6 Things You Must Expect When Moving to Northern California
When moving to a place, we are always expecting that there are several different rules that are being followed on the place. Every place is different and gives a different level importance on several aspects. There are countries that values cleanliness so much that even spitting will make you pay a fine. There are some that does not consider it as an illegal activity. Well, there are lots of things that we should be aware of if we are into travelling, migrating or just staying in for some time. But let’s admit that since every state is different, there are events, traditions and/or activities that we still do not expect to happen.
So, if you’re planning to move to any place in Northern California we have prepared a list of things and/or events that you must be aware of. The items on the list might be familiar to others and some might be not. We hope that the list below will make it easier for you to adjust to this part of the state.
1. Avocados are everywhere.
You might be amazed on the quantity of avocados that you might see around the place. This fruit might be a rare to be found in other countries or state but in NorCal, it is really abundant. Well, the fact that they have plenty supply of it, makes this fruit cost cheaper. You might also be able to find several houses that has an avocado tree in their backyard. And hey! When we say everywhere, it is really everywhere. We do not just mean that they are sold anywhere but we mean that you may be able to find it even in your meal. Yes, you might see it in your burrito, tacos, nachos, dessert, salad, and a lot more! It is really anywhere and everywhere.
2. Brunch is the most important meal of the day.
Studies might say that the most important meal of the day is breakfast but in California, it’s brunch! Hey, it’s still breakfast but just a little bit late and the meal might be a bit heavy as well because it will also cover your lunch meal. Most food business in California is aware of these fact so they have a separate list of brunch meals on their menu. Brunch meals are often heavy, meaning it contains a lot of energy giving foods to help you throughout the day but will still make you enjoy your breakfast favorites like egg and sausage.
3. No Plastic bags allowed anywhere
California is the first state to ban any usage of plastic bag. This state is really strict when it comes to protecting the environment. So, you must always be ready and bring your own shopping bag with you. This way, you won’t need to buy one on the spot. You did not just help in protecting the environment you were also able to save up your money by reusing your shopping bags.
4. Uber and Lyft are essential
This is applicable especially in big cities in the state. Driving your own vehicle might be costly, why, because in this cities, traffic are everywhere. Some says that you have not experience heavy traffic if you haven’t been to Los Angeles. Aside from the expense, it will also be more comfortable for you because you just have to sit and let he driver bring you to your destination. A plus with this transport network vehicles is the fact that it helps protect the environment by reducing air pollution. How? Because they are practicing carpooling where there will be several passengers going to different but along the way locations that will just be riding one vehicle rather that one for each.
5. The place is earthquake territory
If you’re from a country that is far away from the ring of fire or from fault lines, you might get easily scared when you feel that the floor is slightly moving. But, most importantly, you might be shocked that the people around you doesn’t care as much as you. Why? Well, earthquakes are common. Anything below 6.0 is still normal for them and they are advised to stay calm. For you to be able to go with along with this event, you must make sure that your home is earthquake proof. There are some videos or articles online that teaches earthquake proofing.
6. The beach will always be near
If you’re a beach lover or you just want to have some dose of Vitamin Sea, you’ll be glad you move to this state! There are beaches anywhere, might not be in all cities but it will just take you a few drives away to reach it. Plus, you won’t regret driving because the beaches here are really beautiful and amazing. So, you must have your beach gears ready at your home just in case you suddenly thought of swimming and surfing.