Enough I could go on and on about all the gaussian and not so subtle differences between Ljubljana and Information Valley. Unlike Ljubljana where public transit runs all night at least to and a cab to pretty much anywhere you do about because you can afford to live in not-suburbia is about 5 level. Clubs and bars are awash in girls. People here are less either but more open First week back, I thought everyone here arranged me. And girlfrisnd actually do.
And people actually do. Partying Perhaps an artefact of living on the Peninsula instead of up in the city, but when you need to take a train to the city for an hour, then spend another half hour getting to the party, it really takes the steam out of any plans. By 3am everything closes. Unlike Ljubljana where public transit runs all night at least partially and a cab to pretty much anywhere you care about because you can afford to live in not-suburbia is about 5 euro.
Clubs run wild until 6am. Hell, even some coffee shops turn into bars around 9pm. The partying culture here is perfect for a night owl. You can keep working until 11pm or midnight, then get ready and be at a club by 1am. Just when the party really starts. More ladies Once you do manage to get out, Ljubljana is simply a better party place. Again, less people, so less options. But wherever you go, the Handsome guy for slovenia girlfriend to women ratio is better. Clubs and bars are awash in girls.
In SF, there are usually three to five lonely girls dancing in the dance floor and the rest are guys. It could just be my European genes predisposing me to favouring Europeans, but as soon as I touched down in Europe three weeks ago I almost broke my neck. People are varied More importantly, people are varied. You will be surrounded by like-minded people, you will overhear conversations about scaling and redis and balancing and map reduce on the train and in coffee shops and on the street and just about everywhere.
But bloody hell does it get old. Or an office manager. Or something along those lines. How ever much I love startups and technology. I have been breathing computers for the last 17 years of my life. Can we please talk about something else? Even artists in SF talk about metrics and measuring visitor responses to their art to guide them in decision making processes. Ljubljana … yes we have a thriving startup ecosystem. But people, even startup people, know how to talk about things other than work work.
People here are less friendly but more open First week back, I thought everyone here hated me. In the street, nobody smiles. A downtrodden monotone is more common. Better not to even try. And nobody is going to wish you a nice day unless something very special happens. But once you start actually talking to people, things change. They talk to you. Life has never been better. In the US, even after you talk to a person every day for months, they will never truly open up to you.
But Slovenians do still find it weird when you hug hello. They seem less weirded out by it. Enough I could go on and on about all the subtle and not so subtle differences between Ljubljana and Silicon Valley. The coffee shop culture, the way everyone here complains about the economy, Handsome guy for slovenia girlfriend much better our roads are, how far away everything is in California, how unwilling to travel even short distances Slovenians are, but this post is long enough.
Suburbia is easily the worst torture method ever conceived. Related Learned something new?