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    Hi,

    I'm 23 in June and 10 years ago I went to the USA. I went to New Jersey/New York.

    Manhattan is the greatest place I have ever visited. As a 13 year old, the number of toy shops selling Beyblades and stalls selling comic books and Yu-Gi-Oh was amazing. So many different ethnicities too. Within 5 minutes I saw two Nuns on the road and it was like Sister Act :P

    I wonder, how does everything work in America?

    Isn't your school system 5-14 for Junior High School and then 14-19 for High School? What are GCSE/A level equivalents because I read High School Diplomas are A-Level; does that mean you can't quit before/when you get the GCSE equivalent?

    Is it really like the TV shows? In the UK we get people who fool around in school but who also get good grades at the same time. In the TV shows I see the popular kids sitting in the back of class doing nothing In the UK we are not allowed to bring cars into school though?

    Why do you guys have so much invested into sports? In the UK all the state schools have sports but not the range of sports that you have. We don't have the likes of NCAA though.

    What free TV channels do you guys have? Which ones are free and which are on cable?

    Where do you guys go for shopping? I know you have Wal Mart and Costco- any other popular stores? I heard you have Tescos but it is under another name.

    Finally, is there a state/part of a state that EVERYBODY likes because some states are made fun of by others
 
 
 
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