Questions about living in America

As there now a small chance I could be living in America from September here’s my list of random questions:

Should I be worried if there are roaches living in the same building as me?
What facilities are should I expect in a reasonable flat? Should I expect a washing machine or swimming pool?

Where can I get decent tea bags?
Does America sell kettles? (Yes, I’m British.)
What a decent chocolate brand? Hersey doesn’t count.

I have questions more about North Carolina and Durham, but I’il ask those if I get in.


2 responses to “Questions about living in America”

  1. Chris says :

    I am German, not British, but I got addicted to tea on several stays in England. On my exchange semester, I found that you can get a fair selection of teas in every supermarket, as long as what you are looking for is strong black tea (was great for my breakfast tea). Americans love to use that to make Iced Tea. For the same reason kettles are not hard to come by.. If you need a better selection, Starbuck’s quite recently opened a tea chain, Teavana. I haven’t visited one yet, but it seems to be more a store than a café, so it might suit your needs pretty good.

    For choclate: If what you are looking for is plain choclate (not Reesee’s, m&m, choclate chip cookies..), Hershey’s is the most common brand – if you don’t like it, Lindt, Milka and Cadbury are also around, just a bit more expensive.

    Let me know if you find more sources for tea with a better selection, I am in need for it starting August, too…

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