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Old 01-06-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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So here's the thing...
I came to UK when i was 4 and i never realy liked the country. Always seemed unhappy and dark (ofcourse not to mention the weather...) i know this might sound funny but my dream as a child was to someday visit US (California). So here i am 17 years old with my two friends, waiting till we finish 18. We have some money saved, so in about 5 months we're planing to visit california. I dont know what is the best place to start from nothing, so im hoping for your help. We would like the place to be hot in summer and warm in winter, and place that finding a job won't be difficoult (Any job will be fine). We're thinking about Hollywood. What's your opinion on this topic? Im waiting for some helpful answers. Thanks
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: California
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A visit doesn't usually require a job. I have no idea how that would even work for you and your firends if you aren't citizens.

For an actual visit, if you have a car to drive, you can start at the bottom in San Diego and just drive north and see the sights.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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you would probably have to apply for A VISA to stay in the USA for work and they usually only allow professionals to come here on a workers visa

I dont think a tourist can come and start work that easy? and it will cost lots of money to stay here your going to need lots of money!
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: So California
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Your age.....Id hit a beach town.
Pacific Beach (San Diego)
Newport Beach(OC)
South Bay; Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan Beach
You can explore from there...
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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(Any job will be fine). We're thinking about Hollywood.
Many a young one has coupled these two together and ended up on the streets, involved in a sort of employment they would not have imagined...
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Placentia, Orange County, CA
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You stated that you came to the UK when you were 4. Were you born in the US? Do you and your friends have any savings?
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Are you and your friends US citizens? If not, it's going to be hard to do legally. If you want warm weather, you might try Australia instead, which offers working holiday visas for UK citizens between the ages of 18-31 where you can stay up to 12 months. In terms of finding work, the unemployment rate in Oz is much lower than in California these days.

Working holiday visa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Australian Visa, Australian Tourist Visa & Working Holiday Visa Specialists - Visas For Australia
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Just keep in mind that it gets warmer the further south you go. SD even claims 350 sunny days a year, while SF will be more seasonal. The trade off here is that there are more jobs in the north, but the cost of living is reflected (much higher), while the weather is better in the south with less jobs (cause and effect). A car is mandatory.

I agree with TrueDat; Australia is the better choice with the weather on their east coast quite like Cali. Plus if you want to escape the UK winter it'll be summer there. My opinion might be tainted, being an old Cali surfer.
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