Posts tagged travel
Posts tagged travel
Chinatown’s end. #nyc #travel (at Canal Street (Manhattan))
Somewhere over Manhattan. #travel #nyc
When the annals of early 21st century American capitalism will be written, the county fair sea lion show will remain a strong and coherent metaphor. #travel #losangeles (at Los Angeles County Fair)
Tom Waits tour guide: “We’re standing in the most cum stained alley in #losangeles” #travel
And then there was the guy who opened an Israeli restaurant in Chinatown… #food #travel #sanfrancisco #theresajokeinthis (at San Francisco Chinatown Dragon Gate)
New trend story: Audiobooks for truckers. #travel (at Wheeler Ridge Travel Center)
The golden age of Downtown LA #architecture was amazing, amazing, amazing. #losangeles #travel #hotels (at Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles)
The Los Angeles Flower Market is a massive wholesale flower and plant market open to the public for a token fee. It anchors the much larger Flower District, which is filled with (yup) flower shops of every size and possibility. Most of the shops were originally opened by Jews and Italians; these days Koreans and Mexicans run the show. #losangeles #la #travel (at The Original Los Angeles Flower Market)
It’s been three weeks since I moved to Los Angeles from NYC. Love this city, and the amount that I love it surprises me a lot. It’s a very different beast from New York, but it’s an amazing place that never ceases to positively surprise me.
A few quick notes:
1. LA seems like it would be a positively awful place to live in your twenties.
2. LA seems like a great place to live if you are under 21 or over 30.
3. All the cliches about LA traffic are true. However, noone gives enough notice about the asshats who don’t use turn signals/text while they drive/do their nails behind the wheel.
4. The city and its suburbs are full of amazing ethnic neighborhoods with crazy amazing restaurants/shops/sights that can’t really be spotted from the street. Foursquare and Yelp are your off-the-beaten track friends.
5. Much better live music than NYC. Smaller bands can actually find venues to play in. Freaky.
So… some news: I’m moving to Los Angeles in March. I’m going to write for the same great publications I currently write for, but from a new perch on the left coast.
Excited, nervous, sad to leave NYC but happy to try something new. It’s going to be a very good spring.
Travel c*nts: Take this with you next time you travel to LDN. (via Offensive But Useful Map Of London (NSFW) | The Poke:)
Staying in Lancaster, California - Capital of the high desert. Here working on a very exciting story I’ll have more about soon… but it turns out the hotel I’m staying in held their Grand Opening party today. With a Luau theme. As I pull into the parking lot, there are leis for everyone and hula dancers in front of the reception desk. And catered Hawaiian bbq. And a ribbon cutting with a giant novelty scissor and a State Senator.
This is a strange and wonderful life. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
Downtown Los Angeles is goddamn fascinating. Maximum gonzo crammed into a small area - needs more exploring.