USRJ S3 Episode 19 Los Angeles

Los Angeles – US Rail Journeys Series 3 Episode 19

Los Angeles is an amazing city that I am visiting for the second time.

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New Orleans to Los Angeles:

Another day, another Uber! This time I’m travelling to the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport for my journey to Los Angeles. I am flying with American Airlines. My first flight is to Dallas Fort Worth and then a second to LAX.

On arrival at LAX I quickly collect my bag from the carousel and go to the FlyAway bus stop for my transport to LA Union Station and then a short taxi ride to my hotel – the DoubleTree in Downtown LA.

Angels Flight:

The Angels Flight is a funicular railway running between Grand Avenue on Bunker Hill and Hill Street where it ends opposite the Grand Central Market. The railway has run since 1901. Unfortunately at the time of my visit it is closed for refurbishment work on the upper station. Even though I can’t travel on it I have seen it.

Grand Central Market:

Grand Central Market is well named! It is grand, I’m sure it is central and it is a market with an amazing number of cultures and food types. Whoever you are and whatever you like you’ll find food to enjoy here. There is food to eat and stalls selling all the ingredients you might want for a really tasty meal.

I decide to have a coffee at G&B whose coffee is really good and spend a while absorbing the atmosphere of the bustling market.

Listen to the podcast to hear about my time in LA, my fruitless search for a watchstrap, some wonderful buildings, Traxx Bar at Union Station and joining the Texas Eagle.

Next up:

If you enjoy these podcasts please join me in a couple of weeks for the start of my journey to Chicago on the Texas Eagle.


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