- Gil Consultant (72)
- Carol Retired Project Manager (70)
Hi from San Francisco!
Gil, originally from Australia, and Carol, originally from the southern US, met in Europe on a blind date while on working holidays and married 41 years ago. We lived in London and Sydney before settling in San Francisco – and consider this the best city in the US! Carol’s career was spent primarily in the Information Technology field and Gil’s with three international airlines which allowed us to indulge a family passion for traveling and learning about other cultures. Our two children have left the nest, graduated from California universities in International Business and Advertising and now live and work in the San Francisco Bay area. Besides traveling throughout 5 continents, our family has enjoyed snow skiing at Lake Tahoe and the Bay Area’s great sporting events, theatres and multi-cultural activities. We have had two exchanges to date and look forward to more.
August 15 — September 15, 2015 These dates are flexible
Needs to be simultaneous exchange
We enjoy living in different countries in order to learn more about the people and their culture.
Our family had a wonderful time in Carol and Gil’s lovely home. The pool was a lot of fun and the hammock very relaxing. Our hosts prepared a binder full of information about their home and the area – it was very helpful! We wouldn’t hesitate to exchange with Carol and Gil again.
This was our first exchange ever and it turned out to be really great! The house is large and really comfortable set in a lovely wooded area. My husband and I did a weekend exchange since we are within a day of each other and while we thought we knew this area well, it turns out there are plenty of hidden gems and interesting restaurants. If you are looking for a house from which to explore Sonoma or Napa Valley wineries, you can't do better. Jana and family were really charming and perfect hosts!
We done a great exchange in Foster City this summer ! Carol and Gil are a very friendly couple and we had a lot of pleasure to meet them when they arrived in Montigny, it was like we received Friends. Their home was comfortable, bright and spacious for all of us., very well prepared and so tidy. We fell like at home immediatly. Foster city is a very green area with a lot of trees, gardens, parks and lagoons , with a lot of shops in the neighborhood. It"s a very safe and quiet city, ideal for families with kids. The Hillsdale call train station in direction to San Francisco is at about 12-15 minutes (with the car) or about 20 minutes by the bus,( but it's better and faster to use a car) and it take about 30- 40 minutes to be in San Francisco by train. The city is very central to explore San-Francisco and its incredible bay, the Silicon Valley, the coast (Santa-Cruz), etc...and so much more, It was our first exchange in the USA and it was so great to be there, people were so nice, and helpfull, and we discover a lot of lovely places and enjoyed so much this summer under the californian sky, We recommand highly an exchange with Carol and Gil, they are so friendly, so dynamic and open-mind, Carol took care of our cats with a lot of attention, especially of Lenny who was ill. We thank her so much for that.