20 Things Must Know If You are Travelling First Time to USA from India

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If you are an Indian then it is the must that you have dreamt to visit USA at least once in your lifetime. It is common to visit USA from India now a days. There are plenty of opportunities especially come to the people who are working in IT industry to visit USA. In order to live a sophisticated life or they don’t have any strict commitments to live in India, People love to go USA and settle there.

Check out the following points if you are ready to go USA for the first time and there would be several questions come to you mind. Here is the solution:

Yeah I know, the list never come to an end. The culture and the style of living in both the countries i.e India and USA  are different. So it is necessary to prepare your mind first and I know it will take a few months to adopt the lifestyle of USA.

USA Address, Bags and Money: Keep the address of your American hotel or friends home address and phone number in several places so if you lose one you’ll have a backup.

Bags: Don’t assume your friends will come to receive you or
Taxi people or someone will help you with the lifting of luggage. in USA men or women they do things by themselves. I hear few of my office colleagues (specially girls) that they were claiming that people is getting change immediately after shifting in USA but this is typical USA pattern.

Money: In USA you will not find pocketmaar kind off (though people face robbery in scenarios. Read here.. how to protect yourself ) but better to be in safor side. Keep your money in a money belt under your clothes. Wear a cross-body purse with only the amount of money you need right away inside. Keep a copy of your passport and insurance cards out of harms way.

Taxi in Airport: You definitely be fan of Uber or Ola cabs in India. And same Uber is famous in USA as well. As a matter fact Uber is USA company and later it went on global. Lyft is also similar to Uber or you can say US Olacabs. You may face challenges while Uber booking because you need to have USA bank account or credit card details linked with Uber account. You can ask any of your friends or relatives to book for you and you can do settelement later

Mobile plan with free India call: This information will be super awesome. You can purchase Lyca Simcard $29 plan in just $8 in Ebay. Even your USA friend will not be aware about this. They will recommend you about Lyca sim card of $23 or $29 plan but they may not aware about this.

Get Insurance: People in India sometimes buy medicines without consulting the doctor from any medical shop. For example, if you are suffering from fever, cold etc. people in India prefer to get free medical advice from medical shop. But Doctor consultation is necessary. You are not allow to get medicines without prescription. Before consulting the doctor, Registration process is necessary so first register yourself. As the cost of each medicine is very costly. For that medical insurance is the must if you really want to survive in USA. Sometimes medical insurance is provided by the employers itself in case you are working in an organization otherwise you have it as soon as possible.

So keep all things simple, you can carry basic medicines from India for fever, stomach pain, headache, cold, cough etc. Not only this, keep other things also such as moov, vicks, amrutanjan etc. Take medicines and original prescriptions if you are under any medication.

Keep right while driving: It is necessary to learn driving once you reach to USA. They don’t have good public transportation services except few places like New York. Not every place has metro buses and trains. So without learning driving you will feel like handicapped because you can go from one place to another easily.

Get your international driving license as soon as possible so that you can learn driving in USA. It is a relief that it is comparable easy to drive a car in USA because traffic regulations are followed by every people very strictly. In USA, keep yourself in right while driving which is just opposite in India.

Basic Kitchen Appliances: Just because products are expensive in USA. so carry some basic kitchen appliances to manage your budget. You can carry with mixer grinder as it is very costly in USA and in case if you are looking for grinding hard materials then blenders are available only.

No Gas Cylinder:  Just like in India, you cannot get gas cylinder in USA. There is no such things like lifting and replacing the gas cylinder. Not only this, you don’t have to struggle for booking the cylinder. There are preinstalled over in every houses. It is just like in India we are using knobs to control the fire excerpt. But there are some drawbacks of using these preinstalled oven as they will take more time to get heated and fire intensity cannot control easily just like in gas stove.

Prayer to God: In India, you see temple at the end of every street. In USA, you have to go far to visit the temple. It is not located near to your location. There are many temples in USA. I will definitely sure you are going to miss all the traditional prayers once you reach to the USA.

Forget Dhoties and Sarees but must bring one pair for Traditional: India is famous for its dhoties and sarees. Dressing style in India is little bit traditional whereas people in USA love to wear casual outfits. In India, you can rarely see women with sleeveless tops and roaming freely on the road. Similarly, men love to wear dhoties. I know initially it is difficult for you to see all these things but later you will become the part of it.  

Friends or relatives: You will definitely going to miss your friends and relatives. So keep their contact number with you . In order to reduce the home sickness in USA, start talking to the people there even you don’t know them. This will definitely helps you.

Craving for Indian food: In USA, you will hardly see any Indian restaurant so learn cooking if you really love Indian food. Not only this, Indian restaurants are very costly at the same point . There are many frozen food available in the market of USA such as naan, roti etc but it will affect your health.

Climate in USA: Different countries have different time zones so climate conditions are also different. For example, there is not much winter and snow in California and climate is also same whole year whereas there is severe winters in Washington.

Communication Facilities: You can easily communicate with your loved ones in India with the help of internet connection or you can buy International India calling cards to make calls to India.

So enjoy your life  in USA .

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