Go online, tour LA with style

by Ka Edong on August 25, 2008

I’ve always found online travel guides useful before going on a trip, especially when its my first time in another country. A nice guided tour around the new place gives you the “basics” of a place, making sure you don’t miss out on any of the important places a tourist *must* go to. It gives you a good idea of the layout of a place, and lets you go into more details if you want at a later time.

When I went to the US last year, my uncle treated me to a grand tour of Los Angeles. It was an interesting way to get to know the city. And I got to meet some interesting folks down there while on the tour. Putting me on the tour was a good way to make sure that I got a good taste of LA, and in style!

ka edong's hand on sharon's stone

The package tour I got was a whole-day bus tour that took us on a grand tour of Los Angeles, around Hollywood, the Hollywood Bowl, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, The museum row, and the Farmer’s market.

Hollywood Bowl

The Farmer’s market was a favorite for me. I got to taste some Middle East food prepared by a Filipina cook who’s been working there for a couple of years.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

If I had more time, I would have liked to take a tour inside some of the museums and markets. But one day is definitely not enough to digest all these.

Wrestling Masks

We ended the tour with a walk at the Olvera Street – a nice Mexican pueblo with a whole lot of interesting sites and sounds. Captured a couple of interesting mirror projects down there. 🙂

Mirror Project at Olvera Street, Los Angeles, California

Mirror Project at Olvera Street, Los Angeles, California

Before you visit a new place, find out what tours are available. You can do this by searching for online travel guides which gives you a good idea what you’ll find in the place you’re visiting.

Next time you’re visiting a new place, it’s a good idea to take a tour. It gives you all the basics of a new place without you worrying about where to go, how to get there, and what all the fuss is all about. Don’t know which place to visit next? Why not sign-up for a travel tours newsletter? Sign up for the Trusted Travels eNewsletter and enter to win a $150 Magellan’s Gift Certificate – Offer ends August 31st, 2008.

It’s a good way to keep your travel dreams alive! Keep those travel dreams in mind, and make them all happen!

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