Our final country before returning to the mother land. Unfortunately our excitement was dampened slightly by the 12 hour flight with no sleep but by the time we had got to LA, and to our kind host Chelsea’s house for a nap, we were ready to at least celebrate the last part of Emma’s double birthday with some Mexican vibes.

We were here for Halloween which we were slightly dreading because we had no idea what to expect. We spent the day soaking up our last bit of sun on the beach and wandering to the shops in the early evening to find it heaving with children, parents and dogs in all kinds of fancy dress. The shops had people outside handing out sweets, the road was closed, there was bouncy castles, games, and popcorn. It’s basically just a carnival.

On Sunday we hung out with Chelsea who helped us tick off another couple of things on our  American to do’s off our list; we went for bacon and pancakes at a diner for breakfast, searched a warehouse sized thrift shop for some bargains and after church headed to in ‘n’ out burger for the full works. Yes, our to do list is mainly food.

We ventured to downtown LA for the day and did some classic tourist things like walk along the Hollywood boulevard with our heads down staring at the stars trying to find all the ones we knew and then ventured off piste to try and get a good picture of the Hollywood sign. It was still insanely far away. The rest of the day was spent aimlessly wandering the massive streets and waiting for public transport which is next level shocking. We eventually made it to Venice beach just in time to catch the sunset and hit up a few cool shops. Doughnuts (tick) and the most interesting uber driver telling us his life story on the way home and we felt we had had our fill of downtown life.

On our final full day of this insane adventure we have spent our time making a rap video on a windy Newport beach.

We both have mini freak outs at how quickly 6 months has gone. We are insanely thankful we made it, still alive and still just about friends. We’ve had the most amazing time, met some amazing people and done some crazy things and then blogged about most of it. So thanks for reading.