New York is cool. But that's not America.
If you want to know why Americans feel the way they do about certain topics that you Liberal types don't seem to grasp...
Go to some small towns across the plains, visit Colorodo, Ohio and Illinois. Alabama, Mississippi and see not all Americans are arrogant stuck up
snobs but hard working mostly poor down to earth folks.
You can visit New York. Its just like LA, Miami, they have their own cultures but to do represent the true insight to America. It is the little town
folk that elect the presidents, just look at the map of the last election.. almost all red save the states with huge cities.
Visit rural Oregon and Washington (Portland and Seatle as well, my favorite cities) astoinding scenery and plenty of interesting people.
You will find New Yorkers to be of their own kind.. and absolutly NOTHING like the people from Seattle.
Visit Texas (I know Bush is from there.... so you might not want to) but it truly is a place of its own.. San Antonio is an amazing south western
Visit some national parks across the West.. and Colorod, cant miss Colorodo.
Visiting one generic place is not seeing the country.. New York city has plenty of expensive shops and fancy diners.. expensive plays as well and lots
of big shiny buildings.. but there is no scenery.. the people IMO are not the nicest.. nothing against New York City, I have family that live on Long
Island (trust me rich neighborhoods and sectors like those on Long Island do not represnt 95% of the American people.
But it is all up to you. If you want to see the country for what it is.. visit as many locations as possible. If you want a generic hectic rush of a
visit and get nothing out of it except Americans are rude, crude, loud, expensive, and love cabs.... then have fun in New York. It isnt that bad of a
We are a very large nation.. all 50 states have their own way of doing things.. It would be like me visiting Great Britain and only going to London
and judging the rich London shops, huge houses and palaces as the same for every one in Whales, Scottland and North Ireland and every little town
I think the trip could do you some good.... if you come for the right reasons.