Not contemplating moving there, y'understand... but a friend of a friend (who knows the Prince of Wales) may have to visit [brief but enduring stretches] for work purposes. Yes he has heard of Daniel Pearl....yes , he has read the FCO advisory stuff.....no, he doesn't read either the Daily Mail or the National Enquirer and is not particularly sold on the Project for the New American Century ...he appreciates Arrse is probably the least sensible place to check for reality. Any sensible tips ( 'Don't go if you can avoid it' is a given) from people who have either visited or lived there in the last 2 years would be much appreciated. Thanks. ' Thanks for dropping by San Diego '