I intend with a friend to do a two month work placement next summer in LA and after reading a few responses on the city on where to go (and not go) gangs etc I'm slightly nervous. I understand some people may have individual experiences but i am slightly concerned.
I really just want to know for safety where we should live for the 2 months, where we should go and stay, if we go for dinner where should we keep away from at night and where is fine. We both have a bit of money so we obviously don't want anyone mugging us etc. so where is the best, safest place to live where we won't be robbed or anything like that.
We're both really looking forward to being there but before we look at accommodation I want to be looking in the right place, we'd also far rather pay more and be safe then pay less so money isn't the biggest concern.