Going back to march 2015, definitely better than March 2020. That’s for sure.
After a few days of settling in in Sunnyvale and getting familiar with the surroundings, work was about to start. This meant moving and driving around within the bay area. Especially San Francisco, Sunnyvale and San Mateo.
The traffic was terrible and even on the carpool lane (you need at least two people in a car to drive there) it sometimes just took about 10 minutes to drive from place A to B but there were also some days when it took about an hour. The funny thing however was that I always hated traffic and congestion in Germany, and over there I just didn’t mind. I don’t know why. This is still true until this very day, for whatever weird reason.