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Highlights include the mysterious Man from Mars Bandit, the lesbian couple whose bickering over spending cash resulted in one pumping the other full of downers until she died, the young bride who spent her wedding day buried under her parents' house, the battling neo-Nazis of El Monte, Phil Spector's spooky castle and the little bar where James Ellroy's murdered mother Jean had her last drink.
"I've taken the famous 'Ghostly New Orleans' and 'Mysteries of Venice, Italy' tours and also enthusiastically enjoyed London's 'Jack the Ripper of Whitehall' tour, and I assure you none surpasses Richard Schave and Kim Cooper's Esotouric "Blood & Dumplings" bus excursion into the bizarrely memorable but rarely-visited regions of East Los Angeles. As humorous and constantly entertaining as it is thoroughly researched, this lovingly crafted 4-hour tour is essential for any tourist or long-term denizen who wishes to comprehend the many fascinating characters and their dark, odd-ball deeds which have contributed to Los Angeles' nutty history. Very comfortable, carefully prepared, weirdly funny, and unforgettable.
The tour includes a selection of dumplings from one of the San Gabriel Valley's best Chinese restaurants. Vegetarian passengers
, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
several days before departure to ensure we order dumplings you can enjoy.
The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
PARKING/BREAKFAST SUGGESTIONS: There is ample free street parking around The Daily Dose. The Daily Dose is a great place for breakfast, but we recommend that you arrive about a half an hour before check in, so that neither you nor the cafe is rushed
DEPARTURE TIME: Check in is at 11:30am for a 12:00pm sharp departure. There are no paper tickets: your name will be on a list at the bus door. You are advised to be at the meeting location and board no later than 11:30am. Call 213-915-8687 if you get lost. The tour lasts until 4pm.
For additional tour information (non-tour days) call 213-373-1947
MORE INFO: We regret that there are no refunds for passengers who miss the bus. Food and drink are permitted and suggested; no audio or video-taping without permission.
Esotouric Bus Adventures