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explore Los Angeles

A guide by Peter Poblano

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Like Las Vegas (which I recently created a guide about), Los Angeles is a vibrant and fascinating city. I haven't been able to visit Los Angeles yet but hope to in the near future. In the meantime, I have been trying to get a feel for the city using a variety of sources, from fiction books to DVDS to traveler's guides to the LA magazine. I've also read a bit about the history of the city - I think you get a better sense of what a city is and where it's headed if you know where it came from. I hope this guide will help you enjoy LA, whether it's firsthand or from afar.

Los Angeles: Portrait of a CityL.A. Bizarro: The All-New Insider's Guide to the Obscure, the Absurd, and the Perverse in Los AngelesGod's EyeTop 10 Los Angeles (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)Imagining Los Angeles: A City In Fiction (Western Literature Series)Los Angeles Noir (Akashic Noir)Absolute Disaster: Fiction from Los AngelesLonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California (Travel Guide)Frommer's Los Angeles 2011 (Frommer's Complete Guides)Picturing Los AngelesLos Angeles From the Air Then and Now (Then & Now (Thunder Bay Press))The Fragmented Metropolis: Los Angeles, 1850-1930 (Classics in Urban History)Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los AngelesJulius Shulman Los Angeles: The Birth of a Modern MetropolisWalking L. A.: 38 Walking Tours Exploring Stairways, Streets and Buildings You Never Knew ExistedThe Historic Core of Los Angeles (Images of America: California)Raymond Chandler's Los AngelesLaw & Order: Los Angeles - The Complete SeriesCities - Los AngelesEAT: Los Angeles 2011: The Food Lover's Guide to Los Angeles (Eat Los Angeles: The Food Lovers Guide to Los Angeles)Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology (Library of America)Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2011 (Not for Tourists Guidebook)Los Angeles Magazine (1-year automatic renewal)Los Angeles: Biography of a CityStreetwise Los Angeles Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Los Angeles, California

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