#1 First of all, you have to know how to get around in these streets.

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#2 And you also have to know how to stand your ground…

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#3 …because patience isn’t only a virtue, but a necessity.


#4 You got to be ready to love yoga so much that you’ll do it from the grave.

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#5 You truly never know what wild beasts you will encounter.

#6 The weather here is actually next-level…

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#7 …like, TRULY another level.

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#8 You never really know what you’ll get in Northern California.

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#9 We have an entirely different species of birds that live in trees.

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#10 The culture here is absolutely weird and wild.

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#11 And you’ll never fail to see a surprise around every corner.

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#12 Anything and anywhere can be a toilet…

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#13 …but remember, everything is not what it seems.

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#14 It’s a state where dinosaurs still roam the earth.

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#15 You have to be able to understand our language…

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#16 …because we even have a whole different language for expressing love.


#17 And we’re not afraid to live life on the edge.

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#18 But if you can survive it all, at the end of the day, this place will feel like a reward of its own.

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