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California, Part 3: Hollywood

I stayed in Hollywood for a couple of nights when I got back from San Diego, the hostel was in a prime location, almost directly opposite The Kodak Theatre.

Hollywood itself wasn’t quite what I was expecting, it’s basically just one long strip (or 2 if you take into account Sunset Bvld, which actually has better bars and clubs with Whiskey A Go Go and The Viper Room). The Walk of Fame is impressive but also very run down with many of the stars having cracks on them or graffiti, which kind of takes away from it’s supposed greatness.

The shops mostly sell junk and cheap souvenirs, the majority or designers and well known shops are in Santa Monica or Rodeo Drive.

However, it is Hollywood and by definition it’s pretty damn impressive, seeing the Chinese Theatre, The Kodak Theatre, The Walk of Fame, the famous clubs and of course the Hollywood sign are the key things to do here. Once that’s over with there’s not actually much more to do.

The view from the hostel door.


Sunset from the Griffith Observatory, looking out to Hollywood and the rest of LA.


Would of been rude not to.


The main letdown of Hollywood was the fact that I didn’t see any celebrities or anyone even vaguely famous. Gutting.

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