California Adventure-Anaheim

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No one can be THAT old for Disney Land. Even Juju wasn’t with us in this trip, we couldn’t help ourselves but check California Adventure. We visited DisneyLand in Hong Kong last year and it was really cool and small. So in this trip, we were kinda confused, which park to visit, it wasn’t worth visiting both of them, so we decided to hit the California Adventure. We got the tickets from our hotel. Yes, we were staying in Anaheim, and our hotel was 5 minutes away by car from the park.

We took the bus because we didn’t want to waste our time searching for a park space. Reached the park around 10 pm and we entered immediately, even though it was holly crowded but the people there were very fast and efficient. Once we were inside the park, we searched for a place to have breakfast in because we were very hungry and we found a very delicious one :)

The place looked different, not your kind of Disney Land. I believe it was all about movie experiences. Like Cars, Little Mermaid and so. There weren’t any Disney Princesses or fairies except for Sofia The First which belongs to Disney Junior. The park was kinda small, we didn’t expect it to be like that but well we can’t say we didn’t have fun going around checking the shops, games, cafes and restaurants.

We only played 2 games which were for kids lol but every game was crowded with people, it takes forever to play an exciting game. So we decided to just relax and enjoy the park. It was hot in the morning but then the weather cold down and the breeze became really refreshing.

My goal was to get Juju Sofia’s costume, because she’s in love with her, so when I went to the shops I was surprised that they didn’t have Sofia’s costume, I asked around and they told me that I can find it in a Kiosk in Hollywood block. I went there looking for that Kiosk and there it was, everything related to Disney Junior.

Around 2pm, we went back to the hotel, took a shower, relaxed for a bit, changed our clothes and then went to have lunch at In-N-Out. After that we went back to the park but this time driving our car and we found a parking lot which was kinda far but we didn’t mind the walking. We stayed there until the final show which was amazing. Loved everything about it. It was just marvellous.

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In-N-Out Experience-Los Angeles


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One of the many restaurants that I wanted to try in the US was In-N-Out. I’ve read many reviews about it from fellow Kuwaiti bloggers and other people saying it’s the best burger in USA. I have to admit, it is. I mean I didn’t think it will be THAT good.

You’d be very lucky if you find a branch that is not crowded. Every time we want to eat at it, the waiting line is really overwhelming, you have to wait for almost an hr to place your order. People really love it and after trying their burgers, I see why they don’t mind standing in line for a long time.

I did some digging on google about the place and what to order from it. What we ordered was not entirely on the menu. We got 2 double burger with pickles and grilled onions, 2 animal-style fries and 2 cokes. The animal style fries was SUPERB. It’s not on the menu at all but ti’s there, so when you go there, order it and live in heaven because it’s totally DELICIOUSSSSSS. The burger was very juicy, tender and yummy, we loved the sauce, the bun and everything about it. We had the opportunity to eat lunch there 3 times. We tried to find far branches away from the city and not that crowded.

In-N-Out is my first burger place in the US.

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Irvine Spectrum-Los Angeles

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Irvine Spectrum was one of the places that we enjoyed visiting in California. It’s near long beach, not that far. So when you’re done with Queen Mary & Fox-trot Submarine, you can head to Irvine to spend the night there and enjoy your time.

One thing I didn’t like about the place was the people residing there, they were all of the Arabian Gulf. I swear it was as if I was visiting Dubai or Kuwait. Full Khalijis, which I kinda avoid when I go on vacation. I like to see new people, new faces, hear a new language, be introduced to other cultures.

So avoid this place in summer if you don’t want to meet your neighbour but visit it if you’re going in a different season. The place is really amazing, the decoration, the shops, restaurants, cafes and it also has a cinema. Full entertainment! I loved it.

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Shoreline Village-Long Beach

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After finishing exploring Queen Mary and the Fox-trot Submarine, we headed to village near us called Shoreline Village. It’s a very beautiful and amazing village. Very crowded, full of cafes and restaurants. Also it has an Aquarium but we didn’t visit it. The place is not that big and not that small but you can do a lot of walking.

You’d see people laying on the grass or on chairs just gazing up wondering in the sky. Children playing having fun running around with their scooters. Friends or couples enjoying a meal in one of the restaurants or just walking enjoying the weather.

