going straight to LA and as it was my last day I thought fuck it and decided to buy another ticket and go all the way to LA
When I arrived at Union Station everything a bit surreal because it seemed familiar from all the films.
Sadly I only had a few hours here and wanted to make the most of it .I decided to go to Hollywood & Vine and do the Hollywood walk of fame. But when I arrived I was accosted by the usual ticket touts who sold me a really entertaining 3 hour open top truck tour around all the major sites of Hollywood
The guide was brilliant very knowledgable and funny quizzing us on our knowledge on Hollywood .
So what did i get to see . I saw the famous Hollywood sign we drove past Gwen Stefani’s estate along with the house the Michael Jackson was renting when he died .
Footballer Vinny Jones and Quentin Tarantino’s home was also on the list of amazing houses that I had a peek at
When we were asked what did we think of everything I piped up “Poor” .
I also saw the shop on Rodeo Drive where one of my favourite actresses Julia Robert famously tells the sales assistant ‘Big Mistake’ for refusing to serve her the previous day because she wasn’t posh enough , along with the Viper Lounge where River Phoenix died
It really was an entertaining few hours and I was able to see all the main points of Hollywood . It’s somewhere that i will definitely return to , maybe next year and do it all properly and not in such a rush .