"U.S.A." United States of America by SLLiew

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America was home for six years.

Over the years, I have visited only these American cities - New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chcago, St. Louis, New Orleans, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Diego.

More familiar with the smaller towns like New Haven, Hamden, Milford, New London, Cambridge, Santa Clara, Mountain View, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Milpitas.

The best way to see America is to drive on the highways.

So learn to drive before you travel to America. Anybody can drive in the USA,. It is easy, just keep to the right, do not follow the car in front of you too closely. And if you are stopped for any reason by by the police, do not panic, just show your foreign driving license.


Giant supermarkets are the best places to buy milk, food and whatever you need. Look out for coupons in magazine for discounts.

There are also all kinds of discounts for Disneyland, themeparks and a bucket of KFC.

Free wine tasting in Napa Valley but do not drive under the influence.

Sleeping overnight in a car in the carpark, leaving children locked in cars are illegal. In USA, law and lawyers reign supreme.

Received Postcards from All 50 States, DC

In 2006, thanks to help of VT members, I have received a postcard from all the 50 States and Washington DC, stamped and postmarked from their state post offices.

But how many of the States have I been to?

Well, I have spend most time in Connecticut and California. Also have travelled and stayed overnight at Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont which is a total of 16 States plus Washington DC.

Also have made day trips or just passing through the 8 states of Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, West Virgina.

And so this leaves 26 untrodden States of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kenctucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

But who is counting....

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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2009 at 7:53 AM

    Hi, SL! Thanks for your interesting description!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2008 at 8:12 AM

    Nice info here on the USA!!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2007 at 11:34 AM

    Excellent insights about USA. really enjoyed reading these pages, especially about tipping and money.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2007 at 8:57 AM

    Hi SL, good account of USA! Btw, I have replied to your email about brunei. Did you receive it?

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2007 at 6:38 AM

    Very interesting perspectives on the USA.

  • imran8852's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2007 at 7:58 AM

    Thanks For The Info SL!

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2006 at 10:46 AM

    To answer your question on the picture--Albert Gallatin served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1801 until 1814. This is the longest that anyone has ever held that position in the U.S. Cabinet.

  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2006 at 9:05 AM

    The smaller towns are the heart of any country, aren't they? I'm happy to read that you didn't just go to our big ciites, as so many visitors will do...W


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