If any of your answers on the above questions is YES, then you are in the right place. "Newcomers Guide to America " is just for you. Here, you can find the answers for all those basic questions which are not answered anywhere else because they are "so obvious".
Let me tell you a few words about myself. My background is Hungarian. I was born and lived in Europe all my life, except for the last few years since I moved to America. I recall my very first visit to America. I just got my visa and I was very excited. Just a few days before my first transatlantic flight. I had lots of questions in my head: How is America ? How different is it, compared to Europe ? How are the people? What's life like, there? And lots of others. I went online for answers. I found tons of information, but nothing about the basics. Sounds familiar?
Then, I called some old buddies who already visited America, a few of them even more than once. And you know, I was very surprised, most of them were not able to answer even some of my most basic questions. They told me stories, experiences, what a cool place America is, how much money you can make, but were not able to give me a simple general overview of America , it's people, the lifestyle, etc. All they told me was: "America is different, you will see". And so, I did.
Seems to me that simple things are harder to grasp because they are simple. Everyone should know them. But I just discovered something: just because are simple and basic, most people overlook them, and nobody explains them because "everyone supposed to know that". Right?
Looking back now, I understand. To really go to the basics you have to spend some time in America, be here and live here as an American. You have to be part of the society to discover the fine details.
What is this site all about?
This site is about the basics about life in America.
You'll will get an overview of America from a non-American viewpoint. I will guide you through the very basics, those obvious things most Americans don't pay too much attention to, because they were born into it, or simply because they never had to face situations you will have to face as a non-American citizen. Little things like:
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If you are a tourist for the first time, or a returning visitor to America, you will find this guide not only interesting but very useful. You can use it as a handbook that answers some common questions, like:
Use the menu on the right side of the page to browse the site and read about America. It is quite a lot of information here. If you like it refer my site to your friends, or get the whole e-book. Instant download.
I hope all this will help you and will make your life a bit easier.
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