Despite making waves on social media with his well-publicised relocation to a lesser-known but apparently pretty cool American city, local Betoota bloke Callum Whitlam (28) is still lacking a personality as exciting as the new place he calls home.

San Francisco (Spanish for Saint Francis is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. The consolidated city-county covers an area of about 47.9 square miles (124 km2) at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the fourth-most populous city in California, and the 13th-most populous in the United States, with a 2016 census-estimated population of 870,887.

But if you’ve been keeping an eye on Callum’s Instagram, the population has actually gone up since 2016. Because Callum is now living there.

As a run-of-the-mill middle management type back home, Callum put all his chips on the table in 2015 and moved to London, where he spent 18 months working below minimum wage as a glassie.

However, through the football club he was playing for, Callum found a cool new job working on an ‘app’.

“I guess you have really ‘done’ London properly until you get a good job and stop hanging out with other Aussies” he said.

“I really liked London. But San Fran is really different”

“I’m really getting into baseball”

However, high school acquaintances of Callum who were traveling through upstate California say that he is still as boring as ever – and even his exposure to other cultures and culture clashes haven’t changed a thing.

“Oh man. It was such a struggle. But we couldn’t go to San Francisco and not see him, right?”

“All we ended up talking about was tech stuff. Or what everyone else back home or doing”

“He didn’t even know where to go to buy a medical card”



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