This crazy song has been in my head probably since the day I decided to go to America. As with any song that you can’t get out of your head, you find it, play it loudly on the stereo and sing along – yes, until you find out after many minutes of googling the words and frantically searching the web that the song actually does not exist. I was somehow convinced that it was either a song from the movie, An American Tail, Rammstein’s Amerika or some strange version of Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA. Needless to say the song is still in my head and it seems I am not likely to find a cure soon.
I want to experience the real America and not just the touristy stuff although I will be doing all of that as well. I want to eat with the locals, go to the neighbourhood supermarket and see what groceries they have, go to the movies or watch a talented musician sing at the local bar. If you live in the US or have visited it and have advice or can give me some guidance I would appreciate it. My itinerary is something like this: eight days in Washington DC, rent a car and drive to Niagara Falls via Baltimore, York, Lancaster, Harrisburg and State College then go to Boston and Salem via Albany and then seven days in New York City before heading back home. If you know of interesting places to visit or eat at let me know. I have basically used TripAdvisor on the web as my reference source in planning my trip.