Bikes. Everywhere! Thought Sydney had a lot of cyclists? That’s nothing on the huge number of people riding around the Bay Area!
Tech logos. Everywhere! In just one day, I saw people carrying/wearing logos for: Oracle, BitTorrent, Ebay, Dropbox, and (of course) Groupon! That was without me even trying to spot them.
All the seats on the train face backwards. And the levels are split up weirdly.
Speaking of the train: There’s no lines! Barely anyone seems to catch it (from my stops)… Maybe they’re all cycling?
There’s such a thing as “Moving Season” – mostly when all the students start to move in for the academic period. So, if I want to rent a place (which I do), I need to start looking now!
“Muggy” here is defined by 30% humidity… THIRTY PERCENT! I wish it was this “muggy” some days in Sydney 😛
Free food rocks (with caveats). It’s tasty, but probably not the healthiest, and it means I don’t get outside during the day 🙁
Despite being all about equality, there is so much social segregation! For example; clubs that are just for “Blacks”, people grouped by a single characteristic (colour / geographic origin / sexuality), etc – I understand people grouping together under a common banner, but it’s… different that in Australia.
Anyway, this is all just my first day at work… There’s lots more where that came from!