Trip de Americae: Los Angeles

Finally, I have come to the last city in this trip report of mine. It have been a good round the world trip for the past few months. Starting out in Frankfurt on the 10th of October. Here it is, in december, with the festive period just round the corner. I have finally come to the last city of my trip! Los Angeles! The city of Angels! I’m so excited to finally be here, after all, it is a thing to finally come to LA. Where people often brag how chill lax and how vibrant this place is. LA is also said to be extremely diverse, and it is such a huge city that many district are so different from each other. Of course, I am so excited to finally check out hollywood! Some of the places that I check out while in Los Angeles includes Santa Monica, Hollywood, Downtown I even went to a gun range which I have shared on that earlier. It is more of a chill stay before I finally head back home! Follow me on my last city in Trip de Americae!

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Trip de Americae: Shooting Experience @ Los Angeles Gun Club

Watching too many action movies like Mission Impossible or Die Hard? Or the classic HK Police dramas and TV series that you have been harp on since your. I am sure that you would like to try your hands at one of the guns that you have been seeing on your tv and movie screen. For the people like us, who lives in a strict gun control place such as Singapore, one of the way that you can try firing a firearm would be when you are in the United States! Although the guys us, do get to have an experience when we are serving in the military. However I sure did enjoying shooting my glock and beretta without the need to clean the gun after that! HAHA. I have been researching on where to head to when I know that I will be travelling to the United States. The cheapest place is to definitely do it in Texas. Between the cities that I will be travelling to. Both Las Vegas and Los Angeles offer the opportunity to do so, but I decide to head to the Los Angeles Gun Club since it is more affordable!

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Trip de Americae: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co is a family chain restaurant that specializes in seafood style dishes. They are a common sight around the states! You can surely find them throughout your travels. For those people who like to have seafood, this is the place to be! They are a normal diner, nothing very special but still a pretty decent place for some grub. I had the opportunity to try them when I was in Santa Monica, the restaurant is located right on the pier. I’m sure it is easy enough for anyone to spot their quirky exterior! Prices for a main usually cost around 20 bucks and as per the norm, their portions here are very generous!

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Trip de Americae: Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

I had a little trouble during the final part of my trip in the states. I guess sometimes, your plans doesn’t always goes accordingly. I have to say that I am already very glad that so far, everything have been rather peaceful up to this moment. If anyone still remember the crazy California wildfire that just went crazy and rip throughout the whole state. Yup, I was caught right in the middle of it! One of them was even super close to UCLA, and burn down houses in Bel Air. In fact after San Francisco, I was suppose to do a 2d1n drive down to Napa Valley, then make my way to Los Angeles, although after seeing footage of the Wildfire, I decided that taking a place might be much better. Thankfully I managed to cancel my car rental and hotels at no extra cost, since they understand my plight! I book a last min flight and flew Virgin America down to LAX. I will not review the flight again since it is rather similar to my previous one. Los Angeles is a huge city, with many district, in fact, no one really have a good suggestion on where to stay in LA. I decided on downtown since I could get to all the district in LA like Hollywood, Santa Monica easily. I found quite a good deal on Millenium Biltmore Los Angeles and decide to stay there.

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Trip de Americae: San Francisco

Frisco, I am finally in the good old San Francisco! So happy to be here after hearing so much and seeing so much of it in movies and shows. It is my second last stop and my 4th stop in the United States! I have long heard about the culture here in the golden city as well as the strong chinese community. Furthermore I would really like to see the world most technological city given that the SF is a huge place for tech start up. On the sad side San Francisco have also turn out to be the most expensive place in the United States, even more than New York City! Besides being a tech city as well as a cosmopolitan, boosting high level of standard of living and quality of life, SF also brings a touch of the old school charm with its history dating back from the 1700s. The weather is SF is also neither too cold or warm, which makes it so nice to visit at any time of the day! Check out my stay here in San Fran!

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Trip de Americae: Alcatraz Island

You can’t go San Francisco without visiting the Alcatraz! It’s undoubtedly one of the most famous icon in San Francisco! Sitting on its Bay, it also look like a rock from the mainland! Which is why there’s another name for the Alcatraz, The Rock! The name also for the movie which was set in the Alcatraz! The Alcatraz used to be one of the most infamous prison in United States history! The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary or United States Penitentiary was a maximum high security federal prison that house some of the most dangerous criminals in the country! The fact that it’s located off the mainland shows how difficult it is to escape from this prison! However due to high cost and maintenance it was shut down! In the recently history they have turn it to be one of the tourist attraction in the world! I would believe that it’s the only prison in the world that you can go visit for fun! And as a tourist attractions! Follow me in doing a review of the prison! Seeing The World In Steps!

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Trip de Americae: Taylor Street Coffeeshop

Classic American Breakfast! Or a lazy brunch! There’s is simply nothing better to do that waking up late in the morning. Dragging your feet out of the house, heading to a nice cafe and grabbing a hearty meal! Comfy at the max as time pass by! Brunch, a clever word where it combines both breakfast and lunch! Breakfast and brunch is a thing here in San Francisco or in fact the culture in the states. One of the recommended one is definitely Taylor Street Coffeeshop which is famous for their bacons. It’s small and nice,  very boutique style! In fact there are no more than 20 seats in the cafefrom what I can see!

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