☮ About Fog City

10592636_10204615931186991_1541651051346102312_n (1)Anika is a journalist, digital strategist and local expert on San Francisco, interested in all past and present history of the city.

Born in Germany, she attended universities in Germany and the Netherlands and received her degree in industrial engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany.

She moved to San Francisco from Groningen, the Netherlands, where she taught at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen.

She has worked in the press room of several German publications, worked as an in-house essayist and blogger for several startups, and acts as an expert for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Among others she has published six books.

logoAbout Fog City

Fog City is a blog about the past and current history of the most beautiful city in the world: San Francisco.

Like so many recent(ish) San Francisco arrivals, I moved here with a little bit of money in my pocket, an ill-defined plan, and naive San Francisco dreams to spare. Originally an engineer, teacher and journalist, I worked in Germany and the Netherlands before San Francisco beckoned. Unable to resist her siren call, I crammed my belongings into a few suitcases, boarded a plane, and arrived at the airport in San Francisco on a drizzly June afternoon. Four years later, I’m still here.

I love exploring every nook and cranny of the city of San Francisco — and writing about what I discover, of course — far too much to stop now. This blog is where I share my love of the city. The rest of the time, I work as a freelance writer, editor, digital strategist and translator.

For more on that, visit my LinkedIn profile.