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General

The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking. The US is a big country, and its size can make it difficult to travel around. The American road trip is a long-held tradition and gives you the flexibility to see all the off the beaten path places out there. On the coasts, there is an extensive train and bus network (MegaBus, BoltBus, and Greyhound) that is cheap and can get you anywhere. Flying is your quickest option but can be very expensive. For cheap flights, consider JetBlue and Southwest. Amtrak runs trains cross-country trains, and while scenic and relaxing, isn’t very cheap compared to the bus. In the interior, you’ll be hard pressed to find a lot of public transportation. As an alternative, Uber is available in many different US cities.


Official languages is English. 


Sockets & plugs

USA uses 110 Volts and 60 cycles. Plug Type B.

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Adapters and transformers

Adapter required, transformer not needed.