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Filoli

  15 minutes from Palo Alto there is a wonderful garden, an estate of the early twentieth century straight out of a Monet painting! Amongst tulips and roses : we are in Filoli. The name Filoli comes from the first letters of key words in the motto of Mr. William Bowers Burn II’s owner of…

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Since I move to Silicon Valley I’ve felt really lucky because I had the chance to meet lots of creative and full of ideas people. Many of them even completely reinvented themselves, especially women who followed their husbands in their relocation. We will dedicate some posts to present you some of these persons, and today…

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A place that helps you to live a better pregnancy

Being pregnant not in your country could become a very different experience even if you already have children. Doctor’s visits, medical examinations, delivery procedure could not follow the same approach you are used to. This sometimes could scary the foreigner mom-to-be. That’s why I wanted to speak about a place I discovered thanks to the…

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Enjoy the Stanford atmosphere…..

What to do in Palo Alto? Visit the Stanford University campus, go around and discover the Cantor museum and the Rodin Garden, take a pause in the bookshop and have a lunch at the Cool cafe over looking the Rodin Sculpture Garden (a great place to relax while you’re visiting the Stanford campus or art…

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Are you ready for an Earthquake?

California is located on the San Andreas Fault, that’s why earthquakes are so common here. Fortunately many of them are not even felt, but in the past some happened to be really destructive. On Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_earthquakes_in_California) you can find the list of the worst earthquakes in California. Anyway, since nobody knows when it can happen,…

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Silicon Valley: always the heart of innovation!

I almost realize everyday that I’m really lucky to live in an area where innovation is still alive. It’s full of start-ups here, and this is well known. And even if the rate of success (meaning with success making a lot of money) is not so high, many of them started really promising and interesting…