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    Day 13 – Ocean effect aka what I got from this trip

    Today I didn’t do anything. I woke up around 8:30am and left the hotel at 11am for El Segundo Beach. Listening to the sound of the ocean was really calmy and comfortable. The sun was shining and it was really hot. I also walked up to Manhattan Beach where people were surfing. From there I walked around and tried to find souvenir shop or place where I can buy gift but didn’t find anything. As it was really hot I went back to the hotel to take a shower and have a rest. Around 3:15pm I went out again because I wanted to see the sunset. The weather cooled down and…

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    Day 12 – Getting scared like never

    Today I woke up and went down trying to figure out when we have breakfast and it turned out everyone eat separately whatever they wanted. I ate two bowl of porridge. Then I wrote 1 page of thesis. As the main parts are done, now I need to do more research I start to feel lazy. But of course I have to do as much as I can here, so at home I will have less work and I can focus on other things. Around 12 o’clock the master gathered all of us together and we did the mantra, meditation and he gave us a lecture. Like yesterday everyone could…

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    Day 11 – Hollywood sign and New Year in Anaheim with inspiration

    31st December, today I checked out the hostel. During my stay in hostel I got to know two Thai girls and it was really nice having people to say goodbye to. They were really kind and friendly. They invited me to go to countdown with them, but I already had schedule for the day. I went to the airport to rent a car. It wasn’t a complicated process but the price surprised me a lot. On carrentals.com I reserved the car for 32 dollars, but in the end with the insurance, GPS and I guess tax it turned out to be 228 dollars. The difference was quite big. But then…

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    Day 10 – China Town, Little Tokyo, Santa Monica and getting used to LA

    Today in the morning I was kinda lazy to wake up as I was woken up at night so I wanted to sleep as much as possible. But when I stay in hostel I always want to stay outside of it as much as possible so despite of not wanting to wake up I still left around 10am. After buying bubble tea, I got on the metro and went to Chinatown. I thought there will be a crowd, but surprisingly there wasn’t that much people. Still of course Chinatown is Chinatown the shops are near to each other, the way they decorate the goods looks dense. There was a lot…

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    Day 9 – Rodeo drive, Beverly Hills, Grove and getting lost

    As yesterday I searched the places on the map and took picture of it, today I found my way easier. I woke up at 7am and left at 8am. First I took the bus 20 wanted to go to Rodeo Drive, until I arrived to the terminal and realized I got on the wrong bus. I asked the driver where I could take the bus going back, he laughed at me but he understood that I was far away from home for holiday. He showed me where to wait for the next bus and even gave me a transfer ticket that I can use for the whole day. I couldn’t…

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    Day 8 – How not to sightsee in Los Angeles

    Yesterday after waiting at the bus station for 10 hours I finally could get on the bus heading to Los Angeles. Of course it didn’t go smooth. I didn’t know I had to check-in my luggage so right before getting on the bus the worker told me to do so. When I was about to put my luggage in the bus, the same person told me to give my ticket to the driver. I felt so blunt. The bus departed and went all along the highway from where I could see the Strips. I already missed Las Vegas. A bit later I fell asleep and couldn’t move until I arrived…

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    Day 6-7 – Leaving and summarizing Las Vegas

    Day 6 – Preparation As yesterday I only slept 3 hours after coming back from Grand Canyon, I decided to take another lazy day. This is my last full day at the hotel, so I started to arrange and pack my suitcase. After eating a fancy breakfast, I went out to do laundry. Arriving to the laundromat I was totally lost with all the washing machine in different size, drier and I just couldn’t figure out how this worked. I asked the worker there, where I can buy washing powder and she showed me a machine where I had to put quarter dollars in to get the product. After that…

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    Day 4-5 – Another side of Vegas and Grand Canyon

    Yesterday I didn’t do anything special, that’s why I write today with yesterday. 24th December – Lazy day I woke up as usual around 4am, and laid in bed until 7am. I don’t understand why I always wake up at 4am by myself, but that’s quite annoying. Then I ordered room service, unfortunately I didn’t read the food description properly and didn’t realize that it’s full of meat without any vegetable. Still if I pay for it, I eat it. After I wrote 1 page of thesis, I went down to ask where I can buy fruit and I didn’t realize I had to walk almost 20 minutes to find…

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    Day 3 – Las Vegas casino and nighttime

    I woke up at 4am but only got out of bed at 7am and I ordered room service to have breakfast again. The meal was huge, so it was enough for the whole day. In the morning I successfully wrote 1 page for my thesis and then I tried to work another thing, but I was so full and felt sleepy. In the meantime I got sick so I also needed to go to pharmacy. In the hotel I went to the casino area wanted to try them, but the security stopped me and told me to show my ID. I was surprised and didn’t really understand the situation and…

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    Day 2 – Vegas daytime

    I arrived to Vegas on 22nd at 2am and fortunately I could check-in to my room earlier at 5am instead of 7am. After getting a room I took a shower and wanted to go to sleep, but the sun was already rising. So instead of sleeping I talked to my friend. She is a friend I met at the hotel and as we talked, the topic drifted to my ex. As we discussed that problem in me, I started to get better and didn’t really think about my ex more. Then I was really hungry as I didn’t eat since I got on the plane to Vegas, so I ordered…