Live Help


Forum Jump
Post New Thread  Reply
Old 04-06-2019, 02:08 PM   #21
nonperson
 
nonperson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: London-ish
I am currently:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Isoverity View Post
LA and San Fran are places to worry about- Las Vegas not so much lol. All ki kinds of diseases/crime breaking out in LA. Police there treated for typhoid fever. California is collapsing into dysfunction

Argh, I'm going to LA and San Francisco too!!

nonperson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2019, 02:17 PM   #22
nonperson
 
nonperson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: London-ish
I am currently:

Hi bitomato. Esta is also known as the Visa Waiver Program, I believe. It's essentially a short term visa to enter the US which is what most people will use when they go on holiday so because I already have a full visa I don't need to do the esta/vwp. The US embassy in London will just tell me to travel using my visa, which is fine and what I should do (they issued the visa in the first place and I don't think they take phonecalls for advice). I'm just being paranoid that my family will realise somehow when we're going through customs and ask questions. I know I'm being totally irrational about it and it shouldn't matter. Just argh.

nonperson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2019, 08:10 AM   #23
Greyscale
Chat Mod
 
Greyscale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: North America

I wouldn't worry at all about visiting California. The US unfortunately does not have healthcare which everyone can access, so homeless folks and lower income folks are unfortunately not able to access care in many circumstances and thus can suffer from diseases not often seen these days when people can access care. People interacting closely with those populations without following proper protocols are at higher risk of contracting the diseases they are suffering from. Follow basic hygiene protocols and you will be absolutely fine. California is not collapsing into dysfunction any more than the rest of the country, promise. San Francisco is a beautiful city with a very interesting history and is significantly cooler than the other places you are visiting. It's hillier and is known for fog. LA I personally find stressful and chaotic but that will depend on your feelings and where you go, of course. California also has redwoods, which I have not visited yet, but you should absolutely see some redwood trees if you have the chance!

I'm not sure if this is the case in the UK, but while none of the cities you're visiting would worry me at all, in any large city in the US it is advisable to pay attention to your surroundings and keep your important things on your person when in public. If I'm going into a situation where higher chance of pickpocketing is likely, I don't keep my wallet in my back pocket and instead keep it in a bag, which I watch at all times, or severely pare it down to a prepaid debit and my ID and keep it in my front pocket, so I"m more likely to notice someone going for it. I don't think that's a huge risk anywhere you are going, but if it is a concern, that's something to consider.


Last edited by Greyscale : 05-06-2019 at 08:19 AM.
Greyscale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2019, 09:35 PM   #24
nonperson
 
nonperson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: London-ish
I am currently:

Thanks Greyscale. I'm not really worried about visiting certain places or my safety, etc. I know every place has its problems and that I will certainly see some of it as a tourist anyway.

I'm always quite cautious of where I keep my wallet and phone so I would be extra careful abroad.

Also I so badly want to see redwoods. I'm a horticulturist by profession and redwoods have always been my favourite trees so I will not be leaving California until I've seen some. =D I wanted to see General Sherman but I think it's a bit out of the way and maybe not easily accessible in February (?) but I have heard there are some good places to see them near San Francisco too.

nonperson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2019, 05:26 AM   #25
Auror.
Aurors for the win.
 
Auror.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Godric's Hollow

I would like to inform you that I think because of reading this thread and talking about Las Vegas and casinos, I have now gotten an internet ad for Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas. Thanks.



You can't always keep it separate.
This is happening, this is part of you.


Auror. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2019, 02:27 PM   #26
nonperson
 
nonperson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: London-ish
I am currently:

You're welcome. =P

nonperson is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Members Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Censor is ON
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:11 AM.

Back to top