I’ve noticed a few cultural difference between LA and Austin that weren’t really apparent before I moved. Some of the interesting ones:
- Dogs in Austin are mostly dog-size. The little hybrid rat/dog things that are ubiquitous in LA exist here, but are a small minority.
- White people work minimum wage jobs in Austin. I don’t recall ever seeing that in LA.
- In Austin a total stranger saying “hello” on the street is just being polite. In LA, he’s about to beg for change.
- Anorexia is rare in Austin, and common in LA.