Hollywood I one of those places I've never had a desire to visit. My California Dreams consisted of spots like San Diego, Malibu, Catalina and all those coastal spots along the Pacific, but when I found myself arranging my itinerary yesterday, Hollywood seems like the one of the easiest places to get to from the Metro line, and I figured there'd be enough entertainment 'round those parts for the whole day. I figured right.

Quite arguably the highlight of my day: In-N-Out Burger.

This might be the only place in the entire world where you can meet Michael Jackson, Dora the Explorer, Batman, Captain Jack Sparrow and the cowardly lion from The Wizard of Oz, all in one place.


Batman, by the way, could not stop proclaiming himself to be the dark knight.

My name is Disa Chantel, and I was a tourist yesterday - taking snaps of the Walk of Fame and everything. It's also worth mentioning that the Walk of Fame pretty much looks just like a regular sidewalk. I didn't even realize I was walking on it at first, and then I felt like an idiot looking for something that was literally right under my nose.

After hours of walking down Hollywood & Sunset Boulevard, I gave my feet a rest and plopped myself down in a lounge chair outside of Starbucks at the Hollywood Highland Center. A swanky little outdoor mall that I could've done some damage in, had I not needed a rest.

My take on Hollywood Town:
1. Everything isn't as expensive as I thought it'd be.
2. The panhandlers are out in full force - way worse than what I'm used to. If I had a dollar for every time I was asked for a dollar...
3. It looks much better in the movies. It was still nice, and the hills are gorgeous, but take away the palm trees and I could've been walking through midtown Atlanta.
4. I respect the hustler's spirit of all the street performers. There was a show on every corner.
5. I really wanted to round this list out with five points, but I can't think of a 5th, so I'll leave it at that.

After my friend got off work we went to the Universal Studios City Walk area.

This is where my jet lag started catching up with me, and there was a glass of cabernet involved...so the rest of my pictures are blurry.

Day one, down.


  1. Beautiful photos. When I think of Hollywood makes me think of that outkast song "Hollywood Divorce" lol sorry so random.

    1. Haha, thanks & i completely forgot about that song!

  2. Hollywood is cool. Definitely not my favorite area of Cali, but it's still nice for entertainment and night life purposes. You took some really great shots.

    Chymere Anais

    1. Thanks, Chymere! There was plenty of entertainment.

  3. OMG. The In-and-out burger, how was it?! I've been dying for in and out burger forever! I'm finally going to vegas soon and I'll get to have it!! How were the fries?? What is it called when you get everyone on them like you did??!!

    Zauni | The Kind Side

    1. GIRL. I got my life right at that In-N-Out Burger. Get the fries animal-style!

  4. I really loved seeing your photos. I use to live in Hollywood but now live in NYC, so it was fun to see my old neighborhood! Looks like you had a good time. In and Out would have been my highlight too! ;)

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  5. What a fine place! Hollywood is just a dream place fo me. The best part for me was to meet the batman haha!


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