I am here for few days. The bay area is always nice – sunny (except yesterday, when it rained a lot). The view of the bay area seems to be very stable, at least for a visitor like me. I don’t see new buildings, and I don’t see too much changes, event the name of the shops on the University Ave, in Palo Alto.
The change of this place is all about the inside. The up and down of companies, the shift of talent from one to another (like to Google, and to Facebook), and the sentiment of financial marketing all change greatly, and that changes (part of) the world. You just don’t see it from the buildings, and environment.
The whole area is a nice place to be in. I haven’t been to many places. I am familiar with Redmond/Seattle area, and I know bay area well. Visited New York once, and some other cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego. So far, nothing is like San Francisco and bay area – the weather, the spread out of the city, and even the traffic. I love the bay area most.
The God seems to be very favorable to this area. Not many places (at least based on my limited travel experience) has the best of a lot of aspects. Just to name a few.
- Good weather
- Sea, sea shore, and beach!
- Bay that you can sail.
- Wine (Napa)
- Hi-tech companies, and great job opportunities (Silicon Valley!)
- Financial center (San Francisco, kind of)
- Good location with easy access to the world (port, west coast to connect to Asia, in the middle of west coast shoreline)
- Diversified culture
As I said, bay area is always my best source of inspiration, and I feel at home in this area. I do need to come here more often, I think about this every time I am here.