to fly or not to fly

well…how great is it to have your ticket almost booked and a “worldwide alert” issued by the department of state…!?!
all is set for me to fly to SF and i have to admit i’m a bit concearned…the news coming in are not really good, embassies closing, staff being transfered…
i have changed air companies and only flying with airfrance and not delta anymore.
i’m supposed to fly by the end on august and fly back on sept 11th…(nope that date does not worry me…)
so…shall i proceed normally (and not be paranoid!) or be worried for real and postpone the trip?!

pink plane

frankly i would go ahead…but some reassurance is quite welcome!!

please share your opinion with me?!

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…from Turin to San Francisco….

it all started with the urge of change.
not so long ago.
due to one straight simple reason.
a really bad time to live in italy.

gran madre, turin
after a great deal of consideration i decided to push that “google search” button and explore what was out there for work on the fields i have experience.
there was one specific result that “drove” my attention to San Francisco. i got myself hooked on studying about this city. it didn’t take me much  to “fall in love”. with SF and the idea of spending sometime there.
initial aims were diverted and so i chose to literally take some time off and go back to studying (more like updating my year 2000 graduation Degree), taking up some good and cool cooking courses, changing the pace of life a bit, search for new inspirations, initiatives and all the positive things a new experience like this one can give!
i admit it is not the first time i move cities. brazilian born from a half brazilian half italian family, i left Sao Paulo, brazil at the age of 19 to live and study in London. 10 amazing years between studies and a great professional life in the F&B world. with a brief pit stop in Sao Paulo and i moved to Turin, eight years ago. a city well known to me as i have dear friends since the times i used to go to summer schools abroad when i was a child. not only well known but also very dear to my heart. like London i can say Turin will always have that “home feeling”.
but now it’s time to see if SF will have that special sparkle with me too!

painted ladies on a foggy day, credits Tumblr
however i seriously need some “help” here!!
besides the internet with all the blogs and their stories (most of them i have to say pretty positive), great incentive and feedback from some contacts i have in SF (and also LA) and friends that have been or lived, i know very little in concrete terms.
well i know it’s expensive. full stop.
let’s bypass that obvious fact and move on to more specific points.
points which i will breakdown in specific posts.
– a place to live (as you realised the senise’s are in four and three of them are pets…this being the most important post to be published next in great details)
– choice of neighborhood (i have read tones about it but i’m happy to hear personal experiences and suggestions)
– work experiences (sharing, exchanging, suggesting…)
– what to expect in certain situations (again happy to hear personal experiences)
i guess those were just a few ones to start with….
in the next 6 months i hope to share the good and the bad moments (it can’t be all flowers we all know!!) with you, all the planning, steps and developments about the great adventure of the senise’s moving to SF!

thanks for staying with us!