travelgrove Reviews
 

Trip to Los Angeles, California

 
    Los Angeles's map
MadSuh's pictureby MadSuh review
added on 15th of May, 2010

Finally, I am flying out to the US again and get to go to all my favorite spots in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and some of the National Parks.

Anyhow, this entry is really just about the trip from Frankfurt to LA as it was rather interesting. We had left Ravensburg on the 12th of May at 3:30am and drove down to Frankfurt. There we were supposed to have our flight at 10:50 so we had arranged for airport parking ahead of time, which is quite convenient.

Anyhow, Lori who is a colleague from Romania had quite a bit of trouble at the check in already. First they wanted to know why he was traveling to the US, I was there of course and told them that we are going to a wedding and are doing some work, and that he worked for me. Right away they asked about my company and sure enough they wanted to see a business card. Quite smart I thought, because if we are traveling on business, we would certainly have one with us.

Anyhow, it was more annyoing when they started arguing about how he came to Germany. When he answered that he had come by bus, they asked for the bus ticket, which we naturally didn't have.... Ouch... After a long explanation that this had been some private bus service and the receipt had supposed remained in Romania with Stefan, they were satisfied.

Then came a bigger issue, which was the fact that Lori only had a temporary passport. I really didn't understand this part, because Bucharest had aready approved it. Oh well, sure enough she was running after her manager to figure out how to handle this case. After a 10min wait we finally were told that we would be ok :)

We had enough time to grab some McDOnald's breakfast and then board the plane.

We were flying Delta Airlines and this time a quite old airplane. I was surprised that Gin & Tonics now actually cost money. Interesting, I thought, because you can also get drunk with Coronas which are free :)

So here is my travel tip to all Cross-Atlantic Delta travelers: Don't drink Cocktails - Beers and Wine are free!

With a little buzz and just readyfor the next flight leg, we landed in Detroit with a 15-20min delay. Unfortunately, the 1hr 15min was now enough for the stop over because there were so many travelers and things just take a while. I didn't think that the border patrol was very strict, yes, we did have to take off our shoes, and yes, I did get unlucky, because out of all the people I saw at the security check I was the only one who was picked for the body scan. Oh well, I hope that scan is safe :)

After they also pulled out Axel to check his luggage, we certainly had no chance to make our connecting flight. This was actually a pain, because we had been on the road for almost 20 hours by now and now that our flight got delayed, we would only leave Boston at 9:50pm and get into LA at 11:45 because all other flights had been booked out.

We spent the remainder of the Detroit stop-over at Fuddruckers, eating too many of those nice onion rings.

Finally, the flight to LA was more convenient and the airplane a bit more modern. We got into LA on time now and everything seemed good, except that Axel's luggage was missing. He was getting nervous of course, but then they had probably shipped his bag with a previous flight, so we could find it after we had talked to the luggage service guys.

Anyhow, I'll report more in the next days...

 

Things about Los Angeles you may be interested in

 
 
USA 2010 - overview

1. May 12, 2010 Trip to Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
2. May 13, 2010 Getting around in Los Angeles (Los Angeles)  (* 4)
3. May 14, 2010 Best things to see in Los Angeles (Los Angeles)  (* 15)
4. May 15, 2010 What to see in Los Angeles (Los Angeles)  (* 26)
5. May 17, 2010 Visiting Las Vegas (Las Vegas)  (* 94)
6. May 21, 2010 Our Bryce Canyon trip (Bryce Canyon)  (* 96)
7. May 21, 2010 Visiting the Coral Pink and Red Sand Dunes (Kanab)  (* 16)
8. May 22, 2010 Trip to the Antelope Canyon (Page)  (* 127)
9. May 22, 2010 Our Lake Powell trip (Page)  (* 19)
10. May 23, 2010 Visiting the Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon Village)  (* 65)
11. May 24, 2010 Shopping in Barstow (Barstow)
12. May 25, 2010 Short visit in San Francisco (San Francisco)
13. May 27, 2010 What to do in San Francisco (San Francisco)
14. May 27, 2010 Roadtrip on Pacific Number 1 (Pismo Beach)

Start from beginning1 - 14          Journal overview


Read about Los Angeles in our travel-guide
Vacation in LAGetting around in Los Angeles
 
zdanko's picture
zdanko wrote on May 26, 2010:
Nice trip :D At least you had time to take a good look at everything... Anyhow, the heart of the matter is that you finally got there :)
I am waiting for the next article.
 
