View Full Version : I packing up and going to the big smoke.. aka USA!
08-21-02, 07:20 PM
Over the summer (USA's winter) im doing an exchange... i just dont know where to go... Cali was suggested to me, but im worried they are just Aussies disguised in an american accent....
i want somewhere that will inspire me...
suggestions? thoughts? confessions? secrets?....
08-22-02, 04:23 AM
Go to San Francisco - it's like being on another planet - in a wonderful way.
08-22-02, 07:02 PM
adam.. ure spasticated!! lol......
and san fran, i didnt think of there.... there are a lot of hills to climb there arnt there?
08-22-02, 09:09 PM
Come to Michigan! Not very hilly, um...i never thought of it as inspiring, unless you visit the upper peninsula, but most of all you need to experience a real winter! Just stay away from detroit. hehe :cool:
Exchange to America? Come on. What is the point? Okay. US is still better than UK though.
If you want to know what a REAL winter is like, come to Minnesota. hehe *Joeman with an evil grin*
08-30-02, 06:45 PM
Hey, congrats Agent! I would die to go overseas even for a short time. Well.. lets break it down for ya!
I live in Cali but have been to various states.
North Cali - way better than South Cali. L.A. is full of overinflated egos and wealth (not to mention boobs):D San Francisco rules! It is thee most beautiful city in the world. And its only 45 minutes from me so we could go out! Its close to Napa Valley (wine country) very beautiful. Its a few hours from the Sierra Nevada mountains. Worlds best skiiing!! Very beautiful also, esp. around Oct/Nov. Few hours from Monterey Bay, also very beatiful.
Oregon is absolutely georgous. Best waterfalls and greenery every seen. Really cold in the winter.
Seattle - never been, but heard it rocks.
Salt Lake City is very pretty but very boring.
Wyoming/Nevada/Idaho - Dont you dare!!
Hawaii - now that is nice place to go. Nice beaches, nice scenery, cool kick back peeps, good University. They have a good oceanography program.
Texas - heard its real cool, lots of nice lookin' brown fellows:D
Florida - fun in the sun..
Well, thats all I know of. Hope you have tons of fun when you visit us.
08-31-02, 03:20 AM
Oh man, thanks so much for all that... actually it really helps...
coz andy and i were thinking of heading to LA for the hip hop (we're both major hip hoppers!!)..... and we had no idea we're to go!!!.... thanks gurl, your a star!! !
Suggestions: Go EVERYWHERE!
Thoughts: Take heaps of photos and scan them for us to see when you get back.
Confessions: Wish I was going too.
Secrets: Again, wish I was going too. *turns green with envy*
Have a great time!!
09-07-02, 04:51 PM
I dunno.. i dont see the point of coming to the US. I myself would much rather be in a foreign country than here, anyday. Don't come to PA :p
09-07-02, 09:55 PM
So where ARE we going agent?:D
09-09-02, 06:08 AM
i will always win
Originally posted by *stRgrL*
North Cali - way better than South Cali. L.A. is full of overinflated egos and wealth (not to mention boobs):D
No idea where you are going but i sure as hell am going to LA :p
pick up the la weekly and new times (free papers)
they have listings for events, clubs, bars, bands etc
santa monica is cool, beach, lots of happening shit, 10mts from la
why you dissing my town???
wassup with that, girlfriend?
09-19-02, 07:28 AM
Wherever you go in the US, be sure to go to the local mall - malls look alike all across the nation, so in one days shopping you can see what the whole of American culture is like!
you need to move beyond the oft-beaten track and meet people you typically wouldnt see in a mall. america is not to be solely defined by what the majority of people do. tons of subcultures around
Salt Lake City is very pretty but very boring.
<p>I can attest to that... I live in Salt Lake City! <p>I say, go to COLORADO!!!! It's beautiful, the people are awesome, and there's a ton of stuff to do (Denver/Boulder/Colorado Springs). I lived there for a while and was grief-stricken when I left :( <p>
Good luck to ya, wherever you go, and just HAVE FUN!!!!!<p>:D
I live about 30 minutes south of San Francisco, and I can easily say it's my favorite American city. New York may be even cooler, but SF has great surroundings. As has been mentioned, Napa, Lake Tahoe, Monterey, and Yosemite are all a short drive away. Napa has world-class wine, Tahoe has excellent skiing, and Monterey has world-class scuba diving. (Yes, I actually can go skiing one weekend, and diving the next!) Yosemite has gorgeous waterfalls and very rugged mountains (4000+ ft. vertical cliffs, for one). SF is beautiful, friendly, fun, and full of culture. The whole area is just awesome, in my opinion. :) It looks like there are several of us in the bay area, too -- maybe we should all get together for dinner one night?
Oh, and how can I forget Yosemite national park? And all the live music and culture in the city?