California, loveee, i’m singing this song since Mexico, maybe it’s also familiar for you!
After Mexico, the first destination was Los Angeles, where i met one of my really good friend finally, after months. The weather is not that caribbean anymore, in the evening you better wear a jacket, but during the day the average is 15-20°C, even more in LA. The airport transfer took me to the Walk of Fame, in Hollywood, where you can find all the stars with the famous actors, producers, etc. Here you don’t need too much time to get in to the Californian mood. On the streets lot of people wants to talk to you, smile on you, and on their face you can see the “i fuckin’ love my life” expression. So, be careful, because in the end you start to love your life too.
In the States not even a day could be boring, every day something happens or you see someone and then you’re laying on the floor laughing like crazy.
Please let me share with you my favorite ones.
1. The one with the Amish women
Maybe you saw them in the movies, nice, conservative community, that’s all i know about them too, don’t worry. Ok, so now imagine these women going to the Victoria Secret lingerie. Where already in the entrance you see all those posters with such a sexuality, even i’m blushing (no).
2. Let’s do workout in the mall
Everyday thing, women together, walking with a high speed next to each other in a sport dress, sometimes with barbells in the hands. I heard that sometimes people come with yoga mat, putting into the corner and starting to do their practice. Haha, it’s the end of the world! And the winter is just coming! So, be prepared, the mall will be a huge fitness center. I guess the beautiful mountains, forests, roads surrounded with trees are just too mainstream places to do Nordic walking.
3. Let’s sleep in the Mall
This is also an everyday thing, like there is a guy, he’s coming literally every day, sit on the couch and in minutes falling to sleep, hilarious 🙂
4. Woman – Man
Last week, i saw a tall old guy in woman clothes, eye glasses, with a wig carelessly put on the head, actually you could see his gray hair…Of course in seconds he went to Victoria Secret. No offense, i don’t have any problem with transsexual people, but he was such a phenomenon, i couldn’t stop to stare at him. After couple of minutes, he showed up with a VS bag, therefore i turned a round, because i started to laugh badly, and i didn’t want him to see. Of course when i turned back, he was in front of me, and he asked me this question:
– Excuse me, you know where is the closest lady’s room? (of course with a deep voice)
– It’s, in Sears, on the left, a bit tricky but i’m sure you will find it!
On the way back we talked a bit, he showed me that we have almost the same nail color. He made my day!
5. Do you believe in God?
In the last days we got an old man, in motorcycle jacket, with sunglasses, who showed me his daughter’s picture, then just asked me if i believed in God. I said, i believe in something, but i wouldn’t give a name for that. I guess he didn’t expect this answer, so in 10 minutes (way too long time for me) with stories from the Bible, he explained to me, if i were not a believer then when Jesus is coming back, i will have 666 on my forehead. After that i went to a double shoot espresso, because he just took all of my energy….weirdo.
6. Do you like vodka? I give you one
From one of my customer i received a mini bottle of vodka from her bag. She liked to talk a lot and i’m not sure if she was sober at all that day…
7. Halloween in the Mall
Or how to dress up our children with really ugly costumes, and also we need to wear something to look like idiots. I saw some really fat fairies, tini ninja turtle family. Daddy made Thomas the tank engine, inside with a little shy child. Little babies lost in the costume, because it was so big for them. Daddy in pig costume. Total chaos for 2 hours, when they went to different stores to get free candies.They had the list with all of the locations, and they ran to each of them. I think i was standing for 1 hour with chin down, with the “whatthefuckisthis” face. It was totally crazy…and you don’t even know how much they payed for those costumes.
The next exciting day will be the Black Friday, when the stores will have insane deals, discounts, they will open after midnight. Everybody will run with lost mind to stores to stores, like fighting for his life to be the first at the open store or to obtain something for a really cheap price.
8. About the toilette
For some reason there is a huge gap around the doors on the toilet, therefore you can see in the eyes of someone who washes her hands. I think they just wanted to save money. The other funny thing, the automatic flush, if you were clever, then you need to jump 1 meter from the toilette, or getting strange look from your colleagues after your bathroom break.
9. About Tinder
I know, what about Tinder here in the blog? My sister mentioned that i really should see this app when i come here. But why?
Let’s make picture with recently catched fishes, with a tractor, with grandma, with plaid shirt, with baseball hat, during wood-cutting. When i have a bad mood, i just look at those pictures, and the laugh is guaranteed.