 
 
guides

Recommended Los Angeles Guide

Los Angeles History

Los Angeles, CA, United StatesA lot of people worked actively to develop, promote Los Angeles and make it a great city. ┬áThe first railroad in Los Angeles was setup in October 1869 between Los Angeles and San Pedro. In 1892, oil was discovered by Edward L. Doheny near Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles became the center of the oil Production. In order to sustain future growth, huge engineering projects were started to bring more water to the city. Los Angeles hosted the Olympic Games of 1932. A great Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was established in 1923. It was designed to accommodate 76,000 people; later it was expanded with the seating capacity of 100,000 spectators.... Read more »

 
 
reviews

Recent reviews for Los Angeles

Los Angeles experiences - Oct 9, 2008, by MadSuh
I have been lazy a bit with my journal in the past, so I'll make a few updates now. We arrived in LA on the 26th and went over straight to the car rental pick up place to get our car. Everything worked seemless. The first thing I had to do... Read more »

The best Sushi in Los Angeles - Aug 22, 2009, by dosi
One of my newest favorite sushi restaurant in Los Angeles is WA! It's a fairly small casual place and the irony is it's right above Barry's BootCamp, where I used to work now. Now instead of going to work out, I go to eat! What's great here... Read more »

Los Angeles - Feb 3, 2015, by adam
Huge, cosmopolitan, vibrant, fascinating with remarkable, lovely beaches and somewhat ostentatious places, the city speaks for itself, it is an extremely dynamic place, just like in the movies. I myself nicknamed it "the fun loving... Read more »

Vacation in LA - Dec 15, 2008, by MadSuh
Most people do not like LA much and that's why it's not really a tourist town. Having stayed there for some years I really learnt to appreciate LA and was able to find all the nice spots I liked. LA is a jungle, but it's also a place of... Read more »

Visitor information for California - Mar 7, 2008, by lindamura
Population: 35 million Major Airports: Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles (LAX), Burbank Airport - Glendale Pasadena (BUR), John Wayne Airport - Santa Ana (SNA), Long Beach Airport - Long Beach (LGB), Ontario... Read more »

 
 

More reviews you might be interested in

Bruges reviews - Belgium
Bruges is Belgiums most well-preserved historic town. It is situated at the Flemish Region. It is well known for it's exceptional architecture...
Bruges, Belgium

Bamberg reviews - Germany
Bamberg ist eine große Stadt und ich weiß wo sie liegt in Bayern.Dort gibt es die berühmten Bamberger Hörnle und reichlich...
Bamberg

 

Alicante reviews - Spain
Alicante is a nice harbour city and one of Spains fast growing cities. It offer you some possibilities in every direction. For example the weekly...
Nice parks and bullfighting in Alicante

Szentendre reviews - Hungary
Szentendre is a beautiful little city near the capital of Hungary, Budapest. The historical city center is the best part of it :) Cars are not...
How to get to Szentendre

 

Lonavala reviews - India
The Great Sights of Lonavala Lonavala is a stunning location with splendid hills that bloom with a variety of vegetation. It is located 625 meters...
Beautiful things to see in Lonavala

Osaka reviews - Japan
One of the best tasting Ramen ever! Apparently they have locations in Tokyo and throughout Japan. So if you're in Japan go check it out! It's not...
Ipuddo Restaurant in Osaka

 

Sacuieni reviews - Romania
Overview of Sacueni (Szekelyhid in Hungarian and Zickelhid in German) Sacueni is a small village in Bihor near the capital of the County, Oradea...
Small town next to the border

Boulder reviews - Colorado
Healthy food It’s amazing how many people still believe that taste and health do not go well together. We believe the contrary is true and...
Healthy but tasty cuisine in Boulder

 

Jacksonville reviews - Florida
Population: 16 million Major Airports: Miami International Airport - Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale International Airport - Forth Lauderdale...
How to get ahead in Florida

Breckenridge reviews - Colorado
Breckenridge Ski Resort is a nation’s premier year-round destination that has a lot to offer for your next getaway. It is spread out on the...
A hundred things to do in Breckenridge, CO

 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*