Category Archives: Getting Settled

Tips and tricks about how to get settled in the San Francisco Bay Area or when coming to Stanford. From moving, to renting to daily things you have to do when you arrive.

6 Weird things we had to adjust to during our first year in the Silicon Valley

Looking back at my first 18 months in Silicon Valley, here are a few things which had an incredible impact on our life-style. It actually took a while to figure out what they were, but I can now make an (almost) complete … Continue reading

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Grow New Roots and Blossom – Spring 2015

We’ve blogged before about Deborah’s Palm. They offer a wide variety of classes, and groups for women experience challenges throughout their lives, in addition to an open place to come relax and enjoy a cup of tea. Deborah’s Palm is … Continue reading

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There’s an app for that…in the Silicon Valley

If you’re living in the Bay Area or Silicon Valley, and you have a smart phone…there’s an app for that… You’ve arrived! You’re here in the technology capitol of the world, some say, so embrace technology and let it help … Continue reading

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Things I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to America

Landing in a new country is really like being a teenager again. Learning the language is just part of the whole relocation. Expats must re-learn all the basic rules of living together: the things your parents and your experience have … Continue reading

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Eat, Bay, Love – Missing Indonesian Food

I moved to California ten months ago when my husband was offered a position in Google. Living far away from home and family might sound daunting, but fortunately, I was rather trained in that. Or so I thought. I come … Continue reading

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