Travel #6: San Francisco, Berkeley and Palo Alto

My first visit to the U.S.A., New York City and M.I.T. in Boston resulted in new friends and inspired work on the Free Software package GNOME Internet Radio Locator.

This summer I was in the U.S.A. again, this time California and visited the offices of Google in Mountain View and saw UC Berkeley, Stanford University and Palo Alto.

Travelling between Oslo-Gardermoen (OSL) and Oakland-San Francisco (OAK)

I travelled from Oslo-Gardermoen (OSL) on Norwegian DY7063 2015-08-25 12:45 (CEST) and arrived Oakland-San Francisco on 2015-08-25 14:00 (PDT).

I went from Oakland International Airport to San Francisco in the car of Greg, the son of my AirBnB host, and then went immediately on a small tour of San Francisco where I saw and went halfway over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge

On Wednesday 2015-08-26 19:00 (PDT) I went to Salsipuedes, a newly opened seafood restaurant in Oakland with Manish Singh of Automatic, the previous maintainer of the Free Software package GNU Image Manipulation Program (also known as the GIMP).

On Thursday 2015-08-27 09:00 (PDT) I went to Palo Alto to visit Google Bldg 1900 after an invitation from Google’s Director of Research Peter Norvig.

Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google

On Friday 2015-08-28 17:00 (PDT) I visited the campus of Stanford University.

Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin

On Saturday 2015-08-29 20:00 (PDT) I went to see Hall & Oates at The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley.

Hall & Oates, The Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley

On Sunday 2015-08-30 13:00 (PDT) I went to Twin Peaks and the San Francisco Beach.

On Monday 2015-08-31 18:00 (PDT) I went from Berkeley to Redwood City in Palo Alto, where I stayed with another AirBnB host between 2015-08-31 and 2015-09-01. Then I took a Uber to Palo Alto where I stayed at another AirBnB host.

I left from Terminal 1 on Oakland-San Francisco 2015-09-15 16:00 (PDT) on Norwegian DY7064 and arrived Oslo-Gardermoen 2015-09-16 10:40 (CEST).