Interesting things about the people of California!
What I learned about the people of California!
During my vacations with my family in Los Angeles, I learned a lot about the people of the golden state. There are some things that people in California like or dislike, things they fight for, but also where they are misunderstood.
People in Southern California, for example, in the Los Angeles area like it when it rains. The weather is usually very dry and not always pleasant and the drought of the country is very much at risk for fires. In addition, people sometimes find it nice to recover from the blue sky and monotonous weather and feel the rain on their skin.
Only when driving in the rain, they panic, because it is not so much rain here, they are not used to it. They drive slower to reach their destination, causing a lot of congestion on the highways and more accidents.
The people of California are among the last to experience the truly magnificent views of the sunset on the mainland. Locals and tourists stand side by side and enjoy the nightly show. They line up every night in places like the Santa Monica Pier, Mandalay Beach or the beach of Caipinteria.
Again, something that I learned from my daughter-in-law, a breakfast with her green smoothie or Acai Bowl is no longer possible with her. It's no exception, as healthy food is the norm in California compared to other places in the US.
Of course, being a vegan is not difficult in a state like California. The many farmers' markets offer a wide variety of products, and most restaurants also have vegan dishes on the menu. There are also bakeries in Los Angeles offering vegan biscuits from biscuit to cake.
On my first visit to California, of course, I packed a few pairs of high heels in addition to sneakers. I love to wear high-heeled shoes in Germany and I would definitely use them on vacation.
That was wrong, because no matter what the weather is, whether it's cold or hot, the people of Southern California are almost all flip-flops. Whether in the hotel, while eating or shopping you can always see them in these shoes. In Germany, driving is prohibited with such footwear, but in the US it is allowed and no problem at all.
Half an hour waiting for an ice cream, a burger or a place in the restaurant, no problem for the people of California. They like to stand and wait, because where there is a line and you have to be patient, it tastes good. With empty restaurants one assumes that the opposite is the case.
They love to fight for what they think is right. There is always a reason for the Californians to get involved. There are rallies everywhere, such as environmental protection, human rights or animal welfare, and equality and clean energy are also being fought.
Many people in California are not as likely to find In-N-Out as you might expect, even though the burgers are delicious and reasonably priced there. Sure, the animal fries are awesome and the shakes taste perfect but it's just fast food. Many Californians prefer to go to good restaurants rather than cheap burger chains.
To master the heavy traffic in California you need self-confidence and speed. Not always the drivers are slow, change the lanes quiet or wait for a signal from others to change them, some drivers are also aggressive! Turn signal on, they should even remember and off regardless of the next lane.