Not all stereotypes are bad, just not very correct. When I made my way through Europe as a college student. Dynasty and Dallas television shows were popular abroad. Whenever I conversed with someone unfamiliar with the United States, they’d ask me either if I lived on a big ranch like South Fork, from the Dallas show or give me a name of a friend in the US, that they expected me to know. Their image of the US swung between huge mansions filled with conniving family members to a small community where everyone knew each other.
I expected glorious weather, palm trees, huge traffic jams, and tons of stars and aspiring stars lining the streets. “No stars in San Diego, that’s LA,” he explained as he colored my roots. The myth of the beautiful people died a little.
We landed in the San Diego airport, which was surprisingly small after the behemoth of the Minneapolis airport and walked outside to a gorgeous sunny day. As for the natives, they were a diverse, friendly group herding the incoming tourists in the right direction.
I did find the San Diego area beautiful, crowded, and expensive. That would be more of a fact than a stereotype. Traveling can be eye opening. As for the people, they were the best part.