Expat Info Desk Guide to Los Angeles

Author: Ginger Liu

Extract from The Expat Info Desk Guide To Los Angeles:

“There are more than 140 languages spoken in Los Angeles making this busy American city a potential expat’s dream. Expatriates from across the globe, and other US cities, flock to this Western city in their droves. Many come looking for glory in the entertainment capital of the world; most don’t find their pot of gold or fifteen minutes of fame and head on back to their homes. Others are seduced by LA’s Mediterranean climate and famous beaches. For expatriates living in LA, like any cosmopolitan city, a little bit of home comes with you and perhaps nowhere else in the world is this more apparent than the city’s influx of ethnic enclaves, such as Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Koreatown, Thaitown, West Hollywood’s Russian population, and Santa Monica’s British and Australasian population. Los Angeles’ Latin American influence is omnipresent. The city has the largest population of Latin American outside of Latin America. LA also has one of the largest LGBT populations in the country.”

“Ginger Liu is a British expat who has lived in Los Angeles for more than two years. Her family, on her father’s side, comes from a long line of expatriates. Her Chinese grandfather was an expatriate in the UK and later in the USA at the turn of the 20th century. Her grandmother was a British expat living in the USA and later in China. Ginger Liu’s father and aunt left China after 1946 and they too became expatriates living in the UK and USA respectively. In the 1960’s Ginger’s family became expatriates after moving to the USA for a few years. Encouraged by her father’s internationalism and her mother’s tenacity, she studied media at University in London, backpacking across the USA in her summer holidays. After her father passed away, she traveled the world and decided to relocate to the USA. Ginger is a freelance writer in LA. Her articles on film, TV, music, art, travel, lifestyle, and food have appeared in numerous LA based web magazines. She is an entertainment columnist for Regent Media and a blogger for Pocket Change LA. Ginger Liu is also a LA event photographer and occasionally covers Hollywood red carpet events. Her blog, LA From The Apartment the Size of My Ass, is packed with entertainment news and interviews.”

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