I’ve arrived yesterday around 6:30 PM after a tiring 18 hours long trip. I’ve started at Oporto Airport where I took a plain to Lisbon, then Philadelphia and finally San Francisco. As you can imagine, I’ve arrived completely exhausted.
It gets dark really soon in San Francisco. I took the BART to get to the city centre around 7 PM and it was completely dark outside.
After checking with the hotel, I took a short walk just to feel the city atmosphere and have a quick meal. The first impression I had was a nice, clean, organized, big city. Many people walking in the sidewalks, speaking numerous different languages. I’ve stopped some people to ask for directions and no one seemed to be from San Francisco… I guess San Francisco beyond an American city, it’s a World city. I’ve also noticed a bad thing: homeless people checking garbage cans and asking for money in the streets.
Today, the jetlag effect made me wake up at 2 AM. I forced myself to sleep a little bit more and managed to sleep until 5 AM. Considering that yesterday I woke up at 5:30 AM to start the travel and went to bed at 6:30 AM the next day (10:30 PM local time) I’ve been more than 24 h awake, excluding two or three small periods on the plain.
I have a full day with lots of sessions to follow and with the blogger meetup at the end of the day.
Keep checking this blog. I’ll try blog everyday during the OpenWorld.