Category Archives: History & Culture

What you’ve always wanted to know about the American culture and history.

Geek Guide to Silicon Valley: Part 2

One year ago I moved into Mountain View. Six months later I started working for a start-up company and I’m still learning about the Silicon Valley atmosphere. In Part 1 I familiarized you with Silicon Valley terminology. This post is about … Continue reading

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Geek Guide to Silicon Valley: Part 1

One year ago I moved into Mountain View. Six months later I started working for a start-up company and I’m still learning about the Silicon Valley atmosphere. In a few articles I want to familiarize you with Silicon Valley. As … Continue reading

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Horse Riding at Stanford’s Red Barn

Stanford University is affectionately known as “The Farm” due to it being built on Leland Stanford’s Palo Alto Stock Farm, where he bred standardbred horses for racing. What a lot of people don’t know is that nearly 100 horses still … Continue reading

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Halloween in the Bay (2013)

Halloween is celebrated in America on 31 October each year. It tends to kick off the winter holidays, and is celebrated by kids and adults alike. Traditionally, Halloween is preceded by a trip to the supermarket, or pumpkin patch, to … Continue reading

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Suggested Reading for arriving in California

I am sitting at home remembering the days when we had to decide where to live for the next 2 years. Was it the US or Germany or South Africa? We eventually decided to move to California. As mentioned in … Continue reading

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