next stop was LA for a few days where we stayed in venice beach, another air b 'n' b golden find where we were blessed with a massive breakfast, great conversation and even first dibs of the hosts clothes she was throwing out to charity! venice beach was an interesting place, there were the picturesque canals (pictured below), muscle beach and then the very bohemian board walk. we weren't too bothered about all the tourist attractions so we toured LA's beaches looking for some surf and visited family friends. as with most places i feel like you really have to spend time living in la to properly pick up its vibe. it feels like a tonne of neighbourhoods make LA into a city, impossible to get to grips with in just a few days, but my oh my we loved the beaches!