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For over 2,000 years, Pueblo peoples occupied a vast region of the south-western United States. Chaco Canyon, a major centre of ancestral Pueblo culture between 850 and 1250, was a focus for ceremonials, trade and political activity for the prehistoric Four Corners area. Chaco is remarkable for its monumental public and ceremonial buildings and its distinctive architecture – it has an ancient urban ceremonial centre that is unlike anything constructed before or since. In addition to the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, the World Heritage property includes the Aztec Ruins National Monument and several smaller Chaco sites managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
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We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in USA. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to USA.
Currencie(s): United States dollar
Tipping: A practiced social custom in the United States. Tipping by definition is voluntary – at the discretion of the customer. In restaurants offering traditional table service, a gratuity of 15–20% of the amount of a customer’s check (before tax) is customary.
Corruption: USA has a corruption score of 29 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through USA, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, USA is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.
USA is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.4 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.
Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.
Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in New Mexico is 21.
Age of Consent: 16 years.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in USA since 2015.
USA scores a 2/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Timezone: UTC-12:00 to UTC+12:00
Driving: Right-hand traffic.
Power adapters and converters: 120 V (60 Hz), Plug A / B
Weather: Currently clear sky, with a temperature between 11.1 and 11.7°C (52 and 53°F)
Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 7.41 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to USA.