Trying out the new METRO Expo Line

Last week, I took the new Metro Expo line extension from Santa Monica (17th Street/St SMC) to Downtown LA. It was an easy ride and I sat at the window taking it all in – or so I thought. On the way home, I saw entirely new sights and a tonne of street art that I […]

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A Londoner’s perspective on LA’s public transport

Let’s be realistic, the City of Angels isn’t known for its public transportation system.  The consensus here and abroad is that if you’re in LA, you need a car. I have a car! Unfortunately, I don’t have a valid California driving license (through no lack of trying) so I have instead relied on buses and trains. […]

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10 terrific tips for new LA transplants

Setting up a new home from scratch is a mammoth task. My husband and I like to think of ourselves as savvy shoppers and researched a bunch of ways to afford a place we’re happy with aesthetically, without spending an ungodly amount of money. The main reason we we’re so keen to invest time looking […]

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The first couple of months

It’s been over two months since making the big move to LA and I’ve been trying to sum up my first impressions. First things first, I shall start by mentioning the weather.  It’s an English trait to start a conversation by discussing the weather after all… LA weather, how else can I describe it but, […]

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