I was thinking about living in the U.S for a year. Saving some money up and doing it before i have kids etc just for the experience. My main reason for going would be lifting and learning about lifting. Obviously i'd like to travel around for a few to see everything but then settle somewhere.
A few questions.
Average living costs per month (i could get a job) but if i didn't.
Best place for surrounding myself with lifters? Being the biggest and strongest guy in my gym sucks balls. And really that is saying much.
lolol this is only true because it's coming from someone who lives here. north/northeast jersey in particular is horrendously expensive, almost NYC expensive. and the farther east you go, the more crowded it gets. we're also getting a lot of flooding recently, which exacerbates long commutes. winters suck here (had two blizzards last winter that dropped a few feet of snow overnight). this past summer was pretty good though except for those two weeks of 100+ degree weather.
however, there is no shortage of gorilla guido juiceheads, especially in the Wayne area. so you will probably run into a lot of "big" guys here as long as you stay out of Planet Fatness.
i hate how everyone thinks people from jersey have accents! i saw "cawfee", "wohhter" etc. and generally talk faster than people from the south or west but i don't say "joisey".
i don't know about outdoor gyms but there are a bunch of good ones here. one (or more) of the members here goes to strong and shapely in East Rutherford (watch the virtual tour, pure awesome) and i believe Defranco's gym is in Wyckoff, both relatively close to the other and to NYC.
Just what i've seen, like i said no offence, guess its the same when people think all Enlgihs people sound like the queen.
Jersey may not be a bad idea, close NYC etc a few weeks of 100+ degree weather wouldn't bother me in summer either, like i said i live in Egypt, used to line in Manchester so i'm also used to below freezing as well.
^^ retail/labour/warehousing etc.. i actually have my own company here in egypt, but obviously it's not something i can move around the world, i'm a quick learner so i could pretty much do anything (no degree)
Speaking of jobs, what is the situation with jobs in America? Is it as bad as in Europe? Where are the best states to find employment, particularly in technical areas such as engineering? Also what states rank highest in terms of low cost of living/high salaries? Like Marzouk, I too would love to tour the US of A.