I have been living in Los Angeles for about two months now and last weekend was the first time that I took Dan to see the famous Hollywood sign. FINALLY! We still have a lot of exploring to do here but at least we can cross that out of our list!
We did the Hollyridge Trail with a group of friends that we had the luck to meet some weeks ago. We are an international group of people coming from different countries – France, Germany, Taiwan, Spain, US – and sharing the same sense of adventure. It’s so cool to think how even though we began at different times and places in this journey of life, our paths crossed to enjoy this experience and create lifetime memories together.
I really appreciate my time with them because I get to learn so many unique and interesting things about their culture. It’s amazing how different, yet how alike we can be with each other.
The trail was pretty intense because there were steep parts and it was so hot, but everything paid-off when we got to the top and saw the back of the sign. That was the closest we could legally be, and I couldn’t believe how huge the letters are! The views of LA were pretty good from there too, but I was a little bit disappointed because the layer of smog that sits above the city didn’t let me take clear photos of the skyline.
After that we took our cars and drove to Griffith Park to see the city from a panoramic angle. It wasn’t planned but we got there right before the sun went down and the sunset was spectacular! We sat at the terrace of the bar to take a drink while watching the last colors of the sky be replaced by the city lights.
It was an exhausting but beautiful day! That night I went to bed with a big smile on my face.