And i will be wearing my NEW contiki shirt while on tour. ;) Have to show off the pride.
Arriving into Los Angeles a day before the tour begins... I plan on heading over to the tattoo parlour and getting my second tattoo, tattoo'd on my left wrist reading: 'Enjoy it. Live it. Experience it.' Some of you you may recognize it from reading my philosophy. I just sent off the design to the Tattoo artist this morning to get a quote on how much it shall cost. cross fingers it will not be too expensive and reasonable price. I am looking forward to getting my second tattoo, i have been writing it on my wrist for the past month, seeing how much i will like it permanent written there and yes I will love it. I recommend doing that so when planning on getting a tattoo for youself, even if it is a first one or second, third or fourth. Seeing it on your body in Pen Ink before permanent tattoo ink.
Plan is to get a weekly bus pass so i can hop on and off any city bus while i am there, easy access to see the city. I was already informed to stay far away from Compton and i will just do that so! Booked my extra night in the Kyoto Hotel with Contiki. Looks like a beautiful hotel, i can not wait till i get there and see in person. Also booked my Hostel in Santa Monica for after the Contiki Tour. Same Hostel i stayed at before, so at least i know something that is familiar. And i will not make the same mistake on going into the store entrance instead of the hostel entrance. Long Funny story when i arrived in Los Angeles after dark, arriving to the hostel by taxi because my bus never showed up.
I have already met five tour mates, via www.contiki.com / Facebook. They are all australians so far i am the only canadian to speak of. So I will meet up with them before the pre-departure meeting.
Things doing during my tour in Los Angeles:
- Hollywood Pub Crawl
- Universal Studios
- Grammy Museum**
- Starline hop-on/hop-off**
- Tour stars Home**
- drive along sunset strip
- Venice Beach
- Santa Monica Beach and Pier
- Mann's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood's walk of fame (picture with Johnny Depp)
- Redeo Drive and Melrose Avenue
Things I want to do and see after my tour in Los Angeles:
- surf lessons
- see pasadena tunnels
- dodgers game
- Beverly Hills
- Visit Brooke (Friend from first Contiki Tour)
- Have many beach days, just to RELAX