2015 US Trip – Week Three

This is part of the 2015 US Trip series. If you haven’t already, do read my first and second week stories first! 🙂

Monday 27 April 

After a weekend well-spent with friends and family, on Monday me and R went to downtown LA. We had lunch at Little Tokyo, which was surprisingly empty. Too bad I can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but I can tell you that the meal was so-so, thus no need to be discussed further :p

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Little Tokyo

After lunch we decided to go to Old town Pasadena. It was an impromptu decision, and we decided to take the Metro! So we went to Union Station where R parked his car and took the Metro to Pasadena. Actually, it was not my first time inside the station but this time we had more time for sightseeing and taking pictures because we did not have any fixed schedule..

Although I have never been to NYC’s Grand Central Terminal, I think Union Station has its own charm and is veryy pretty as well.

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Union Station
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Metro Station

It was a sunny day in Pasadena but since me and R were enjoying our quality time, I did not take that many pictures, instead we spent our time walking around the main street. By that I also mean me going in and out of shops with R patiently accompanying :p

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Welcome to Old Pasadena!

When we got back to Union Station from Pasadena, we realised we still have some time before sunset, suddenly R took me to what he called “a romantic park”. Hahahaha. The park – Vista Hermosa Park – is located in downtown LA, in a middle of what seemed like an ordinary neighborhood. But just look at this view…

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Vista Hermosa Park

Tuesday 28 April 

On Tuesday we had a movie date! we went to a neighborhood mall and saw this movie called “Unfriended“, a teen – horror movie. The movie was so – so, but still it was good to finally have a movie date after two years! *LDR problem*

Afterwards we had lunch at the mall, then went to downtown LA again for a cup of coffee. This time I wanted to try Go Get Em Tiger, which I found from Instagram :p The coffee was good, most definitely will visit again the next time I’m in town.

Later that day, we met R’s friend at Anaheim Packing District. It is a foodcourt but designed in a fancy way, which has lots of interesting and delicious food stalls ranging from Indian to Southern American. Yummm~

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Anaheim Packing District

Wednesday 29 April 

We went to LA’s Farmers Market that day. This iconic market has been in the business since 1934 and is home to many delicious food and groceries stalls, like these pictures below:

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LA’s Farmers Market
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LA’s Farmers Market

But my highlight was Pampas Grill – a Brazilian Churrascaria stall located inside the market. If you are an avid meat eater like myself, be sure not to miss this when you visit the market. Did I take any pictures? sadly no, I was too busy eating 😦 :p

Thursday 30 April 

We did not do much on my last full day in LA. We went to the OC in the afternoon to try the much talked about Afters Ice Cream, then went back to LA to have dinner with R’s family. Then I spent the night just resting and packing (so much to pack, so little time!)

Btw – Afters Ice Cream is a must go when you’re in Orange County area. Try their Milky Bun, it is to-die-for!

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Afters Ice Cream
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Afters Ice Cream

Friday 1 May

Last day in the US :(((((((((

Don’t have much to share for that day.. so let me just share this picture that I took on my way to the airport.

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Last sunset in LA 😦

Bye LA, I’ll see you soon (hopefully!).

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16 thoughts on “2015 US Trip – Week Three”

  1. Stasiunnya cakep! Itu langit-langitnya dari kayu begitu ya, Mbak? Dan sengaja saya membaca ini saat sedang ngemil supaya tidak terlalu tergoda dengan makanan yang di foto itu–astaga es krimnya lumer, sedap banget dah pastinya :hehe. Buah-buahan itu juga tampak sangat segar, kayaknya lengkap banget nih wisata ke sana, wisata alam dapet, kuliner iya, belanja juga oke. Sip Mbak, lain kali ke sana lagi :hehe *gampang bener…*.

    1. Iyaa Gara, klasik bgt ya desainnya. Ini stasiun udh lama bgt sih konon kabarnya. Hehehehe iya puasa banget, mudah2an yaaa kesampean kesana lagi! 😀

  2. Little Tokyo itu nama kota kah Christa? Kalo iya, kenapa dinamakan begitu?
    Baca bagian terakhirnya ikutan sedih. Semoga segera ada kesempatan lagi yaa buat ketemu pacar. Semoga bisa diperpendek jarak yang panjang 🙂

    1. Nama daerah aja Den, di LA banyak daerah tempat imigran kumppul yang namanya pake Little2 gitu kalo kata si R. ada Little Tokyo soalnya banyak komunitas Imigran Jepang, trus ada Little India, sampe little Armenia segala lho.. tapi lucunya kalo China sama Korea, bilangnya Chinatown sama Koreatown (K-town).. saking banyaknya jadi ngga “little” lagi kali ya heheheh.

      Amiiin terima kasih ya Den, semoga dipermudah jalannya 🙂

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