Discovering Rainbow Harbour

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

My flight departed Singapore at 8.10am on 7th April 2011, and after a seven-hour flight to Tokyo and a 10-hour flight to Los Angeles, I arrived in LA at 11am on 7th April 2011.

 

How cool is that.

 

I gain a day because of the 15-hour time difference!

 

Weather here is about 14-18 degrees Celsius and one jacket is not enough, oh oh.

 

Anyway, I didn’t really sleep much on the flights and back home I should be deep in dreamland already. But I was excited to get to the grounds of Formula Drift Long Beach so after checking in to the Westin I walked over to the grounds where they were still doing final set-up.

 

The receptionist at Westin gave us the wrong directions! The track is literally just across the road from my hotel, down by the beach, but she directed us to some other part of the street circuit (set in place for the Toyota Grand Prix next weekend).

 

I ended up at Rainbow Harbour, beautiful place with lots of interesting eateries but I can’t feel feeling very artificial.

 

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The little town seemed a bit quiet, maybe it’ll get livelier at night? Although everything seemed a bit Disneyland-ish and somewhat fake, I still managed to find peace walking in the tranquility.

 

I even bumped into Elmo!

 

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Anyway, I finally found the FD track after searching for the map on Google. Will blog about that in the next entry…

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