My last flight of the month before my reserve started was to LAX. I’ve actually visited Los Angeles twice before, and have done most of the “touristy” stuff, including visiting the Walk of Fame, Santa Monica, the Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills and such. So this time a few of us decided to do something a little different and stay closer to the area that our crew hotel is in, rather than heading to the city.
As usual when I’m in the States, I woke up early (more like in the middle of the night really, around 3am!) and tossed and turned in bed trying to get back to sleep, but gave up by 6am and got ready for breakfast instead. At breakfast I met up with a couple of the other crew, and one of the girls suggested we head down to Huntington Beach, have a stroll around and hire some bikes. So that was exactly what we did!
Unfortunately I seemed to have brought the bad weather with me from Milan, and instead of it being sunny California weather that I was expecting, it was grey and dreary! Looks like I packed the wrong clothes as well, as I only brought things for sunny weather…oops!
If you saw my roster post from last month, you would know that I was rostered a trip to Milan. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Milan, and you can read about my trip there and to Lake Como by clicking here.
This time, I wanted to head back to the city, and since we arrived in the evening, my plan was to get up early before the rest of the tourists.
First things first though, dinner! After arriving at our hotel and a quick freshen up, most of the crew met down in the lobby to head to dinner. The hotel has an arrangement with a gorgeous family-run restaurant called Osteria Della Pista, so they came and picked us up in a mini van, and after a short drive we arrived at the restaurant.
Italian food is definitely one of my favourites – just ask my mum! Whenever I go home, the only meal I always request is spaghetti bolognese 😉 And when in Italy there’s no point in denying yourself from trying all of the yummy pizza, pasta and gelato.
So of course this time it was no different, and I had the most delicious prosciutto and rocket pizza, served with an aperol spritz, and followed by homemade tiramisu, of course!
After an incredible sunset on our first night in the Maldives, we were up bright and early the next day to make the most of the day.
Starting off with a huge variety of fresh fruits, pastries, hot dishes, including local Maldivian delights, and more at the breakfast buffet. There are two main restaurants as the island is fairly large and we were at the “couple” end of the island, rather than “family” side.
After breakfast it was straight back to the beaches, to do some exploring!
How can I possibly even start to describe the beauty and magic of somewhere so incredible? Since Malé, the capital of the Maldives, is only a short hop away from Dubai (around 3,5 hours) I decided it was high time we visited for a few days of rest, relaxation and ultimate tanning!
After a quick flight through the night we sped through immigration, picked up our bags and were already on our way to our home for the next few days, Meeru Island Resort & Spa. Already I could tell this was going to be amazing, even the water surrounding the airport was the brightest, most beautiful blue ever!
This post is going to be short and sweet as I don’t have many flights in May….so far! I’ll be starting off the month with a flight to Milan (which is technically still in my April roster) and then after a couple of days off I’ll be heading to LAX – Los Angeles.
After that…..reserve! So far I’ve only had reserve once in the 4,5 years I’ve been flying, and considering we’re supposed to have it every 7 months, I’ve been quite lucky. So please keep your fingers crossed for me that I’ll get some nice flights and not have to work in economy on my reserve month 😉
It’s been a while since I’ve been to LA so any tips or suggestions will be much appreciated! 🙂
Hope you all have a great week, and as always, thanks for reading!
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