The last week of a great trip is always tough. Each day seems to pass quicker than the one before, and the list of things to see and do grows longer as one becomes better acquainted with their surroundings, having immersed themselves deeper into the fabric of a place.
This is how it went for my sister, Katya, and me in the last few days prior to her trip back home to Sydney. We packed it all in: Universal Studios, LA downtown (we needed to drive by the Cecil Hotel, currently making crime story worthy news), Malibu, a side trip to San Francisco, all of Urth Caffe’s locations. We happened to catch some spectacular sunsets as well.
The trip may have started with tourist sights high on the to-do list, but it finished with talk of a possible UCLA transfer. I couldn’t be prouder – my sister had transitioned from wide-eyed tourist to enthusiastic traveler. Here are some highlights my sister’s trip to Los Angeles.