Oceania 'Regatta' Cruise - May 2012
Tahiti to San Francisco via Hawaii

Tuesday 1st May 2012

As I write it's approaching 6pm here and 2am in the UK. We're still in our room in the Hilton at Los Angeles airport, but we have to check out at 6pm, which is a full six hours before our eight hour flight to Tahiti.Tahiti is three hours behind LA and therefore eleven hours behind the UK - our body clocks are going to take a while to catch up!

We decided to take a seven hour tour of Los Angeles today to fill time. I'm sure that in its customary sunlight it's an attractive place, but in today's overcast and rainy conditions it didn't look so good. We saw the usual tourist attractions, like Venice Beach, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, Kodak Theatre and Chinatown.

 Now we're off to check out and kill time in reception until it's time to head down the road to the airport. We'll write again tomorrow once we get to our hotel in Papeete - we board the Oceania Regatta on Thursday at 3pm, 2am on Friday UK time and then the holiday really gets going!

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Los Angeles - Marina del Rey
Los Angeles - Marina del Rey
Los Angeles - Marina del Rey
Los Angeles -Venice Beach
Los Angeles -Venice Beach
Los Angeles -Venice Beach
Los Angeles - Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles - Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles - Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles - Hollywood sign
Los Angeles - street market

[Papeete] [Huahine] [Moorea] [Raiatea] [Bora Bora] [Sea Days 1 to 5]
[Kailuha Kona] [Honolulu] [Nawiliwili] [Kahului] [Sea Days 6 to 10]

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