Im dreadful at blogs.
ive been away for 2 weeks already and this is the first one I have written
and it will be quick
Day 1 - Arrive in LA after stupidly long flight and too much airplane food. Head to Marina del Rey Beach, tan, then go toIn and Out Burger with Jane!
Day 2 - Take the bikes up to Santa Monica through Venice. Head straight to an english bar and watch the football....WHAT?!?!?!?!? shop a fair bit and spend too much money on clinique and benefit then head back to santa monica pier to pick up the bikes and find livs has a massive puncture so have to go sort that out! then head back to janes then ride the bikes once again to santa monica to watch an oopen air viewing of the grease movie. which was awesome
day 3 - early start. san diego. stayed in ocean beach - really cool, kinda hippy beach place. may have had beg bugs here though so wasnt too happy. just hung out at the beach, explored and went to the farmers market.
day 4 - tijuana. margeritas, pina coladas, and too many mexicans shouting at me in the street trying to get us into their bars. oh and some musician fancied liv and gave her his phone number. hahahaha.
day 5 - san diego zoo. self explanatory. lots of animals. very little time. however, we did it all an hour less tijme than they said we would! then we headed to the baseball game - san diego padres vs colorado rockies. we got foam fingers. we got excited. we cheered. we learnt the game.....then we lost.
so we went out into the gaslamp district and danced our little hearts out.
day 6 - back to LA. met up with Robin from camp and another girl who was staff there this year. did hollywood again, got some good salad from whole foods. then that evening played some drinking games then me and liv hit the sunset strip. hit johnny depps club the viper room and werent too impressed. a lot of live music but noone looking remotely interested. so we gave up with the lack of enthusiasm here and tried our hand at getting into the uber exclusive Skybar.....and were very successfull! woohoo. met some guy who knows leamington pretty well here. and just had an awesome time
day 7 - sunday. universal studios. studio tour. water rides. lots of exciting entertainment with robin and jo still with us. then we packed up our bags and got a cab to janes....and the driver spoke ZERO english. he wanted us to give him directions there. he didnt even know where marina del rey was. he got us lost a few times and it ended up costing a fortune more than it was meant to. and then he complained about the dreadful tip we left him. what a nightmare. got another cab to their airport and flew to raratonga.
day8 - after no sleep on the plane. arrived in raratonga. to overcast. boo. spent the first day in the town looking around, sitting in a bar by the water etc etc.
hannah wasnt too happy as it appeared some bugs were in my cardigan on the flight and about 30 odd new bites had arisen on me. not happy at all.
OOOH interesting fact. the show shipwrecked - the new castaways were on our flight to raratonga. they caught another flight up to aitutaki after as they were starting filming in a couple of days. awesome fact there.
day 9 - last tuesday. frustrated about the bites.decided we would bike round the island with a girl at the hostel. got to the town and i fell off my bike as im a 5 year old and cant ride one. grazed my knee then went back tpo the hostel for a barbecue and wine session.
day 10. liv and anna cycled around the island and i chilled out and was frustrated over the state of my entire body - what with the masses of bites and falling off that bike
day 11 - thursday - i dont have a cluewhat we did during the day. but at night we went to this island night and saw some polynesian dancers etc. and liv got called up to dance....hahahaha....thats why you keep your head down!
friday - day 12 - went back into town.; felt very british as i stood in shorts and a hoodie eating an icecream in the rain.
early night. ish.
saturday. woke up at 2am/. got a flight at 4.40am. that was all we saw of saturday as we went forward a day over the date/time barrier.
sunday - day 14 - got to sydney. met up with walkie. did the opera house, harbour bridge and the rocks area of sydney. went to the fish market and had these awesome seafood noodles with octopus and massive prawns etc in them. then slept VERY early
monday 0 day 15 - went up to palm beach (summer bay) and it was finally SUNNY! my third time there and the sun comes out! then went backdown to manly. then took a trip to bondi. we were going to barbecue dinner on the beach here. but it was FREEZING so we ended up going somewhere warm to eat! then got back to walkies, went to a quiz night (we lost), then went out in town and got back about 3am.
woke up very late today and here we are.
we are packaging stuff up to send home today - including my silk dress and hair straightners!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!