Meet Salme Geransar from Melbourne, Australia who moved to LA 9 months ago to pursue acting...
I chose LA because of the acting opportunities, I have a lot of family that live here, and it's much warmer than NY or Canada!
I miss the familiarity - like knowing the system/how things work (being able to pay my rent online), and knowing which shops/cafes/restaurants are good.
The biggest difference between LA and Melbourne is the public transport. I know a few people that get around LA without a car, but it definitely makes life easier having one!
Hidden gems in LA - Aroma Cafe in Studio City, and The Alcove in Los Feliz - make sure to try their choc-chip bread budding :)
I would suggest to those wanting to move here to save money and have all your documents prepared for whichever visa you intend to apply for. Get in contact with anyone you know in LA, and don't be afraid to ask for help.
You can find me on my website www.salme.geransar.com, Twitter @SalmeGeransar and my Facebook page www.facebook.com/