Our elephant-ear – name says it all – plant in the office at Academia.edu
And finally, San Francisco is not only part of the Sillicon Valley area; the heartland of the internet, but also is a great place to live. Though there is a bit more fog than I initially expected. My room is near Golden Gate Park, which is nice for taking long walks, and being surrounded by nature. Besides, there are a lot of cool coding-related events in the city (almost daily), many theaters, museums, and there are even some nice beaches nearby (Ocean Beach is my favorite, though the sea there is very cold). I haven’t gone for trips outside the city that much, but I did visit Lake Tahoe twice, which is a real gem, both in summer, and in winter.
Tahoe in the middle of summer, 2011
Tahoe during our company ski trip