Los Angeles, USA

Trip Reflection: Los Angeles

Culture I’ve always been reluctant to travel to the States since I feel that is it too similar culturally to Canada. It doesn’t feel like I’m experiencing something new. This trip made me appreciate these similarities. The currency was easy to understand (although it would have been even easier if our dollar was stronger and… Continue reading Trip Reflection: Los Angeles

Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles Day 7: Beverly Hills, Barnsdall Art Park, Silver Lake

Bye bye convertible! All good things come to an end as we embark on our last day in LA. First, we had to return the convertible. Aaron was very sad to let it go, and even contemplated purchasing one, but it doesn’t make sense to have one in Ottawa, where more than half the year… Continue reading Los Angeles Day 7: Beverly Hills, Barnsdall Art Park, Silver Lake

Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles Day 6: Getty Centre, Mount Wilson, Silver Lake

Photo of the day: The gorgeous architecture of Getty Centre. Photo credit: Aaron.Getty CentreAaron had planned to do a road trip up to the mountains today and our first stop was at the Getty Centre, which we did not get to see yesterday. Like the Getty Villa, entrance is free but parking is $15 ($10… Continue reading Los Angeles Day 6: Getty Centre, Mount Wilson, Silver Lake

Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles Day 5: Malibu, Getty Villa, Santa Monica

Today, we drove over to snazzy Beverly Hills to return our trusty Yaris for a more snazzy convertible, A.K.A. Aaron’s happy day. He planned out a whole nice scenic route to Malibu. Unfortunately, we were running late so we had to cut our drive short, since we had already made a lunch reservation at Nobu.… Continue reading Los Angeles Day 5: Malibu, Getty Villa, Santa Monica

Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles Day 4: Los Feliz, Mount Hollywood, Griffith Observatory

Photo of the day: Lone bench on our hike in Griffith Park. Photo credit: Aaron.Los FelizWe caught up on some work this morning, then decided to hang around Los Feliz today. First, we had lunch at Alcove Cafe and Bakery. It had a large patio, so it was a great place to soak in some… Continue reading Los Angeles Day 4: Los Feliz, Mount Hollywood, Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles Day 3: Original Farmer’s Market, The Grove, Walk of Fame, OUE Skyspace

Original Farmer's Market It was another lazy morning, as we casually stroll out at noon to the Original Farmer’s Market for some lunch. Luckily, there was parking on-site with the first 90 minutes free with validation. The market was very lively given it is a weekday. Before arriving, I was expecting the market to be… Continue reading Los Angeles Day 3: Original Farmer’s Market, The Grove, Walk of Fame, OUE Skyspace

Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles Day 2:  Runyon Canyon Park, Thai Town and Venice

Raw Cane Super Juice We started our day like a true Californian by getting some juice for breakfast at a nearby shop called Raw Cane Super Juice. It was a cozy little shop with minimal to none seating. We ordered one with just sugar cane juice, coconut and avocado, as well as a more “green”… Continue reading Los Angeles Day 2:  Runyon Canyon Park, Thai Town and Venice

Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles Day 1: Korea Town and Grand Central Market

Since we were on the west coast in beautiful British Columbia visiting family and friends, we decided to take a slight detour south to spend a week in sunny California, specifically Los Angeles. It was just a short 3-hour flight and we were at the busy LAX. It was definitely humbling to see how big… Continue reading Los Angeles Day 1: Korea Town and Grand Central Market

NYC, USA

NYC Day 3: Food and Shopping Galore!

Some of my friends wanted to check out the rest of the tourist attractions before leaving, so it’s the perfect time for me to enjoy some time with food. I looked up the best breakfast place in the financial district where we stayed and came across The Brooklyn Breakfast Food Truck. Unfortunately, it was not… Continue reading NYC Day 3: Food and Shopping Galore!