I love my work here, but Friday is still one of the best days of the week: After a swim in the nice Avery Aquatic Center on campus (free for students ), we went to Nola, a very cool bar/restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. Although it’s pretty huge, it was totally packed. It seems almost everybody you meet here works for a cool tech company, or at least does an internship at one.
On Saturday, I had a delicious, spicy pizza at Pizza My Heart. I finally got my U.S. mobile phone number working—a SIM card is not enough (I got one from Markus), you have to pay some extra activation fee. Did some relaxed work at University Café. Still the best espresso I found here so far (for just $2, including Wi-Fi), though not as good as in Italy or Portugal, of course.
Cycled to the supermarket on the other side of the town, with a little detour chatting with Manuel, just to find out they have everything except the thing I needed most importantly: body wash. It was a nice sunny Saturday, so I enjoyed cruising back to Walgreens on University Ave. Palo Alto consists mostly of villas with nice gardens around and wide, quiet streets between them. Perfect for my beach cruiser.
Walgreens didn’t have a huge selection of body wash either, but I simply had to try Old Spice anyway. See why below. Actually, I didn’t like most of their products, but at least one smelled nice.
Pictures from the rest of the long weekend will follow soon.