My friend and I are planning our first overseas trip together and we're trying to decide on where to go. We're from Malaysia and my friend is a Muslim who wears a hijab. We're considering going to the US because one of our other friends is going to university there. So we would probably like to see California, Las Vegas and Texas.
Given all the news out of the US right now with the new president and potential travel restrictions, is my friend who is going to look very Muslim, going to have any hassles being there?
Like I'm sure America is still a civilised country so I'm not thinking of violent assault or anything but this is intended as a holiday so is it going to be a positive, welcoming experience for her?
Will she likely get stared at or abused on the street?
Will she have lots of trouble going through Customs?