In 7 days,
When I first landed in San Francisco, I stayed for 10 days at a hotel while
Once I was settled in a place, I wanted to explore the city in depth. Shortly after I moved in, some friends happened to be in town visiting. They wanted to ride on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, so I decided to accompany them. And I’m glad I did! Not only I got to see a lot more of the city, but I also discovered a lovely little local business:
San Francisco has a lot of to offer, but after a few weeks of exploring it every weekend, I decided to start venturing into its surroundings. The first city I visited was
Sacramento was only a 2-3 hour bus away from San Francisco, so for my next weekend trip I decided to go a bit farther.
Short after my trip to Santa Ana, my supervisor at my host company recommended visiting the Exploratorium of San Francisco, a museum . At that point, my supervisor and I had already built a great relationship, and just like anyone who gets close to me, was fully aware that I’m a bit of a science geek. Following his recommendation,
While the Exploratorium was great, the museum that really impressed me was the California Academy of Sciences Museum.
Around that same time, one of the US’ most important holidays took place: Thanksgiving.
Shortly after came Christmas and New Year’s. I am particularly fond of the memories I acquired at the later, as I decided to take yet another little trip to a Californian city. This time it was Monterey, a coastal city also located 2 hours away from San Francisco. Monterey itself was packed with amazing touristic points, but its surroundings were also very worth visiting. Because of this, I decided to
Not long after that trip,
Since then, my exploration has halted. These last 3 months I have been focused mostly on getting the most out of the last phase of my internship: while things have shifted drastically, there are still plenty opportunities to learn things from this new set of circumstances. For instance, I have continued my internship remotely (while still in the US), which has introduced an interesting new set of challenges, and I have had time to refocus on achieving a few industry certifications.
Overall, this internship has been one of the best experiences of my life: I have met amazing people, I have been exposed to a lot of new cultural facets, I have learned a ton from top people in my field and visited some amazing places. San Francisco has left a mark on me and, after this, I will never be the same 🙂