I’d recommend visiting the place after 4pm. When the sun goes down, the weather cools more and it gets more and more beautiful. I really loved this place. Full of romance <3

We had lunch in an Italian restaurant which I forgot its name but I believe it’s the only one in the village if I’m not mistaken and the food turned out to be WOW :)

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Fox-trot Russian Submarine-Long Beach

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Just before you get on Queen Mary, there’s a Russian Submarine sitting on water outside. After you finish getting your tickets, you go through the shop to scan your tickets and then you head to the submarine.

You actually walk on it tip the end and then you enter it. I thought getting inside it would be fun but omg I was totally wrong :S Getting inside it wasn’t easy, the stairs were to tight and inside it was very small. Moving from section to section was annoying and suffocation :S I don’t know how they used to live in it for months and under the water :S

After moving to the first section, I started suffocation, I just wanted to move faster but my husband was blocking the way and he wanted to take as many pictures as he could. I wanted to skip him but we had huge back bags and the place was really small, it can only hold one fit person. I saw the places they used to sleep in, eat in and work in and my suffocation got worse :S

Then i told my husband to make it quick because I felt that I was about to faint. Some people couldn’t handle it from the first section so they went back. Trust me, if you can’t handle closed places then don’t go inside it but if you’re interested in these things, then go ahead and explore it :)

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Queen Mary-Long Beach

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One of the things that I really wanted to visit was The Queen Mary. The ship had so many stories about it and I was interested in seeing it in person. Once we got there, it looked very huge, way too huge. As we were ants next to it lol :P

We went straight to the tickets book and got the First Passport ticket, it basically includes everything, a tour around the ship which was around 1hr, WW11 tour which we didn’t attend because we didn’t have time, and exploring the whole thing by ourselves.

The tour started around 11:40am. Our tour guide explained to us that he’ll be taking us to the haunted places inside the ship. He gave us a little background about the ship, when it was founded, where it went, what happened to it then and how it ended up in Long Beach (If you wanna know google it).

He also mentioned that when the ship became a hotel, people started experiencing paranormal activities, either ghosts or their own imagination. But many experienced the same thing happening to them in the same room, like the cover being pulled from them when they were sleeping. The places that we went to in the ship are now closed because of the complains they’re receiving from the people staying on the ship.

I honestly wouldn’t wanna stay there because it was kinda scary and I creepy.

We went to the pool where the first class passengers used to swim but now it’s closed and guess what? A 9 year old girl called Jackie died in that pool and it’s believed that every little girl named Jackie goes on the ship, dies on the ship.

So many creepy and dark places we went to inside the ship, I honestly dunno how people are staying on it, not cool at all. And by the way, when you want to check- in in any normal hotel, the front desk employee would ask you “smoking or non-smoking” right? Well, guess what they ask you on this ship? HAUNTED OR NOT HAUNTED. :P

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Yard House Experience-Newport Beach

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As we were exploring Newport beach searching for a place to eat in, we came by a huge mall called The Triangle that had many restaurants. Yard House caught our eyes and off we went. We were greeted by a lovely lady and seated immediately, the place was HUGE, we didn’t have to wait at all, not like other places.

We asked our server what’s the best burger and she mentioned the Gorgonzola Burger which has blue cheese so we said “why not” Let’s try it”. And we also chose The Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, and Summer Salad. We made sure that non of the orders had bacon. Btw, you have to mention that you don’t want bacon in your orders, because sometimes you read the ingredients and you see it’s not mentioned, sometimes the dish has bacon and you just don’t know about it, so let them know in advance that you don’t want  bacon in your order.

Everything turned out to marvellous, delicious, magnificent, OH LA LA LA :D Seriously the food was so good that we wanted to eat more but we were very full lol. The price was also good. The whole experience was great.

The salad had fruit and vegetables and caramelised walnut which gave an extra deliciousness. The Gorgonzola Burger had a very unique taste, we jus loved it. And oh my, the Philly Cheese Stake Sandwich was really good, the steak came well done, juicy, tender and yuuummmmmy.

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Newport Beach-Los Angeles

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We arrived to Los Angeles on Saturday and decided to explore the area. Our hotel is in Anaheim, that’s like 1hr & 30 minutes away from the centre of Los Angeles and because we were very tired so we wanted somewhere close. We searched for some seafood restaurants in the area and found one called The Crab Cooker but you should have seen the line :S A long line was queued outside the restaurant so we just continued walking hoping to find a more quiet place.

