Primo Victoria

Soooo. Today was the big day. We got up about half 6 in the morning to drive off to Gatwick to catch our first plane – to Copenhagen. It is a little bit of a detour, but like I said to Nathan – I’m not a convenient traveler, I’m a cheap traveler so the detour had to happen as it saved us a lot, A LOT of money. And hey – Nathan got to do a very swift visit to Denmark!

Once at Kastrup we had a meal at Burger King after dropping off our luggage and then boarding the Dreamline 787 bound for Los Angeles with mixed feelings. Very excited, but also very very scared. I always get a bit anxious before visiting a new country, so it was good.

dreamliner

The flight was fun. A lot of catching up, good airplane food and some Gravity Falls and Phineas&Ferb on top of it. Sort of makes it perfect, you know? I did some writing – and this is my favorite kind of office. On a bus, in a plane, on a train… It’s perfect.  For breakfast we actually had Swedish breakfast too!

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I think we got some sort of sleep, for some short period of time before we finally reached L. A. It was the most surreal feeling to hear the words “Welcome to Los Angeles” when landing with the plane.

Nathan has scared me a lot with the security screenings for America, that they’d be super long and superhard, but in reality it was literally the same as Australia and New Zealand, except we had to leave fingerprints, pretty much. And that is all good, you know?

Once outside, we were going to catch the bus to downtown L. A. and the first thing we run into is a peaceful demonstration against Donald Trump and his new immigration ban. It was very powerful to see, and it makes me hopeful for the future.

trumpprotests

After some ifs and buts we managed to find the bus downtown, and went on a bit of an adventure. After getting to 7th Street we decided to sit down and have some mexican food at a delicious restaurant. And here, we run into our first difficulty. An obviously high ex-gangmember approached us and tried to pull something, gladly, we managed to avoid the situation. Welcome to America, huh?

unionstation

foody

We managed, after a lot of struggle, to find the bus to the Greyhound busterminal, and we ran into some of the nicest people ever. Both travelers and the busdriver would tell us when the stop for the busterminal was, that was extremely kind of them!

Once at the busterminal we sat down to have a cup of tea and wait for the bus bound for Santa Cruz that would leave at 2 a.m. A long wait. But finally, it came.

To Be Continued

// Sara

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