Monthly Archives: May 2015

Monterey to San Francisco

Andrew and Iย had two nights in Monterey and agreed unanimously that while we had a great time, we probably wouldn’t recommend it to friends. They have world class aquariums in Monterey, but ever since I felt a wasted a day … Continue reading

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Big Sur

After leaving Hearst Castle we headed to Big Sur, making a couple of stops along the way. First we checked out the tiny town of San Simeon: A couple of miles down the road was an elephant seal lookout. There … Continue reading

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Hearst Castle

On Wednesdayย I fell in love with Hearst Castle. Which is kind of odd, considering I’d only heard of it for the first time last week. William Randalf Hearst was a US newspaper magnate in the early 1900s. In 1919 he … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara, Cambria & San Simeon

On Tuesday we departed Los Angeles to kick off our road trip. We were pretty sad to leave, having had a wonderful 10 days with Andrew’s family. But we jumped onto the 101 and headed north, stopping in Santa Barbara for lunch. I … Continue reading

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Hiking in the Angeles National Forrest

On Sunday we rose bright and early to take a hike in the Angeles National Forrest, just 30 minutes from bustling LA. It appeared overcast at first as we drove up the moutains, but then we suddenly broke through the … Continue reading

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Disneyland!

So I was pretty tired at Disneyland last Thursday having hardly slept the night before due to sheer excitement. Yes, I know there is something wrong with me. But it’s Disneyland! The happiest place on earth! It was spectacular, here’s … Continue reading

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Disney California Adventure

We’ve officially been in the US for over a week now! It’s gone so fast and we’ve done so much awesome stuff. On Tuesday night we went out for dinner in Hollywood with Andrew’s uncle Eric, aunt Adrienne and cousin … Continue reading

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Universal Studios

On Monday, Andrew braved the 101 and drove us to Universal Studios without fault. Needless to say I was pretty excited to see where movies are made. Surprisingly the lines weren’t bad at all and soon we were sitting on … Continue reading

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Malibu & Santa Monica

We’ve arrived! After a very easy 10 hour flight from Auckland to LA (the highlight being when we found a packet of unopened chips shortly before boarding, score!) we got in early and Andrew’s uncle Eric collected us from the … Continue reading

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Getting ready to fly

It’s almost crunch time folks. Tomorrow we fly out of the country, not that my brain has accepted that as a fact yet. I’m down to two suitcases of belongings now, one of which is staying behind at mum’s house. … Continue reading

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