Last night I had a few friends over to my new place and it was an interesting group, because in addition to being my friends, they were from many parts of the world. Amazingly, for being in America, Americans were in the minority. We had Bosnian, Macedonian, Danish, Irish, and Russian people all under one roof.
It’s more than just a coincidence that there happened to be that many people from different areas together, since San Francisco is a city that has people from everywhere in it. Some are just passing through and others have decided that this is one of the best places to live in the US. Having only been to England, France, and briefly, Germany, I can’t speak as to whether or not SF is better than anywhere else, but I’ve really come to enjoy it and it seems that most Europeans I’ve met really like this City more than any other in the US. While some would point to New York City and all that it has to offer internationally, I would say, “Pah! It’s too crowded.” San Francisco, while being a packed metropolis is able to have some breathing room, while at the same time having everything close together.
These days, for the money, I’m happy to be here and know all the people from all over that I know.