We explored the area walking and it was really beautify;, quiet and full of serenity. The perfect place for relaxation. People were spending their time on the beach swimming or playing volleyball, walking, sitting in bars having a chat with friends in front of the ocean, ricin bicycles, etc. The weather was really cool, you just don’t want to leave but because we were hungry we had to get out of the area and find a place to eat which we did (post coming later).

This place has lots of small and cute beach houses, the designs of these house are very beautiful, i loved every house :) We are thinking of renting a beach house in Newport next time we come to the US.

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Fremont Street Experience-Las Vegas

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Last day in Vegas was spent in Fremont Street Experience. I don’t know how I came across this street but i think it was from google when I was searching for the places to visit in Las Vegas.

We went there around 5:30 pm and it was still daylight so nothing special about it as you can see in the picture. But they closed the street’s entrances and asked us to show their IDs to make sure we’re above 20 years old and maximum security was surrounding the place. They checked all of our bags and wallets to make sure we’re clear but they were very nice with us and the process took less than 2 minutes.

As we entered the street again around 6pm it was still daylight, still nothing special about, so we walked through the kiosks and shops, had coffee in Starbucks and then the fun started. Around 7pm, music started playing in the middle of streets. The were 2 stages, both played by different bands. The music was so loud and energetic. People were dancing and having fun in the middle of the street.

Around 7:45pm the lights started playing in the ceiling, but at 8pm all lights closed in the streets and a colourful musical show started in the ceiling. It was soooo beautiful with all the colours and stuff dancing with the music. It was unbelievably beautiful, everyone was looking up with a huge smile on their faces.

We loved it.

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Broadway Burger Bar & Grill-Las Vegas

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Las Vegas has a lot of hotels, and each hotel has its attraction, attractions, show, museums, dining places, casinos, clubs etc. Every hotel is HUGE and you’d spend more than 2 hours exploring it all. One of the hotels that we liked from the outside and wanted to see from the inside was New York New York hotel. This hotel was really huge and the decorations from the outside makes you feel as you’re literally in New York.

When we went inside, the place looked like the old New York, the decoration was really amazing, old buildings of new york and these buildings had either small souvenir shops, cafes or restaurants. One of these places that caught our eyes was a burger place called Broadway Burger Bar & Grill. We were somehow hungry so we said why not try the place? We weren’t disappoint. :)

The girl at the front greeted us with a huge smile and showed us where to sit, then our waiter came and explained everything. We ordered The Philly Cheese Steak Burger & Southwestern Burger, we made sure that they don’t add bacon to them and they followed our instructions. Also the waiter showed us a list of extra sauces for free and told us to pick one or two so she can bring them to us.

Both burgers turned out to be so yummy and delicious, juicy and tender. I loved the Southwestern burger more where my husband enjoyed the Philly Cheese Steak burger more, but all in all, we loved them both. The service was awesome and also the price turned out to be really reasonable :)

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The Linq-Las Vegas

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A very hip and beautiful place to spend your night at. The Linq is the IT place for dining, shopping, walking, and entertaining district in Las Vegas. It has just opened and everybody is crazy about it. The place is very cool, it has a huge wheel that you can enjoy at night seeing Las Vegas with all its lights. Walking is so much fun in this strip because the weather at night get colder a bit and the music makes this place a vivid district.

Make sure not to miss this place if you’re heading to Vegas and it’s highly recommended to visit it at night.

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“O” Cirque du Solei Experience-Las Vegas

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One of the shows that I really really wanted to see was “O” and I was so lucky, I got to see it “yeeepppeee”

I’ve always played youtube videos for this show and checked their websites just to see what they have about it. It always fascinated me, a huge swimming pool in the middle of the theatre and people performing in it was just beautiful on youtube. Now, what about seeing it live in front of your eyes? It was magnificent, unbelievable, it made me speechless.

Unfortunately, photography wasn’t allowed, don’t know why? They allowed it in Zarkana show but in this show it wasn’t. But i managed to snap some photos *dances* until one lady came and told me it’s not allowed :P

The decoration of the whole place was really beautiful, so dreamy with all the blue, purple and red colours. The performers were really professionals, all the moves they did were really awesome and scary at the same time. My heart stopped for a moment in one of the moves because I thought something wrong will happen :S

If you happen to be in Vegas, make sure to watch this show, it’s a must.

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