Pacific breeze and the warm touch of sun, palm trees, active seafront, and countless murals were the first things to see in the city of angels, Los Angeles. It was late November, on a Thursday morning, but to me, it looked like an endless summer resort. I started my short stay in Venice area, which now I realize was the best area I could pick: relatively close to the beach, nice to walk among small and nice houses, with a lot of plants in the yards.
Traveling in the United States from Eastern Europe takes a lot of time and money, and it involves some differences you may not be used to. In 2 weeks, 5 states, 3 time zones, I noticed a few details you may find interesting or useful for a first trip.