I'm finally going on vacation after living and travelling in the Middle East, based in Turkey, for the past 2 years. I'm a Canadian, but I'll be visiting some friends in Los Angeles for 5 weeks, before returning to this side of the pond for at least another year. I'm looking for ideas of things to do that I cannot enjoy here. Similar to this question
, but I do not have a mass of belongings in LA, nor am I American, so unfortunately I can't take care of any legal things like insurance or drivers licenses.
I'm looking for things I can activly do (go to In-n-Out, get my camera serviced, etc) rather than just things I will passivly (though seriously
) enjoy (like good customer service, polite English speaking people, and free refills.)
To focus the answers a bit: I'll be staying at a friends house in Long Beach, have possible access to a car, and have a budget of only about $1500 for the 5 weeks, so I'm not looking to be too spendy. To be honest, even though a lot of the reason I moved overseas was to escape the consumerist, capitalistic, materilistic mindset of North America, this is my vacation, dammit! I'm looking forward to indulging a bit. I'll be there June 30-Aug 6. (possibly related info: I teach ESL overseas, I'm 24, female, bit of a geek, LOVE politics, into photography, active, and I enjoy a good night of drinking (etc... ahem
So far on my list:
-Goodwill! (and maybe the Goodwill sorting center)
-Gyno visit (actually, anyone know whether Planned Parenthood accepts Canadians?)
-In-n-Out, Taco Bell, Chıpotle, etc... (Jewish though, so no "bacon wrapped bacon sandwiches")
-Camping, Theme Park, Kareoke!
-Getting my Istanbul'dan acquired tattoo fixed
-Seeing an English movie without subtitles, maybe the drive-in
-Having my DSL serviced officially by Canon
-Bringing lappy for a checkup at an Apple store
-picking up various items at the Dollar Tree
-Maybe trying out heat yoga
-Walmart: school supplies, Mac and Cheese, Oreos, Cake Mix!
How else can I enjoy America? Sure, I'll be doing plenty of the usual vacationy things like sleeping in, going to the beach, reading a lot, but I know the HiveMınd can help me think of some more great ideas!! Çok teşekkür ederim in advance!