Day 1: Koreatown, Downtown LA & Santa Monica Boulevard/Pier (34,531 steps - 26.35Kms walking)
After two comfortable flights (even on American Airlines, but with the help of some prescribed sleeping tablets and liquor … who’d have thunk it?) we touched down in LA at 6.05am on a sunny Sunday morning, 08th October 2017.
It took us a while to get our private shuttle into the city, but after eight phone calls (no shit) and a relatively pleasant chat with our ex-pat Cambodian driver and his ‘travel guest’ (for use of the carpool lane - smart), we were at hotel check in (https://www.thelinehotel.com) at the corner of Wilshire/Normandie in Koreatown (K’town) for 8.15am.
Our room wasn’t going to be ready for a few hours, so we left our bags and headed off exploring. We strolled through K’town - nothing too exciting … block after block of Korean BBQ’s, massage parlours & 7/11’s.
So, we said we’d venture into Downtown LA.
Downtown’s a bit of a dump to be honest. We strolled around for an hour or so &...