Los Angeles, USA - Welcome to Tinsel Town August 1st 2010 As a teenager I’d listened to records by bands like Motley Crue who had sang about Los Angeles, and back then it had sounded so great. Hollywood, Santa Monica Boulevard, Pasadena, Venice Beach, all names familiar to millions around the world, and they were all written on freeway signs as Angela and I headed into the heart of the city. “We’re in L.A!” said Angela. “We’re in L.A!”
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North America » United States » California » Los Angeles Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info