10. The name of the cities
Yesterday we drove through 3 states until we arrived to Maine. We saw these names on the boards: Berlin, Rome, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Sidney, London, Albany , Greece, Haverhill, Manchester. Lack of creativity? Who knows, about Weedsport i don’t even want to talk about.
Maybe you still remember that i mentioned we buy every grocery in Walmart. We just went to Wegmans. It’s also a supermarket but they have crazy amount of organic products, also a section just with gluten free food….therefore who knows me well, they can imagine that i felt that i’m in heaven that night, haha! My poor sister and her friend was watching the clock all the time, wondering when we’ll get home that night, as i was staring just the tea section for 30 minutes with jaw down :).
Let me invite you for a short Wegmans virtual tour.
Vegetables and fruits, everything is crazy organised and you can find organic products as well next to the normal ones. A whole line just for salads, lettuces.
In the bakery section they have their own kosher corner and also selected by grains.
And then let’s find the gluten free heaven with pastas, flours, cookies, cakes, and whatever you want. I can imagine some of your face now, you just scroll down until the end. Gluten free, is she crazy? Don’t worry, as i said it will be a mini tour!
And finally the tea section. All those designs, i was just staring for at least 15 minutes. You can find everything there, of course for a high price. You need to be careful, as with the fruits, vegetables. One pound is not one kilo, it doesn’t even reach the half kilo. So it happens sometimes that you realise that for 3 oranges you pay like 3 dollars….crap. The burger is cheaper than the vegetables and fruits…
Also another interesting fact, if you wanted to buy alcohol, and you’re in a group, every each of you need to show an ID to verify that everyone is over 21 ages. No exception! Don’t forget your ID or passport at home! (citation from an alcoholic’s diary)
Welcome to The United States where they put sugar into the salad; where they say “Hello, How are you?”, and they mean “Hello!” ; where random people smiles on you on the street; where they adore your accent; where they have their own units; where they have always sales; and where Ryan Gosling lives.
Yesterday it was one month ago that i arrived to the motherland of McDonalds. A bit everything is like in the movies, giant jeeps, wide roads, many people, american accent, hamburgers. The weirdest for me after Israel, that i understand every word on the streets, and also the fake smile on the people faces, a bit like the smile reflex of the babies – you smile on them and they smile back….in that case not a naturally way.
Hello, How are you? I use to answer on this question, even if they didn’t mean it at all, and then they are staring at me, it’s actually pretty funny.
About the location
New York state, almost at the border of Canada. The winter is coming…haha, but for real, really soon we need to fight with -30°C degrees. After Israel, i have some problem with the cold weather, i miss the sun, the sea, the long walks at the beach and the hot sand under my feet.
About the food
We buy the groceries from Walmart, they have all these crazy big packages. The milk is like 4 liters…incredible. In every products you can find the corn syrup…ahh. Even that they have that many fat people and also diabetics, there is sugar in everything, of course you can find some sugar free stuffs, if you’re looking for them really hard, but they are more expensive than the normal ones.
Almost for all the products, they have the kosher version, of course it’s not for me, but for my roomates. But i think it’s an interesting fact.
The coffee is a shit…yes, as i said. Even if it’s Starbucks, or whatever, it’s very watery. I started to drink the instant Nescafé, but you don’t know what would i give for a turkish coffee…
I also checked the Burger King, i mean the prices there. For around 4 dollars, you can have a whole menu, which would be cheap, but also scary…you don’t need to wondering about why they have that amount of obese people.
So, shallowness, you can feel it in the air. Many times i recognize, that behind the questions there is no interest, they ask you, because they always ask. Of course i met many people who was interesting, positive, and intelligent.
Many times when they ask me where am i from, and i say from Hungary….i see the total blur in their mind, but they are nodding like crazy. Me, i’m enjoying all these minutes, and also the tips they say about my origin. I was Turkish, Polish, Spanish, British (totally inexplicable), Ukrainian, French, Belgian…and who knows what else. The point is that they are in love with almost any accent.
I still need to get used to this mentality…but i will keep you posted about the happenings these days.
28 year old girl who's traveling around the world with her man. I have one suitcase and I'm always thinking about the next place we go. I eat, think a lot and not afraid to share. Follow my journey and be part of it!?
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