Published: July 1st 2002July 1st 2002
I drove the PT Cruiser into Los Angeles - along some of the maddest roads I have ever been on. The highways stretch out over 6 lanes each side, people overtake on all sides and the signs are crap, one thing the UK does a lot better than the US is road signs. In the US signs just indicate the very next exit with maybe 1/2 a mile notice. Matt managed to revert to UK driving - on the left - at a truck stop - which could have been very nasty, and I nearly side swiped a cop car on a weird intersection - we got away with both, we are very lucky guys.
We dropped the bike off and checked into a USA International hostel - very nice facilities, ensuite dorms - only 4 guys in a room. We walked along Hollywood boulevard - decided it was like a tacky seaside town that needed updated from the 70s.
Just a flying visit to LA - I'll be back - in 5 months or so - must see Venice Beach. On to San Diego.
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