Migrating to the USA

  • Nayro

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    Jun 29, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    Hey,

    I've been walking around with the idea to move to the USA for a while now. I would do this after I am done with my masters degree. I would like to move to LA or SF.

    Part of the reason of moving there is that I want to live abroad and do another study. I find myself too young to live an adult serious life right now. Though part of the reason of me moving to LA would be to explore more of my sexuality. Back here where I'm from and where I live I didnt get to do much. I hear so many great things about gay-life in LA. Are these things true or did people just make them better than they really are. I know this should not be the reason to move abroad cause it looks like Im running away for my problems. But I'm not. I always wanted to move abroad and this is just another benefit of doing so. So according to you guys? Where would be a good vibrant place to live for a student from Europe?

    Thanks for your advice!
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    Jun 29, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    Honestly, and this is my experience, moving to a gay ghetto can be a great transition, but not a good permanent place to stay.

    LA, SF, Miami, and NYC are all expensive and you can get a taste of gay culture. When I lived in SF for a year, it was great at first, but I started realizing that a lot of my relationships were very superficial (kind of a 'oh you are hot so lets be friends!' type thing). I moved because I wanted to get away from that.

    But if you have been sheltered, you will get laid a lot and that is fun.

    Just be careful cause it is expensive as all hell.
  • Nayro

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    Jun 29, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    how expensive is expensive? how much money for a place to stay a month?
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    Jun 29, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
    Daelin saidhow expensive is expensive? how much money for a place to stay a month?


    If you stay in a 3 bedroom apartment with 4 people it will be 900 a month, without utilities.

    By yourself, you are looking at something like 1250-2000 a month, without utilities.
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    Jun 30, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    Bienvenidos al Estados Unidos...aka SoCal.
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    Jun 30, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    I think either LA or SF would be fine. Actually, if possible, try both for a couple years each. Both cities have a lot to offer, in terms of gay and non-gay culture.
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    Jun 30, 2012 5:41 AM GMT
    Come to San Francisco! UCSF is a great place to study.

    Besides, I can hook you up with hot men so you can FINALLY come out of the closet.
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    Jun 30, 2012 5:50 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidCome to San Francisco! UCSF is a great place to study.

    Besides, I can hook you up with hot men so you can FINALLY come out of the closet.
    A situation just occured today that might keep me in AZ (or maybe even LA) permanently. If that happens, will you visit me and help me come out of the closet...again? icon_wink.gif
  • Nayro

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    Jul 01, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    I dunno, isnt the weather worse in SF than in LA?
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    Jul 01, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    I would prefer SF. nicer natural surroundings... easier to get around... in LA you have to have a car and it just adds to the stress of the move...
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    Jul 01, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    Daelin saidI dunno, isnt the weather worse in SF than in LA?


    Im sorry, but I do not think eternal sunshine is "good weather".. it just gets hot and oppressive in the summer... winter is nice and comfortable in LA though
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    Jul 01, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    Chainers said
    Daelin saidhow expensive is expensive? how much money for a place to stay a month?


    If you stay in a 3 bedroom apartment with 4 people it will be 900 a month, without utilities.

    By yourself, you are looking at something like 1250-2000 a month, without utilities.


    Wow, that is a lot like NY indeed
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    Jul 01, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    GAMRican saidCome to San Francisco! UCSF is a great place to study.

    Besides, I can hook you up with hot men so you can FINALLY come out of the closet.
    A situation just occured today that might keep me in AZ (or maybe even LA) permanently. If that happens, will you visit me and help me come out of the closet...again? icon_wink.gif


    Absofuckinglutely!
  • WhoDey

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    Jul 01, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
    Shouldn't you pick your school first if you're gonna study?
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    Jul 01, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    Daelin saidI dunno, isnt the weather worse in SF than in LA?

    SF cooler, more cloudy days, fog. LA beaches area, warm, not too hot.
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    Jul 01, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    paulflexes said
    GAMRican saidCome to San Francisco! UCSF is a great place to study.

    Besides, I can hook you up with hot men so you can FINALLY come out of the closet.
    A situation just occured today that might keep me in AZ (or maybe even LA) permanently. If that happens, will you visit me and help me come out of the closet...again? icon_wink.gif


    Absofuckinglutely!
    Good, because I"m tired of the same guys over and over again visiting my closet. icon_razz.gif